A ranger answers questions about protecting tigers, a video of Persian leopards, and more in WWF's August e-newsletter. How Rangers Are Saving Tigers + More
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How Rangers Are Saving Tigers
How can we double the global number of wild tigers by 2022? Rohit Singh, president of the Ranger Federation of Asia and supporter of WWF's tiger initiative, reveals how rangers are working to achieve this ambitious goal.
 
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Persian leopard mother and cub video
Three Persian Leopards Released
Once extinct in some areas, three Persian leopards were recently released in Russia's Caucasus to help restore the population. (Video: Persian leopard mother plays with her cub)
 
Plastic pollution
A Wave of Plastic in Our Oceans
Every year, 8.8 million tons of plastic enter the ocean, but the biggest culprit isn't casual littering. Read what's causing this wave of plastic and how WWF is helping find solutions to ocean pollution.
 
Protecting forests
Fighting for Forests, Together
In Africa's Democratic Republic of Congo, a community helps shape a program to conserve its treasured forests, which provide medicines, wood for cooking, and an unusual local food.
 
 
Tiger cub
Tigers Need Your Voice
At only four weeks old, captive tiger cubs can be forced to interact with the public. This gap in US regulations puts both captive tigers and wild tigers at risk for illegal wildlife trade. Tigers need your voice now.
 
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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

Dettifoss Waterfall, Iceland
The Ultimate Iceland Adventure
See whales, puffins, volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and more as we circle all of Iceland by private mini bus, chartered flight, excursion boat, and off-road vehicle.
 
SPECIES SPOTLIGHT

Blue and yellow macaw
Macaw
Known for their intelligence and vibrant plumage, macaws are members of the parrot family. Various species can be found in Central and South America as well as Mexico. They are threatened by the illegal pet trade and deforestation. Check out some featured Amazon animal "athletes," including macaws.
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Status
Six macaw species are endangered or critically endangered.
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Habitat
Rain forests, savanna grasslands, palm stands, and thorn forests
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Size
The largest macaw—the hyacinth macaw—can be over three feet long from head to tail.
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Interesting Info
Macaws usually mate for life. They live in pairs, family groups, and flocks of 10 to 30 individuals.
Hyacinth macaw
Take our fun quiz: Which Amazon animal do you relate to most?


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DO YOU KNOW?

Vegetables
Globally, what percentage of fruits, vegetables, roots, and tubers is wasted every year?
 
22%
 
33%
 
45%
 
60%
 
 
Photos: Ranger (banner) © Gary Van Wyk/The Ginkgo Agency/Whiskas/ WWF-UK; Persian leopards © Centre for Breeding and Reintroduction of Persian Leopards in Caucasus; Plastic water bottles © Peter Chadwick/WWF; Forest in the DRC © WWF-US/Julie Pudlowski; Tiger cub © naturepl.com/Andy Rouse/WWF; Caught on Camera close-up © naturepl.com/Doc White/WWF; Dettifoss Waterfall © Don Grall/Jaynes Gallery/DanitaDelimont.com; Blue and yellow macaw © Staffan Widstrand/WWF; Hyacinth macaw © naturepl.com/Staffan Widstrand/WWF; Vegetables © Martin Harvey/WWF



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