New Agreement Sets Ecuador on a Path to End Habitat Conversion from Shrimp Farming

WWF-Ecuador and Ecuador’s National Chamber of Aquaculture (Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura – CNA) signed an agreement to halt habitat conversion from shrimp farming across the nation. This agreement marks the first national commitment for conversion-free aquaculture from any country across the globe. Ecuador is home to the largest mangrove forests in the Eastern hemisphere, but has seen coastal habitat loss due to conversion for shrimp farming. Demand for Ecuador’s shrimp has been rising consistently over the last five years, and the nation is currently the world’s largest shrimp exporter –…

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John Lewis Partnership announces partnership with WWF

The John Lewis Partnership has announced plans to partner with global environmental charity WWF to showcase how people and nature restoration can work together for a sustainable future. The collaboration will see the John Lewis Partnership and WWF working together to protect and restore nature in the UK and globally, with two nature conservation projects planned for East Anglia and India.   The two projects will take place over a three and five year period respectively, which will enable us to create a long lasting legacy and meaningful benefit to…

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Majority of UK believe nature is in crisis and urgently needs help as charities invite public to join biggest ever conversation about nature

Eighty one per cent of UK adults believe nature is under threat and that more needs to be done urgently to protect and restore it, according to polling out today from the National Trust, the RSPB and WWF. Almost half (48%) are willing to take action themselves to reverse the damage but 42% don’t feel empowered to do so. The results come as three of the UK’s biggest conservation charities join forces with celebrity champions Maisie Williams and Cel Spellman to launch the People’s Plan for Nature, inviting the nation…

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DPD supports ground-breaking WWF seagrass restoration project

Parcel delivery firm DPD has donated to leading independent conservation organisation WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) to support the charity’s ground-breaking seagrass restoration project – Seagrass Ocean Rescue, a collaboration with Swansea University and Project Seagrass. The Project aims to help restore 15% of seagrass meadows across the UK by 2030, to capture and store hundreds of tonnes of carbon each year and help play a role in the UK reaching its net zero targets. Globally seagrass has been found to be more effective at absorbing and storing carbon…

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Global Businesses & NGOs Endorse a Common Vision for an Ambitious Global Plastics Treaty

Global businesses across the plastics value chain, financial institutions, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) came together today to announce a common vision for an effective and ambitious Global Treaty to End Plastic Pollution. The vision will form the basis for future policy engagements with governments through a newly launched Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty which will be convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF. Building on previous efforts to raise the business voice in favor of starting intergovernmental negotiations, the organizations standing behind the vision see the global…

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