Can South America’s Forests withstand Agricultural Expansion?

Key actors gather in Canada for the 2016 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef to share work being done on enhancing the sustainability of the beef sector. Last week in Banff, …

Makapuu Beach Lookout outside of Honolulu, Hawaii, host of IUCN's 2016 World Conservation Congress. Photo by David Burns.

Achieving Zero Deforestation Agriculture

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

Purple martin. Photo by Bill Thomson

How Engaged Consumers Can Help Protect Wildlife In the Amazon

There’s a reason the purple martin (Progne subis) is known as America’s backyard bird. While summering in the U.S., purple martins nest almost exclusively near towns and cities, often in man-made birdhouses. …

Blue and Yellow Macaw. Photo by Skeeze/ Pixabay

Monumental Win: Amazon Soy Moratorium Renewed Indefinitely

This agreement is a monumental win for wildlife, people, and our climate. The Amazon is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including iconic species such as macaws, jaguars, and …

Cattle grazing in pasture in the Brazilian Amazon

How the Brazilian Beef Industry is Helping Protect Wildlife Habitat…

red eyed vireo

Songbirds, Migration and Soy: What’s the Connection?

This heavy tilled soil has no soil structure, resulting in water polluting erosion, poor drainage, and slow warm up in spring. NWF Photo by Ryan Stockwell

Why You Should Use No Till and Cover Crops This…

Are Cover Crops an Underground Climate Change Solution?

Good news! A recent study from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences measured how much carbon can be sequestered by cover crops. Researchers found that – if we all stepped up …

Jaguar Mother and Cub. Photo: Jim Bauer/ Flickr  Creative Commons

Forest 500: Powerbrokers With The Greatest Potential To Reduce Deforestation

Global Canopy Programme (GCP), with support from NWF, recently released the Forest 500, a ranking of the 500 most powerful organizations and people with the greatest potential to reduce deforestation.  …


New study, co-authored by NWF, shows Amazon Soy Moratorium saves more rainforest

  A new study, titled Brazil’s Soy Moratorium, published in the journal Science shows that the Soy Moratorium has dramatically reduced the amount of deforestation linked to soy production in the …

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