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Since it was founded in 1961, WWF has become one of the world's largest and most effective independent organizations dedicated to the conservation of nature. It has reached this status through a constant record of conservation achievements. WWF now operates in around 100 countries, supported by nearly five million people worldwide.

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  • Adventures With Tubbatahas Mama Ranger

    Gloves, part of a scuba-diver’s gear, protect the fingers from poisonous stings when the hands hang on to a rock or coral. At the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in Sulu, southern Philippines, however, gloves are strictly prohibited.

    That’s because the corals and critters in this marine and bird sanctuary, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage Site (so declared in 1993, the only purely marine World Heritage Site in Southeast Asia), are protected at all cost—they don’t want you to hang on to anything.

    Thus, most boats require signi ...

  • 10 Philippine Cities Qualify For WWF Challenge

    Ten cities from Metro Manila, Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao have qualified to join the 2017-2018 edition of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)'s "One Planet City Challenge" (OPCC), which aims to promote a sustainable future.

    Formerly known as the Earth Hour City Challenge, the OPCC is a biennial global challenge that recognizes cities for developing infrastructure, housing, transport and mobility solutions to power the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.

    Any city in the world can join as long as it meets at least three of the following criteria: high level of ...

  • Rule Of Two-Thirds Underwater Photo Exhibit For Marine Conservation Opens At Solaire

    In celebration of World Oceans Day, captivating underwater photos of multi-awarded photographers Anna Varona and Danny Ocampo presents 'Rule of Two-Thirds Underwater Photo Exhibit' for marine conservation opens at Solaire.

    The exhibit is to highlight the beauty of the Philippine oceans and the urgent need to protect them and also to help the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines in their continuous efforts to conserve Philippine oceans and the communities that greatly depend on them.

    WWF-Philippines' work in protecting the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park inspired the declaration of a ...

  • The Tubbataha And Cagayancillo Story Protecting The Sea For The People

    The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the middle of the Sulu Sea.

  • Rare Whale Sharks Sighted In El Nido, Palawan

    Guests and staff of El Nido Resorts (ENR) got the surprise of their lives Saturday when four whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) greeted them while they were on their way to a private island getaway.

    The sighting of the whale sharks was captured on video by a staff of the ENR while on a boat heading towards one of the resort's private islands.

    It was posted on the ENR-Be G.R.E.E.N.'s (Guard Respect Educate El Nido) social media page on Facebook Saturday evening, and was shared by Mariglo Laririt, the resorts' director of sustainability.

    The page said: "A rare sighting of the world's larges ...

  • Sulu Seas Shark Tourism Expedition

    One of the more gratifying experiences for a conservationist is seeing the approaches you've developed coming into fruition in the real world, and having a positive effect. Having devoted a lot of energy to our recently released Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice, it was with great anticipation that I recently joined a WWF-Philippines expedition to explore the potential for community-led shark tourism in the municipality of Cagayancillo in the Philippines' Palawan Province.

    Along with our research partners LAMAVE (Large Marine Vertebrate Research Institute Philippin ...