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How the Brazilian Beef Industry is Helping Protect Wildlife Habitat in the Amazon

5/18/2015 // By Simon Hall

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) recently announced the beta launch of a new website and the publication of a new study, highlighting the effectiveness of the market-driven “Zero-Deforestation Cattle Agreements” in the Brazilian Amazon. The Brazilian …

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

4/27/2015 // By Gabrielle Swaby

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 of these songbirds and they and other neotropical migrants are …

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 …

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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 …

Peru welcome sign near main entrance to the 2014 UNFCCC COP 20 CMP 10 in Lima Peru.
Photo Credit: Simon Hall/ NWF

Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference – Part 2

12/15/2014 // By Simon Hall

Click here to read the previous Wildlife Promise blog (by David Burns) about NWF’s work at the International Climate Change Conference.                 What should the world be doing about climate change? When most …

Soybean plantation: Photo: Tiago Fioreze

The Amazon Soy Moratorium is safe!

11/25/2014 // By Simon Hall

  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 wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Earlier this year, the Brazilian soy …

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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 …

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

A New Dolphin and Tapir for the Amazon

2/12/2014 // By Ryan Sarsfield

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 York City in 2012), and thousands of plants and insects …

A pair of monarch butterflies in Rockland, Maine, fueling up for the trip south. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Gordon Brown.

Monarchs Face New Threats, Losses Along Migration Route

1/31/2014 // By Linda Argueta

The monarch butterfly has always been the most popular, recognizable and well known species of its kind. With its stunning bright orange wings and black and white markings, these butterflies bring smiles to people across the United States during their …

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The Top 10 Climate Successes of 2013

12/18/2013 // By Mollie Simon

We’ll remember 2013 as a year of climate action thanks in large part to one landmark announcement: President Obama’s plan to act on climate.  National Wildlife Federation has been a key player in fights to keep pollution from fossil fuels …

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