Amazonian Tribe Shares The  Secret Of Treating Snake Bites

The Amazonian Yawanawa tribe has successfully fought off deadly snake bites with medicinal plants for generations. This knowledge is in danger of disappearing, however, which has community health and climate ramifications. That’s why the Yawanawa, with help from Forest Trends and partners, are working to preserve this traditional knowledge with living pharmacies and other activities.

Reuters: Peru’s deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities

Surging urban populations across cities in Latin America - a result of mass migration from rural to urban areas - make them vulnerable to floods.

Victory for forests: Rosewood gets enhanced protection at wildlife summit

Shreya Dasgupta — All rosewood species that belong to Dalbergia genus have been placed under CITES protection in an attempt to clampdown on the billion-dollar illegal rosewood trade. The multi-billion-dollar

Rare Wood Rules Tightened; to What Avail?

BY ZSOMBOR PETER — Delegates at a major international conference to regulate the trade of endangered species have agreed to tighten the rules around Siamese rosewood, a favorite of Cambodia’s

The Guardian: Furniture that destroys forests: crack down on ‘rampant’ trade in rosewood

By Damian Carrington — Cites summit moves to protect the world’s most trafficked wild product by placing all 300 species of the tree under trade restrictions Governments have launched a

Huff Post: Fighting Climate Change From 36,000 Feet

By Michael Jenkins — A few years from now, every time you squeeze into an airplane seat, you could be helping protect the world’s tropical forests. That’s because the airline

Huff Post Op-Ed: Grow Native Plants: Help birds and eliminate fall garden chores

By David Yarnold — Ruby-throated Hummingbird at a Eupatorium flower. Photo: Carmen Elia/Audubon photography Awards. What’s one thing you can do to help birds and cut down on mowing, pruning

AP: Obama: Oceans Key to Protecting Planet From Climate Change

By KEVIN FREKING – President Barack Obama said Thursday that he created the Atlantic Ocean’s first national monument because the planet cannot be protected without trying to safeguard its oceans. Obama

The Hill Op-Ed: Shut down America’s bird death traps

By David Yarnold — More than a century ago, one of the greatest threats to America’s birds was the fashion industry, which slaughtered as many as 200 million birds every

Huff Post Op-Ed: Puffin Wintering Grounds Need To Be Protected

By David Yarnold, President, National Audubon Society — A long-running mystery in the bird world has been solved: Where do the little clown-faced Atlantic Puffins go when they leave their

Nat Geo: Chefs See an Olympic Opportunity for Rainforest Preservation

Showcasing the unique foods of the Amazon this month, Brazilian chefs draw attention to the value of saving rainforest culture. By April Fulton – There are thousands of fruits, vegetables,

Fortune: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Describes His Journey To Baseball’s Top Position

By Jasper Scherer – Rob Manfred, the man who makes Major League Baseball tick, hardly thinks about his legacy as the game’s 10th commissioner. He simply goes to work and

Fast Company: India Just Planted Nearly 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours

One of the most important climate change strategies is also the most low-tech. If the trees survive. By Adele Peters – India is home to 10 cities that are smoggier

Green Biz: Audubon’s upward digital journey: CEO David Yarnold

By Elsa Wenzel — The Audubon Society appears to be doing everything right in social media and marketing. It’s got apps, maps, a buzz on social media, an engaging website