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Digging a Home for Freshwater Seal Pups
Without deep enough snow in Finland, an endangered population of freshwater seals couldn't dig lairs for giving birth and protecting the pups. Volunteers working with WWF came to their rescue.
 
Watch the video of WWF in action ►
 
monarch butterflies
Monarch Habitat in Decline
A new study reveals that the winter habitat for monarch butterflies has decreased by 27% compared to last year. These butterflies are going to need the help of Monarch Squad members like you now more than ever.
 
WWF Staff and gorilla
WWF Leads Snare Removal from Gorilla
In the Central African Republic, a team of WWF staff discovered a female western lowland gorilla who had a metal snare around her wrist, making caring for her infant difficult. Read how WWF helped free the gorilla from the snare.
 
mangrove
Anatomy of a Mangrove Tree
Found along tropical coastlines, these semi-aquatic plants are home to many rare and endangered species. Click on our interactive mangrove tree to learn more about mangroves and how WWF helps conserve them worldwide.
 
elephant
How WWF Tracks Elephants
In Kenya, WWF helps attach GPS collars to elephants in order to better understand how to protect the species. But it's not an easy task: "If you are bold and clever, try to put a necklace on an elephant."
 
Join Earth Hour
Pledge to Go Dark for Earth Hour
On March 25, 2017, at 8:30 pm local time, take a stand for our planet. Pledge to "turn up the dark" for Earth Hour and join millions around the world as we stand together for strong climate action.
 
Pledge now ►
 
CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Close-up photo
In each issue of WWF E-NEWS, our "Caught on Camera" feature shows a closeup view of a fascinating animal. Can you tell what this is?
 
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TRAVEL
 
Swimming with a whale shark
Swim With Mexico's Whale Sharks
A genuine once-in-a-lifetime experience! Snorkel responsibly off the Yucatan Peninsula with the largest fish on the planet—gentle, friendly, 40-foot-long whale sharks.
 
SPECIES SPOTLIGHT

Blue whale
Blue Whale
The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever lived. Weighing three tons at birth, some individuals grow to weigh more than 150 tons as adults. Blue whales are also the loudest animal, producing sounds that are louder than a jet engine.
Letter A icon Species
Balaenoptera musculus
Endangered symbol Status
Endangered
Length symbol Length
Blue whales in the Southern Hemisphere reach lengths of 90-100 feet.
Info symbol Threats
Habitat loss, pollution, climate change, ship strikes, and entanglement in fishing gear
Blue whale ecard
Send a whale ecard

Blue whale plush and tote
Adopt a blue whale
Donate to support WWF's global conservation efforts with a symbolic blue whale adoption.
 
DO YOU KNOW?

Vaquitas
The vaquita is the world's rarest marine mammal. How few of these porpoises remain?
 
Fewer than 10
 
As few as 30
 
Around 60
 
80-90
 
 
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Photos: Freshwater seal pup (banner) © Juha Taskinen/WWF-Finland; Monarch butterflies © Robert de Jongh/WWF; Removing the gorilla's snare © C. Whittier/WWF; Mangrove tree art © Matt Twombly/WWF-US; African elephants © Greg Armfield/WWF-UK; Earth © iStockphoto.com/Pr3t3nd3r; Caught on Camera close-up © naturepl.com/Edwin Giesbers/WWF; Whale shark © Astrid Frisch; Blue whale © naturepl.com/David Fleetham/WWF; Vaquita © WWF-Mexico
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