In 2014, three more cubs were born at the Persian Leopard Breeding and Rehabilitation Centre and now it is home to 13 animals including eight cubs. These cubs are destined to become the founding members of a population of wild leopard in the Russian Caucasus.
In 2014, a
Under the WWF pressure Yamal LNG developed its own Strategy for the Conservation of the Atlantic Walrus. For the first time in Russia, such a corporate environmental standard has been followed.
In 2014, the area of forests managed in an environmentally and
From the second half of 2014, timber from the Mongolian oak and Manchurian ash listed in Annex III of CITES (Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species) may only be exported after an additional procedure to confirm the legality of the timber has been conducted.
The Government of Russia approved a National Plan to combat
In 2014, two fisheries were granted MSC certificates of
In April 2014 and after a long period of consultation during which
A coalition of environmental NGOs including WWF succeeded in postponing the government approval for the construction project in Piltun Bay that threatened western pacific grey whales and other marine mammals.
WWF, together with the Global Footprint Network, calculated for the first time the ecological footprint and biocapacity of Russian regions. The research has been conducted with financial support from Teplocom Holding.
WWF together with the Creon Energy Group prepared for the first time in Russia an environmental responsibility rating for the oil and gas sector. WWF developed the methodology while the National Rating Agency made the calculations. Surgutneftegaz received the highest score, while Sakhalin Energy came in second place and Gazprom third.
WWF along with other environmental NGOs prepared the appeal to withdraw the draft law, tabled by several members of State Duma and proposed abolishing the state environmental review. The appeal was sent to the Russian President and State Duma. Consequently, the draft law was withdrawn.
In 2014, five criminal cases were initiated with respect to the violation of Article 258.1 of the Russian Criminal Code for the trade, storage and transportation of body parts belonging to the Amur tiger, Amur leopard and polar bear. The Law that came into effect put a halt, not only to poaching, but also to the black
In January 2014, WWF asked their supporters to appeal to and request the President of Russia to limit the list of nature reserves that can be transformed into national parks. As a result, President Putin instructed the Russian Government to endorse this list.
- Over 50 million roubles were raised for WWF conservation projects thanks to individual supporters.
- In 2014, the WWF charity gift shop was launched at help.wwf.ru/podarki. Helping our planet was made even easier and more pleasant.
- Now everyone can support WWF conservation projects by sending a text message with the word «PANDA» to 3443, thereby donating 100 roubles.
- In 2014, a charitable campaign called Important People for the Living Planet was launched at wwf.ru/vmeste.
- In total during 2014, WWF was mentioned in the media no fewer than 15,174 times.