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Dry conditions in the Amazon can cause severe fires that threaten wildlife like sloths

Intense Fires Threaten the Amazon

El Niño Could Exacerbate Fires Although the dry season is a natural occurrence which begins every June and runs through the end of the year, El Niño has reduced Amazon …

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 …

red eyed vireo

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

Spring season is now in full swing, with bluebells blooming and daffodils dancing. And, even sweeter, there is the sound of songbirds singing. Now is peak migration time for many …

Soybean plantation: Photo: Tiago Fioreze

The Amazon Soy Moratorium is safe!

  Despite repeated attacks, the Soy Moratorium in the Brazilian Amazon is safe—at least for a while. This is a huge win, not only for tropical forest conservation, but also for …

a fierce green fire web image

NWF featured in “A Fierce Green Fire” on PBS

The new dolphin's cousin, Inia geoffrensis. Photo credit: Joachim S. Müller

A New Dolphin and Tapir for the Amazon

Urubamba Hydro Plant

Peru Stands up to Big Oil. Will U.S. and Ecuador?

Cattle ranchers from the Sao Marcelo Ranch in Brazil. Photo credit: Pisco del Gaiso

Gucci Goes Green at Paris Fashion Week

This post was written by Nathalie Walker, Manager of National Wildlife Federation’s Tropical Agriculture, Forests and Climate Project For decades, fashion designers have looked to wildlife and the natural world for inspiration. …

Did You Get That Handbag From…The Amazon Rainforest?

Here in Copenhagen, while negotiators hash out the details of an international climate agreement, thousands of organizations and businesses from all over the globe are monitoring the talks and bringing …

Speaking Up for the Frog

In my new book Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth, I write that large tracts of the vast Amazonian rainforest ecosystem may be on the brink of irreversible collapse if …

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