Press Releases – The Perfect World Foundation

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Stop Talking! The clear message from climate-worried youth around the world.

IPCC has released yet another alarming climate report which confirms that politicians have not done enough. The Perfect World Foundation and Climate AID World Forum is releasing hundreds of testimonials from worried young people all over the world. The clear message to global politicians: Act now! Stop Talking!

50 years ago, our politicians, governments and the United Nations were informed of the climate problems. At the Stockholm Climate Conference in 1972, alarming scientific reports on dramatically raising CO2 levels in the atmosphere were presented to the UN and global politicians. Maybe they listened, but they obviously didn’t hear!

Nordic call to global climate action – New climate forum creates optimism and opportunity for needed changes

The BBC profile and legend Sir David Attenborough was one of the voices behind the need for a neutral, independent, action-oriented Nordic Climate Forum, when visited Gothenburg, Sweden as a speaker and guest at The Perfect World Foundation Climate Conference in 2018. The Gothenburg community now stands behind The Perfect World Foundation’s initiative; Climate AID World Forum, represented by Volvo Cars, Business Region Göteborg, EY (Ernst & Young), Göteborg & Co and many others.

World Whale Day: beluga whales get a second chance through Swedish efforts

Beluga whales, Little White and Little Gray, gained international attention when they were rescued in 2019 from a water park in Shanghai. The whales then flew 9,600 kilometers to their new home in Iceland, where they last year became the first guests to the world’s first open-sea sanctuary for beluga whales. The Perfect World Foundation works together with the haircare brand Maria Nila to support the whales and to give them a second chance. Until today, World Whale Day, over half a million SEK has been raised in favour of the belugas.

The Perfect World Award 2020, goes to the legacy of Wangari Maathai, The Green Belt Movement, The Wangari Maathai Foundation and The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies

In 2004, environmental activist Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2011, she died of cancer. Now, nine years after her passing, the legacy of Maathai is honoured with the prestigious Swedish honorary award, The Perfect World Award, which goes to The Green Belt Movement, The Wangari Maathai Foundation and The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies. The prize is awarded annually by the animal and nature organization The Perfect World Foundation. Previous awardees include, among other, Greta Thunberg, Sir David Attenborough, Dr Sylvia Earle and Dr Jane Goodall.

How the COVID-19 pandemic affects wildlife

Wildlife rescue- and conservation projects are in an urgent need of support due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Perfect World Foundation is now launching the Corona AID fundraising campaign, where 100% of the funds raised go directly to the animal projects that have been affected by the crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Translation results More than 300 Beluga whales are kept in captivity all over the world

A life in captivity is miserable for these wonderful, social and intelligent white whales. In the wild, beluga whales live in flocks, sometimes in groups of over 100 individuals. The whales’ natural habitat is mainly areas with Arctic sea ice. Swimming around, around in shallow, small pools with far too hot water is a painful fate for these fantastic animals… where their only task is to entertain visitors by balancing balls on their noses and jumping through rings. Worldwide, more than 300 beluga whales are kept in marine parks and aquariums as tourist attractions.

Bonobo at risk of being infected by the new coronavirus

Bonobos are closely related to humans and therefore risks being infected by the new coronavirus, COVID19. Bonobo projects are now being quarantined to protect the animals. The economic crisis also contributes to fewer donations that affect animal and nature projects all over the world.

Avoid palm oil for a week

Avoiding palm oil products can be a first important step in creating better conditions for human and nature. This week’s challenge in GONNA! comes from The Perfect World Foundation and is about actively choose products that do not contain palm oil.

Greta Thunberg is awarded TPW Award – The Conservationist of the Year 2019

Greta Thunberg will be the first Swedish person to be awarded the nature and animal organization The Perfect World Foundation’s honorary award, The Perfect World Award, “The Conservationist of the Year”. The prize is awarded annually and among previous award winners are Dr. Jane Goodall and BBC producer Sir David Attenborough. – Greta receives the award for having succeeded in creating global awareness of the climate issue, says Ragnhild Jacobsson, CEO of The Perfect World Foundation.