So let’s start with this mind blowing statistic brought to us by a recent study by Stanford researcher Holly Gibbs: Over the 20 years between 1980 and 2000, more than half a million square miles of new farmland was created in the developing world. Of this land, over 80% was carved out of tropical forests! So over these 20 years, rainforests were the primary source for new agricultural land ! So what have Gibbs and her team of researchers added […]
The Jakarta Globe reports to us on Sinar Mas’ exodus to Liberia to continue what can only be expected to be a continuation of their hideous history of unsustainable environmental practices.
This weekend in Washington, DC World Cup fans rooted for the Amazon rainforest at a showing of the USA v England game in Dupont Circle! Check out more pics on Flickr. Join the U.S. National Team’s Defender Jonathan Spector in supporting NWF’s TEAM AMAZON! Visit www.nwf.org/worldcup today to sign NWF’s petition and show your support for Deforestation-Free Leather products. Resources: Root for companies that ‘play fair’ – Join NWF’s TEAM AMAZON! Follow the FIFA World Cup with NWF on Facebook Learn more about the Amazon-World […]
Root for rainforests during this year’s FIFA World Cup June 11-July 11! Join National Wildlife Federation’s TEAM AMAZONand show your support for cleats, balls, apparel and other leather products that are deforestation-free. Stay involved–follow the 2010 World Cup with the National Wildlife Federationon Twitter and Facebook! Resources: Root for companies that ‘play fair’ – Join NWF’s TEAM AMAZON! Follow the FIFA World Cup with NWF on Facebook Learn more about the Amazon-World Cup connection NWF International – Protecting Forests in Unlikely Places NWF’s Climate Change, Deforestation […]
Join TEAM AMAZON, National Wildlife Federation – International’s NEW! Facebook page. Get updates on the 2010 FIFA World Cup games and learn more about how NWF & World Cup sponsors are showing deforestation the red card! http://www.nwf.org/worldcup — COMING SOON!
Check out National Wildlife Federation’s latest video clip to learn more about the connection between the Amazon rainforest and products we use each day! An area of rainforest as large as the state of Texas has been cleared in Brazil’s Amazon and is now used for cattle pasture, making cattle expansion the largest driver of deforestation on the planet. Beef, leather and other cattle products make it into items we use, eat and wear each day. But solutions exist! Visit http://www.nwf.org/deforestation to find out more… Related Resources: National Wildlife Federation Climate Change, […]
What does the fashion industry have to do with tropical rainforests? Check out our NEW PAGE to follow the National Wildlife Federation as we travel around the world, from Brazil to China, promoting market-based solutions to deforestation in the Amazon and other tropical regions. We’re working to engage international producers, retailers and consumers to address the “forest footprints” of key agricultural products, including leather sourced from the Brazilian Amazon. See our latest update: HONG KONG–Working Towards Company Commitments to Deforestation-Free Leather To learn more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
At a special event on Capitol Hill this week, conservation giant Jane Goodall joined Avoided Deforestation Partners founder Jeff Horowitz in calling on lawmakers to include sufficient funding for international forest protection in U.S. climate and energy legislation. The Capitol Hill briefing focused on opportunities for U.S. leadership today, and stressed the importance of tropical forests in climate, energy and foreign policy. Also lending their voices in support of the cause were Senator Patrick Leahy (Vermont), Senator Sam Brownback (New Mexico), Congresswoman Nita Lowey (New York), and the Presidents […]
This week Nestlé responded to public demand that it stop buying palm oil—an ingredient in products from Kit Kat bars to Pringles—from areas of tropical deforestation. This decision followed two months of campaigning by the international environmental group Greenpeace. The take-away message from this story: to save our planet’s rainforests, we have to focus on major international drivers of deforestation–and when it comes to influencing big companies, every voice counts. Whether we like it or not, palm oil is an ingredient in […]
YOUTH CONCERNS OVER DRAFT REDD DEAL YouthForests Working Group of the International Youth Delegation The youth are in Copenhagen to secure a climate deal to protect our future. We are here to make sure that developed countries commit to science-based ambitious reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions and get a commitment from all countries to work to protect the world’s forests. REDD must protect intact natural forests, restore degraded natural forests, and support Indigenous peoples and local communities in developing […]