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Aerial photo outside of Xingu Indigenous Park in the Amazon.

Brazil’s Newly Elected President Prioritizes Protecting the Amazon

“We will resume monitoring and surveillance of the Amazon, and combat any and all illegal activity – whether it is mining, logging or improper agricultural occupation” – Luiz Inacio Lula … Read more

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2022 Wood Furniture Scorecard Reveals Promising Trends in Responsible Wood Sourcing

One of the greatest  threats to forests  is environmentally harmful and unsustainable logging practices — including illegal logging, which is an epidemic in some parts of the world. The furniture … Read more

Healthy vegetation sits alongside a field scorched by fire in the Amazon rainforest in Rondonia state, Brazil.

You’ll Never Look at the Grocery Store the Same Again

Tropical forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. You may remember the record-breaking Amazon fires in 2019, or heard that the world has lost approximately 10% of its tree cover … Read more

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This Bill Could Breathe New Life Into Our Forests

It’s a beautiful day for California. The state has re-introduced a vital bill, AB 416, the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act. If the bill becomes law, California will be the first … Read more

Cautious Optimism

In the months leading up to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, there was a feeling of urgency to ensure national governments and companies would stay … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more