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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 …

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Creating a Green Workforce in Community Colleges

Interview with Dr. Jerry Weber, President of the College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL Jerry Weber is President of College of Lake County, in Illinois, where he has been supporting …

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.  …

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

Students check out the Insect Hotel. Photo credit: Christy Boussard

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The Amazon Soy Moratorium is under threat!

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10 Wildlife You [Probably] Didn’t Know Existed in the Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is home to more than 15,420 species; from the coastal estuaries to the deep sea floor, the biodiversity of the Gulf is astonishing! To highlight this diversity we …

A brown-headed nuthatch, one of the studies indicator species. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Virginia Senechal.

Bioenergy and Biodiversity in the Southeast: Like Speeding in a Crowded Neighborhood?

The street to my house goes through a school zone and our neighborhood is full of kids. I have a school-aged daughter myself. I pride myself on being a safe driver. …

Important habitat for the threatened Mexican Spotted Owl was destroyed in wildfires that ravaged more than 60% of the  Bandalier National Monument in New Mexico during the summer of 2011. The new technical input report features a case study of this fire and how it affected ecosystem services. Image source: Flickr (Lincoln Wildlife Crew-2008)

New Report on Climate Change and Wildlife

  A new report that brings together recent research on how climate change is affecting plants, animals, and habitats in the United States confirms what we already suspected: the changes …

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