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Cover Photo: A jaguar, which is an example of an animal whose habitat is spared by sustainable sourcing of raw materials.

Cargill Commits to Save Jaguars and Sloths… In 15 years

9/18/2015 // By David Burns

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 2020 – or does it? In September 2014, Cargill endorsed the …

Cattle grazing in pasture in the Brazilian Amazon

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 …


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 …

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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 …

Cover Photo: A jaguar, which is an example of an animal whose habitat is spared by sustainable sourcing of raw materials.

Unilever Protects Wildlife Habitat through RSB Certification

5/8/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

Last week, Unilever announced that any product certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) will be considered to be “sustainably sourced” according to their corporate standards. This step helps to simplify the assessment of sustainability of Unilever’s supply chain …


COP 19 Update: Delivering the Message

11/25/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

This weekend marked the official end of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Governments have agreed on a text after working through Friday night and into midday Saturday. Civil society spread its …

Saving Forests and Reducing Global Warming Pollution

12/17/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

By:  Larry J. Schweiger Carbon released into the atmosphere when trees are cut down contributes about the same amount of global warming pollution as the world’s entire transportation sector. Which is why the announcement here in Copenhagen by U.S. Secretary …