tropical forests

Intense Fires Threaten the Amazon

El Niño Could Exacerbate Fires Although the dry season is a natural occurrence which begins every June and runs through the end of the year, El Niño has reduced Amazon …

Monumental Win: Amazon Soy Moratorium Renewed Indefinitely

This agreement is a monumental win for wildlife, people, and our climate. The Amazon is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including iconic species such as macaws, jaguars, and …

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 …

How the Brazilian Beef Industry is Helping Protect Wildlife Habitat in the Amazon

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 …

Songbirds, Migration and Soy: What’s the Connection?

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 …

Forest 500: Powerbrokers With The Greatest Potential To Reduce Deforestation

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.  …

New study, co-authored by NWF, shows Amazon Soy Moratorium saves…

  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 …

The Amazon Soy Moratorium is under threat!

  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. …

Unilever Protects Wildlife Habitat through RSB Certification

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 …

COP 19 Update: Delivering the Message

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 …

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