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

Forest 500: Powerbrokers With The Greatest Potential To Reduce Deforestation

2/11/2015 // By Simon Hall

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.  This project is an integral part of the global effort …


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

1/22/2015 // By Simon Hall

  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 Brazilian Amazon, protecting valuable rainforest and the wildlife that live …

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

Eco-Schools USA Goes to College

11/19/2014 // By Jennifer Murck

  Northwest Montessori is a private school in Seattle, Washington educating students Pre-K thru middle school. The school aims to build an environment that will help every student explore, communicate, work and perfect skills to their highest potential. Today we’d …

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The Amazon Soy Moratorium is under threat!

10/14/2014 // By Simon Hall

  For nearly 8 years, the Soy Moratorium in the Brazilian Amazon has stood as a shining example of how  the agriculture industry can voluntarily protect forests in the tropics. Despite this proven record of success, the Moratorium is on …

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

3/17/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

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 thought that it would be fun to introduce you to …

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?

12/5/2013 // By Ben Larson

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. I try to look carefully and slow down. Of course …

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

8/15/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

  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 are happening faster than previously thought, with more compelling evidence …

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New Biodiversity Pathway Asks Eco-Schools (and Students) to Explore the Wild Around Them

3/20/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Many schools offer hands-on laboratories for studying life on earth without even knowing it. Just in time for National Wildlife Week, National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program has officially launched a new Biodiversity pathway to help schools explore their own …

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Motion maps track spread of Asian carp and invasive mussels

6/30/2011 // By Trilby Becker

Motion maps of Asian carp and invasive mussels’ spread  across the U.S created by NWF and the U.S. Geological Survey dramatize as never before their meteoric invasion.  Watch Asian carp spread across the country.  Then, see how invasive mussels traveled to California. In less …

Sustaining Life: How Our Health Depends on Biodiversity

12/10/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

My friend Dr. Eric Chivian, and Dr. Aaron Bernstein, both with Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, have published an excellent summary of the many diverse and vital ways that the natural world sustains our health …

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