Meet WWF’s 2020 Conservation Leadership Award winner Alexa White

WWF is thrilled to announce Alexa White as the winner of the second-annual WWF-US Conservation Leadership Award. This award aims to give the next generation of conservation leaders access to a global platform and experts. It also provides a financial prize that can be used to further recipients’ professional or educational goals related to their conservation work.

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How four communities value and protect their mangroves

Around the world, communities depend on mangroves for food, protection, and income. These coastal forests provide for communities and the communities, in turn, protect the mangroves. It’s a relationship found all over the world across the more than 100 countries where mangroves guard the coast. Here are four places where a snapshot tells the story.

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Polar Bears

Polar bears, climate crisis, and oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic Refuge has been a place undisturbed by development. But in 2017 Congress approved opening the Coastal Plain of the Refuge to allow for oil and gas drilling. WWF has been vocal in its opposition for a host of reasons, and there is one significant bit of logic even Fish and Wildlife agrees with—the climate crisis makes the future of the region uncertain. Oil and gas development only compounds the problem.

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