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MINOUW exchange on shipping methods to reduce discards, Olhao, Portugal, 2017

Facing up to the Landing Obligation: A Challenge for European Fisheries as of 1 January 2019

European fisheries are currently making the transition to reduce discards, and to bring all catches to land as part of the implementation of the ...

04 Dec 2018 Read more »
Atlantic bluefin tuna shoal, Malta

Complete failure of ICCAT. EU and fishing nations leave the door open to criminal activities and illegal fishing of Atlantic tuna

After eight days of heated negotiations, the EU and the 50 tuna fishing nations that constitute the International Commission for the Conservation of ...

19 Nov 2018 Read more »
Marine Natura 2000 sites cover only around 6 per cent of EU’s marine territory.

Urgent political will needed to halt European marine habitat neglect

ClientEarth, Coalition Clean Baltic, Oceana, Seas at Risk and WWF warn that marine life across Europe is being harmed because member states are ...

13 Nov 2018 Read more »
Atlantska plavoperjana tuna (Thunnus thynnus) na Malti

Atlantic tuna species threatened by record levels of overfishing and alleged criminal activities: WWF urges ICCAT to deliver stringent action

A €12 million annual trade in illegal bluefin tuna recently uncovered in the Mediterranean and the dramatic overfishing of tropical tunas, pushing ...

09 Nov 2018 Read more »
Living planet report

Nature in steep decline due to human activities: WWF Living Planet Report 2018

The ways in which humans feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies are pushing our planet’s natural systems to the edge

30 Oct 2018 Read more »
The 2007 quota for Mediterranean bluefin tuna is more than double that recommended by scientists to avoid the high risk of collapse.

80 tons of illegal bluefin tuna pose a threat to sustainable fisheries and human health

Spanish authorities announced the arrest of 76 people involved in a large illegal trade of bluefin tuna worth over €12 million per year between Malta ...

17 Oct 2018 Read more »
Fish gone people gone

World Food Day: fish gone, people gone

Oceans are heavily overfished – 800 million people depend on fish for food and income.

16 Oct 2018 Read more »
WWF works with small scale fishers across the Mediterranean to promote more sustainable practices

Mediterranean countries launch new plan to transform small-scale fisheries

Today Fisheries Ministers from the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and the European Commission have officially launched a detailed Plan of Action to ...

26 Sep 2018 Read more »
The Mediterranean Sea is threatened by plastic pollution

The Mediterranean at risk of becoming ‘a sea of plastic’

The Mediterranean Sea is turning into a dangerous plastic trap, with record levels of pollution from microplastics threatening marine species and ...

08 Jun 2018 Read more »
Trivellazioni

Offshore drilling: WWF asks important questions

The new Italian Parliament and the new Government will have to face important questions concerning offshore drilling.

03 Apr 2018 Read more »
Mura River, Slovenia

77,000+ citizens call on Slovenian government to stop damming of the Mura River

WWF and its partners in the Living Rivers Europe coalition call for Slovenia to abandon plans to erect eight hydropower dams across the Mura River, ...

22 Mar 2018 Read more »
Turtles in warming waters

Mediterranean biodiversity threatened by climate change

Mediterranean biodiversity is vulnerable to rising temperatures as a result of climate change.

14 Mar 2018 Read more »
Cabo de Roca, Portugal

ANP and WWF join forces for nature in Portugal

Associação Natureza Portugal (ANP) launched today to continue the work of WWF in Portugal

26 Jan 2018 Read more »
Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) trapped in a drifting abandoned net, Mediterranean Sea.

Winning ideas: innovative projects to reduce marine pollution

The winners of the first contest in Italy dedicated to reducing the impact of waste and pollution on the sea were announced this week in Rome.

13 Dec 2017 Read more »
24 % of European bumblebees are threatened by extinction

Save our bees – European Commission launches EU pollinators initiative

WWF welcomes the decision of the European Commission to launch an initiative to tackle the rapid decline of pollinators in Europe – in fact, as an ...

05 Dec 2017 Read more »
Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in tuna ranching company's (Ecolo Fish) cages, being fattened for the sushi market, Mediterranean Sea, Spain.

Unacceptable rise in catch quota for bluefin tuna! WWF protests

WWF is deeply disappointed with ICCAT’s decision to drastically increase catch quotas for bluefin tuna.

21 Nov 2017 Read more »
Theme of the WWF pavilion at COP23

COP23 puts a strong focus on ambition, even as countries defer immediate action

As the UN climate talks end, WWF recognizes the progress made on laying the groundwork for increasing climate ambition up to 2020 and beyond, but ...

17 Nov 2017 Read more »
Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

WWF raises the alarm for mako sharks – we could lose them

At the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting currently taking place in Morocco, WWF asks for a total ban of ...

17 Nov 2017 Read more »
Northern bluefin tuna migration, Mediterranean Sea

Bluefin tuna recovery: a ten-year battle may be lost by lack of caution, WWF warns

The European Union and other fishing nations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will discuss a potential ...

09 Nov 2017 Read more »