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Desalination of Sea is Not a Solution to Tackle Global Water Scarcity: WWF

Turning salt water into drinking water is not a solution to tackle global water scarcity. Attention should rather be paid to conserving supplies, as desalination is an expensive , energy intensive process that releases a vast amount of greenhouse gas, the WWF has said in its report. "Desali...

Slimband™ Team Competes in CN Tower Climb and Helps Fight Against Global Warming

...mongst the top 10 competitors. Slimband congratulates these employees not only on their completion of the climb, but also on their support of the wwf through fund raising efforts. About Slimband™ Slimband™ is one of the largest and most respected weight loss surgery and treatment ce...

Rivers in China Shrinking Due to Climate Change

...t the head of the Yangtze showed annual rainfall at its source increased from 260 mm during 1991-2000 to 323 mm in the period 2001-06. Another wwf study showed global warming has caused glaciers to shrink, frozen earth to melt, grasslands to turn yellow and rivers to dry up. The Qinghai-T...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...d vs Union of India and others, concerning the implementation of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. 2. The Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), wwf vs Union of India and others, concerning the issue of settlement of Rights in National Parks and Sanctuaries and other issues under the Wildlife (Prot...

Benzene Slick In China Highlights Water Pollution

...avily concentrated along the major river valleys," wwf China said in a statement, adding: "Untreated sewa...n than forest, grassland, and coastal ecosystems," wwf said. "Currently, most of China's rivers are...on's people and ecosystem," Li Lifeng, director of wwf China's Freshwater Programme, said in the...
WWF in Biological News

Another fisheries commission throws the science overboard in tuna decision, WWF says

BUSAN, South Korea, December 12, 2008 The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) decision to make only minor reductions in fishing for bigeye and yellowfin tuna does nothing to help stop the demise of these species, World Wildlife Fund said today. The WCPFC disregarded the advic...

121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal

...rt from Save The Tiger Fund (STF), WWF-US, WWF-UK, wwf International and US Fish and Wildlife Service (US...s Dr. Rinjan Shrestha, Conservation Biologist with wwf Nepal. Previous studies had been undertaken in dif... and outside the protected areas." According to wwf Global Tiger Network Initiative, the wild tiger po...

Norway, Japan prop up whaling industry with taxpayer money

...ted government funds," said Dr Susan Lieberman, Species Programme Director, wwf International. The analysis considers a range of direct and indirect co... analysis was conducted by independent economists eftec and commissioned by wwf and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. IWC 61 is being held in ...

Elephant-size loopholes sustain Thai ivory trade

.... "The Thai Government needs to crack down on this serious illegal activity and stop allowing people to abuse the law," said Dr Colman O'Criodain, wwf International's analyst on wildlife trade issues. "A good first step would be to put in place a comprehensive registration system for all ivory in...

WWF study says climate change could displace millions in Asia's Coral Triangle

...fective management of coastal resources would mean the communities would remain reasonably intact and more resilient in the face of such hardships. wwf officials said world leaders have a role to play in helping Coral Triangle countries strengthen management of their marine resources and through inter...

Arctic governments and industry still unprepared for oil spills 20 years after Exxon Valdez

... of the Exxon Valdez spill approaches on March 24, wwf renewed its call for a time-out on new offshore oi...prove to ensure adequate clean-up of an oil spill. wwf is also calling on the Obama Administration to per...s one of the world's worst ecological disasters. A wwf report released today demonstrates how the Arctic ...

WWF seeks innovative solutions to bycatch through worldwide competition

...ght on longlines in the Pacific Ocean alone. In announcing the competition, wwf officials said they are searching for real-world fishing solutions that all... the serious bycatch issues in coastal East Africa. This is the second year wwf has offered a special regional prize to encourage inventions that address i...

First fuel-handling facility in the Galapagos earns environmental certification

...rds, which are part of a 10-year plan developed by wwf and Toyota, in conjunction with the Ecuadorian Gov...l into the waters surrounding the islands in 2001, wwf and PetroEcuador, the state-owned oil company, ide...l concern that needed to be immediately addressed. wwf and Toyota worked together to develop a technical ...

Over 1,000 species discovered in the Greater Mekong in past decade

...Greater Mekong to address the threats to biodiversity in the region. The wwf network is working throughout the Greater Mekong region to promote this agr...iodiversity from its base in Vientiane, Laos. Stuart Chapman, who heads the wwf network's Greater Mekong Programme, says that protecting habitat while part...

End of the line for Tuna Commission

...d up to four times the scientific recommendations. This is unacceptable and wwf has little choice but to look elsewhere to save the fishery from itself," s...or fisheries officer for World Wildlife Fund, speaking from Marrakech. wwf officials noted that the U.S. initially had responded to the independent co...
WWF in Biological Technology

The global power of WWW

... are many other famous uses of the 23rd letter of the alphabet, W, as in WWI or WWII, and we are still working overtime on a WWIII. Then there's the wwf and WWF. The match between the World Wildlife Fund and the World Wrestling Federation resulted in the muscles losing to cuddly pandas, and the wrestle...
WWF in Biological Dictionary

Species

...lien DNA, they create the ultimate femme fatale: a hybrid woman named... World Wildlife Fund is committed to endangered species protection. ... wwf safeguards hundreds of species around the world, but we focus special ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biological classif...
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