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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 »

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 »
Dense School of brown striped snapper (Xenocys jessiae), Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Leaders commit to ocean conservation

Our Ocean, a conference of global leaders on ocean conservation, hosted by the European Union in Malta, concluded with a series of major commitments ...

06 Oct 2017 Read more »
Le secteur de la pêche est en déclin à Madagascar et dans le monde entier.

WWF calls on businesses to invest in a sustainable blue economy

On 5 and 6 October 2017 WWF will attend the #OurOcean Conference where high- level government representatives, businesses and NGOs will discuss the ...

03 Oct 2017 Read more »
WWF has been working in the Mediterranean Sea region for several years to develop solutions, build alliances, and invigorate societies and economies.

The Mediterranean Sea: incomparable wealth in steep decline

A new report from WWF and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) finds that the overall value of the Mediterranean Sea’s natural assets is at least ...

27 Sep 2017 Read more »

WWF campaign win: Spain must now commit to stop dredging inside outstanding wetland site

In a campaign win for WWF and other conservation bodies, Spain was forced to end plans for dredging the river.

05 Jul 2017 Read more »
Fishermen gather seine nets from the water on the Ilha de Mafamede, Mozambique.

New WWF report on Mozambique shrimp calls for sustainable management and responsible consumer choices

​Lisbon / Madrid – 29 June 2017 – According to a new WWF report, 82% of shrimp exported by Mozambique goes to the EU, mainly to Spain and Portugal. ...

30 Jun 2017 Read more »
The Great Waterfall in Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Croatia: Watershed moment for the Great Waterfall and Plitvice Lakes National Park

Unprecedented pressure from tourism and ill-planned construction threaten to impact park’s waters and biodiversity.

22 Jun 2017 Read more »
Portuguese forests - a unique heritage

Forest fires in Portugal

WWF is deeply saddened by the numerous human victims and urges better forest management in light of tragedy.

18 Jun 2017 Read more »