Tag - wwf



Orangutans at Malaysia's National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur in 2021. The orangutan is critically endangered, with a population of less than 105,000 on the island of Borneo, according to conservation group WWF.
May 9, 2024
Malaysia eyes 'orangutan diplomacy' with nations that import palm oil
But concerned wildlife advocates are calling for alternative measures to protect the ape's habitat and improve the sustainable production of the commodity.
Japan Times
May 31, 2021
Over 500 kilograms of tortoiseshell seized by Japan between 2000 and 2019
The haul was evidence of the continued smuggling of the animals and their parts despite a global trade ban on them for over four decades, the World Wide Fund for Nature said Monday.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2020
About 3 billion animals were harmed in Australian bush fires, WWF says
Nearly 3 billion koalas, kangaroos and other native Australian animals were killed or displaced by bushfires in 2019 and 2020, according to a study by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), triple the organization's earlier estimates.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2020
WWF voices 'deep concern' over purchasing standards set by Tokyo committee for 2020 Olympic Games
The World Wildlife Fund expressed concern Monday over standards set for commodity procurement by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, saying that they are "inappropriate."
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2019
Japan to make carbon dating of ivory mandatory for trade, tightening controls on oft-criticized market
Japan will tighten controls on its internationally maligned ivory market in July, requiring dealers to prove via carbon dating that specimens were legally obtained, the Environment Ministry said Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 30, 2018
Conservationists fear 'devastating consequences' as China dilutes ban on tiger and rhino parts
China unveiled new rules on Monday that would allow the use of rhino horn and tiger parts for some medical and cultural purposes, watering down a decadesold ban in a move conservation group WWF said could have "devastating consequences.
Jan 11, 2018
WWF urges Japan to ban domestic trade in ivory by 2020
The conservation group said Thursday that Japan should ban in principle all ivory trade within the country, saying its domestic market undermines international efforts to abolish illegal trade in ivory.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2017
Environment chief denies claims that Japan is center for illegal ivory trading
Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa denies claims that Japan has been a hotbed for illegal ivory exports even after a wildlife watchdog urged Japan to stop fueling the internationally outlawed trade practice.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2017
Recalling Ric Flair's theatrics, generosity after recent health scare
MAS didn't realize how far-reaching the influence of U.S. superstar wrestler Ric "Nature Boy" Flair was until he took in a high school football game in Japan some years back.
Japan Times
Aug 9, 2017
Online retailers in Japan not doing enough to stop illegal ivory trade: report
A conservation group concluded that operators of e-commerce websites are not doing enough to crack down on illegal sales of items made from elephant tusks.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2017
Wildfires prompt tourists to flee by boat from Sicily, imperil people, wildlife on Vesuvius
Seven hundred tourists were evacuated by boat from wildfires in Sicily on Wednesday, local media reported, as swaths of southern Italy burned after months with little rainfall.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Mar 18, 2017
Spring improvements: Learn to program, exercise for charity and then pour the perfect beer
Ways to build a better understanding of coding
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 19, 2016
Scientists discover 163 new species in Greater Mekong region, WWF says
A rainbow-headed snake and a dragon-like lizard are among 163 new species that scientists recently discovered in the Greater Mekong region, conservation group WWF said Monday, adding rapid development in the area, from dams to mines, was threatening wildlife survival.
Feb 9, 2016
Japan to get more coal-fired power plants thanks to Environment Ministry policy reversal
In a policy back flip Tuesday, the Environment Ministry gave the green light to construction of new coal-fired power plants in exchange for power companies and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry taking tougher measures to reduce global warming emissions.


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