environmental protection

Aerial view of rainforest, vegetation and waterway (© Education Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

Conserving the Congo Basin’s precious ecosystem

Learn how the United States is working with the private sector and nongovernmental organizations to help preserve the Congo Basin.
Herd of bison roaming reservation (© Matthew Brown/AP Images)

See the land that tribes in the U.S. are protecting

Tribes, federal agencies, local governments and more are joining in the America the Beautiful Challenge to conserve land and nature.
Smiling woman standing on beach (Nicky Rakotondrazafy/Pact/USAID)

Empowering fisherwomen in Madagascar and the Philippines

Learn how the U.S. Agency for International Development and its partners empower fishing communities in Asia and Africa.
Monica Medina speaking at lectern (State Dept.)

Making the world’s case for water and biodiversity

Monica Medina is the first U.S. special envoy for biodiversity and water resources. She will champion nature protection measures abroad.
Solar panels on semicircular hotel rooftop overlooking large swimming pool, with arid mountains in background (© Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

COP27 takes place in a moment of challenge and opportunity

The United States and more than 190 other countries are heading to Egypt for COP27 in November. Learn more here.
Long row of deteriorated buildings with mountains in background (© Thomas Peipert/AP Images)

Biden’s first national monument teems with history and wildlife

President Biden has designated the Camp Hale–Continental Divide National Monument, which will protect over 21,000 hectares.
Gloved hands holding tiny baby leopard cub (© Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating nature crimes

The United States and Norway are helping create guidelines for how countries around the world can crack down on the illegal wildlife trade.
Wind turbines over rolling hills (© Christine Birch Ferrelli)

What’s in the biggest U.S. climate legislation ever passed?

On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, taking giant leaps to combat the climate crisis.
Native American sitting on rim of canyon playing flute (NPS History Collection/Thomas C. Gray)

Native Americans protect heritage, connect visitors to nature at U.S. parks

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is August 9. Get to know Charles Sams III, director of the U.S. National Park Service.