Wildlife

The Fight Against Poaching

How Volkswagen is helping those dedicated to saving the rhino from extinction
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To track down rhinoceros and kill them is illegal, yet unfortunately a lucrative business model in South Africa. Sporting helicopters, silenced weapons and night vision scopes, the poachers come well equipped to claim their brutal prize. Just a single horn nets thousands of dollars on the black market. Ground into powder the horn allegedly is a miracle remedy for fever or even cancer and is said to increase male potency. Especially in Asia the horn of a rhino is also a treasured status symbol.

Creating the World's First Sustainable Highway

Mission Zero Corridor Project selects Innovia Technology to evaluate ground-breaking technologies
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Is it possible to have a ‘green highway’? The Mission Zero Corridor Project in West Georgia believes that it is. It has appointed breakthrough innovation consultancy Innovia Technology to help create a ‘travel corridor’ and rethink the purpose and function of this infrastructure to generate social, environmental and economic value.

Endangered Ducks in China Find Refuge in Chevrolet Volt Battery Covers

NGO collaboration and business innovation align to help save the Scaly-sided Merganser
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The Scaly-sided Merganser has become the latest critter to call a Chevrolet Volt battery cover home. This duck with a feathered mohawk is an endangered species living in East Asia and could use some extra protection due to the declining number of trees old enough to provide natural cavities for nesting. The ducks’ history dates back millions of years, but now only 2,200 breeding pairs are estimated to be alive.

Volkswagen's Friendly Encounter with the Great White Shark

Video: Research for species diversity in South Africa
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To Volkswagen, environmental care does not just mean building ever more efficient cars in ever more sustainable plants. The company is globally committed to the conservation of resources and the protection of biodiversity. In the example presented above, Volkswagen supports the work of marine biologists focusing on shark and penguin research.

Baby Beavers Find New Home

Seventy-year partnership provides Wildlife Haven with new home
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The sound of splashing rings through an old Manitoba dairy barn as four baby beavers weave back and forth through the water, learning to swim in their makeshift pool. Their mother, who would have taught them this important skill, was killed by a dog leaving the tiny two-week-olds to fend for themselves near their birthplace, 200 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg.

Leading Companies Join WWF in Calling for Large-Scale Climate Action Ahead of Paris Talks

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Today, the United States joins a growing group of countries proposing national contributions to a global climate pact to reduce carbon pollution. Ahead of negotiations in Paris this December, nearly every nation on Earth will be on this list, marking a major turning point on climate cooperation.

GM Employees Watch Over Local Wildlife All Year Long

Nature-loving employees photograph wildlife at GM sites
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Our manufacturing sites around the world sit on diverse terrain filled with animals, flowers and colorful vegetation. With certified habitat programs at 40 of our facilities around the world, we like to promote and cultivate that wildlife, getting our nature-loving employees involved along the way.

Outside of work, we have employees who hike, birdwatch, fish, or garden. They have a natural interest in nature, so we give them opportunities to help us keep the habitats outside our facilities’ windows and walls thriving.

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