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Chico Vive: Chico Mendes and Grassroots Environmentalism

4/3/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

In the mid-1980s, the international environmental movement was in its infancy. Most international work focused on trade in endangered species and setting up protected areas, while grassroots environmental work focused on local issues. And while these approaches remain highly effective, […] Read more >

Cattle ranchers from the Sao Marcelo Ranch in Brazil. Photo credit: Pisco del Gaiso

Gucci Goes Green at Paris Fashion Week

3/5/2013 // By NWF

This post was written by Nathalie Walker, Manager of National Wildlife Federation’s Tropical Agriculture, Forests and Climate Project For decades, fashion designers have looked to wildlife and the natural world for inspiration. Today, however, they’re taking it one step further at Paris […] Read more >

Let’s Commit to Tropical Forest Conservation

4/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

Tropical rainforests are diverse habitats that are home to half of the world’s plant and wildlife species, and protecting these forests is crucial to wildlife and to the health of the planet as well. Specifically, deforestation (or clear cutting forests) […] Read more >

Speaking Up for the Frog

10/17/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

In my new book Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth, I write that large tracts of the vast Amazonian rainforest ecosystem may be on the brink of irreversible collapse if the drought and other global warming effects on the Amazon […] Read more >

Thousands Year-Old Process Could Help Defeat Global Warming

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Welsh scientists are looking at the ancient practices of Amazonian Indians who developed a process some 6,000 years ago that could help to trap carbon dioxide and lower greenhouse gas levels. Photo: International Biochar Inititiative. Robin Turner from the Western […] Read more >

Dave Mizejewski Talks Rainforests with Martha Stewart

1/17/2008 // By Josh Nelson

NWF’s own Dave Mizejewski was on the Martha Stewart show this morning talking about rainforests with Martha. Part One – David Mizejewski Talks Rainforests with Martha Part Two – David Mizejewski Talks Rainforests with Martha Read more >