David Burns

David Burns is a member of NWF's international team, and manages the Tropical Forest and Agriculture Project. He works to reduce tropical deforestation, notably in Southeast Asia, associated with the production of agricultural commodities (like palm oil, soy, beef and leather) used in products sold by major private sector retailers and brands. He holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University's School of Forestry and a BA from Bates College.

Wildlife Has a Lot to Gain from this Year’s International Climate Negotiations

It’s that time of year again when diplomats and climate policy makers from almost 200 countries will congregate for the annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework …

Could Your Morning Shower Impact Orangutans in Indonesia?

“Have you showered or brushed your teeth today?” Hopefully that’s very easy for you to answer. But this simple question serves as an entry-point to a complex topic: orangutan conservation. …

Our Call for an Ambitious Global Climate Agreement Has Been Answered

On Saturday, we witnessed history being made as high-level representatives from nearly 200 countries at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) approved a monumental agreement to curb climate change. The …

Join the Call for an Ambitious Global Climate Agreement in Paris

The international climate negotiations in Paris are rapidly approaching a critical juncture, when leaders from nearly 200 countries will decide whether we leave with the first comprehensive global agreement to …

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 …

Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference

Over the next two weeks, National Wildlife Federation staff will be blogging from the annual international climate negotiations (COP20 – or 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework …

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