We bring you the latest from around the World in wildlife and conservation news.
WWF UK is asking you to have a bit of fun and take part in their September 2011 caption competition, which could result in your name featuring in next month’s e-newsletter! This months snap that is awaiting your comedy gem features this 3 month old walrus calf sitting atop it’s mother’s back in Nunavut, Canada.
WWF UK are pleased to announce that The Prince of Wales has agreed to become their President. Prince Charles believes he is taking the reins at a crucial moment for the charity, with a plea for the human race to safeguard the natural world for future generations. Speaking at St James’s Palace to announce his new role within WWF, the prince put forward the notion that the charity needed a new celebrated cause, like that of the ‘Save the Panda’ campaign that is now internationally renowned.
If you fancy stopping in one of the most unusual accommodations in the world whilst visiting some of South America’s most breathtaking scenery, why not have a look at this WWF tour. Taking place next year between 16-26th January, the trip will see you not only get the chance to explore the amazing Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile, but also enjoy a luxury stay in the surreal Ecocamp.
WWF charity officials have teamed up with Toyota to help create a new and improved waste management and recycling system on the Galápagos Islands. With more and more people visiting to the wondrous wildlife that roams freely on the island, increased waste could prove to be a critical threat to the animals and unique ecosystems of the Galápagos.
WWF charity officials were part of the team that apprehended poachers who had in their possession an infant mountain gorilla in Rwanda this month. The poachers were made up of a group of Rwandan and Congolese men, were attempting to smuggle the tiny female, less than one-year old, into Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
WWF charity officials in Indonesia would like the authorities to hand down a maximum sentence to a suspected tiger smuggler who went onto trial in a West Sumatra on Thursday 11th August 2011. The 49 year old male is on trial for transporting and trading endangered species after being arrested in West Sumatra in March. His arrest followed a three day investigation by the Natural Resource Conservation Agency with support from WWF Indonesia’s Tiger Protection Unit.
WWF charity officials are pleased to see that the number of Tigers in India has increased, but at the same time are concerned about the dangerous decline in their surrounding natural habitat. Figures from the world’s largest tiger population study, carried out by the Indian government, shows encouraging statistics that proves the work WWF are carrying out is starting to bear fruit, but all this hard work could be undone through a lack of suitable surroundings.
WWF charity officials have co-written a new paper which claims that polar bear cubs are more at risk now than ever due to sea ice loss from climate change. The bears are now having to swim much longer distances to find stable ice and food, which is causing a greater risk to cubs.