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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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."
 
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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.
 
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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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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
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Blue whales in the Southern Hemisphere reach lengths of 90-100 feet.
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Habitat loss, pollution, climate change, ship strikes, and entanglement in fishing gear
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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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Set in Wilds of China, New Disneynature Film Opens in U.S. Theaters Earth Day 2017

 

Moviegoers who see Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born in China” during its opening week in Spring 2017 will benefit World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Based on opening-week attendance, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to WWF to help protect wild pandas and snow leopards in China.

A new trailer featuring breathtaking footage from the film is now available. 

 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/Yv3eTYz3_zo

 

Directed by Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, Disneynature’s “Born in China” follows the stories of three animal families, transporting audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery captured in the remote wilds of China, the film is produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and premiere nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.

Disneynature’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has contributed to a host of conservation initiatives. Efforts include planting three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, cared for chimpanzees and educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation. Additionally, efforts have funded research and restoration grants in U.S. National Parks, supporting conservation projects spanning 400,000 acres of parkland and protecting over 75 species of animals and plants, and helped protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats across Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

“Born in China” opens in U.S. theaters Earth Day 2017.