World WildlLife Fund is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and these photos are from their latest newsletter.
They work all over the world. For example, a group of scientists visiting Africa discovered the declining condition of species like rhinos, elephants and gorillas. They help communities live with wildlife, stop illegal deforestation and illegal poaching.
The Amazon of South America has been an area of amazing discovery. Between 1999 and 2009 more than 1200 new species of plants and vertebrates were discovered in the area.
In the Galapagos Islands, which is a major tourist attraction, WWF cooperates with 100% waste collection.
It is still amazing that scientists are discovering more species in the heart of Borneo.
WWF was part of a historic tiger summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. There world leaders committed to a plan to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.
Over the years WWF has fought for and won a stamp for wildlife, a drilling moratorium in the Arctic, and the Clean Air Act.
This is the story of the young lady who phones her boy friend.
“Hi, I’m having trouble with a jig saw puzzle. Would you please help me?”
“Sure, what’s it supposed to be?”
“Well, there’s a big red rooster on the box.”
“Okay, I’ll be right over.”
The boy friend arrives, and looks at all the pieces spread out all over the table. “Tell you what,” he says. “Let’s just relax, have a nice hot cup of coffee, and then we’ll put all these cornflakes back in the box.”