deforestation

Cargill Commits to Save Jaguars and Sloths… In 15 years

Today, agri-business giant Cargill released its new Policy on Forests and Forest Protection Action Plans, which builds on its 2014 commitment to eliminate deforestation across its entire agricultural supply chain by …

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

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 …

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 …

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.  …

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

  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 …

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

Click here to read the previous Wildlife Promise blog (by David Burns) about NWF’s work at the International Climate Change Conference.                 What …

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 …

The Amazon Soy Moratorium is under threat!

  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. …

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 …

Monarchs Face New Threats, Losses Along Migration Route

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 …

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