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, …

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. …


Burgers and Wildlife: Let’s Hear From You

Migratory birds like the purple martin, one of America’s most loved songbirds, rely on tropical forests in the Amazon for wintering habitat. Unfortunately, millions of acres of the Brazilian Amazon …

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

red eyed vireo

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

Soybean plantation: Photo: Tiago Fioreze

The Amazon Soy Moratorium is safe!

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NWF featured in “A Fierce Green Fire” on PBS

NWF’s own Barbara Bramble is featured in A Fierce Green Fire, which traces the history of the grassroots and global environmental movement in the 20th century and beyond. The film, which …

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

A New Dolphin and Tapir for the Amazon

Wildlife fans rejoice at the frequent announcements of new species. Five to ten new bird species, a few dozen mammals, 100-200 reptiles and amphibians (including a new frog in New …

Urubamba Hydro Plant

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

Last year my husband and I honeymooned in Machu Picchu, Peru. In Quechua — the language spoken by the Inca who built the city — Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain.” …

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