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Smoke rises from an illegally lit fire in Amazon rainforest reserve, south of Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil, on August 15, 2020. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP) (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)

5 species in need of EU Due Diligence

EU Policy on Forest Products and Deforestation Tropical forests are hotspots of biodiversity, containing at least two-thirds of all species on Earth. However, these forests, and the wildlife that call …

New York Declaration on Forests: How One International Declaration is Tackling Deforestation

Forest habitats are home to countless endangered species, ranging from the red-cockaded woodpeckers of Alabama’s longleaf pine forests to the Asian elephants living in tropical forests in Thailand. Many species …

Soaring Sustainability: Historic Flight on Low-Carbon Jet Fuel

It isn’t too often that I can get inspired by an airplane journey these days – I travel too much and it’s usually too uncomfortable and annoying. But on Tuesday …

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. …

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest via Wikimedia Commons

Forests Emerge As Global Priority At COP23

Following an exciting first week of the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the COP23, the National Wildlife Federation’s International Wildlife Conservation team continued to advocate for …

WE ARE STILL IN: Global Gathering for Climate Action will…

Despite the U.S., the world moves toward a low-carbon future As they say in show business, “the show must go on”. Things are no different in the climate world. Trump’s …

Twenty-three leading companies support protecting habitat in Brazil

Update: On January 25, 2018, the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 announced the number of companies supporting protection of the Brazilian Cerrado had nearly tripled, to a total of 61 signatories. The …

NWF Supporters Lend Their Voice to Protect Tropical Rainforest Habitat

The expansion of cattle ranching is one of the leading drivers of deforestation in species-rich areas, like the Amazon rainforest. When tied to deforestation, cattle products such as beef, leather, and tallow …

Win-win solutions for the Environment and Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation recently co-organized an official side event as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech. Our event focused on opportunities to improve management practices on …

Ensuring the Paris Agreement Works for Forests and Wildlife

While the Paris Agreement, which formally entered into force last week on November 4, 2016, provides the global mechanism needed for realizing a low carbon future, there remains much work …

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