environmental protection

Men in coveralls and hard hats pushing wheelbarrows in a mountain valley (USAID/Gabriel Rojas)

Why protect wetlands?

World Wetlands Day is February 2. Educate yourself on why wetlands matter and how the U.S. government is restoring and mapping them.
Sea turtle and fish seen underwater above coral (© Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild/Getty Images)

Countries step up efforts to protect marine wildlife

Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama are creating one of the world's largest marine protected areas. Learn more about this partnership.
Three white rhinos eating (© Khalil Senosi/AP Images)

Helping African partners protect wildlife [infographic]

The U.S. is helping African partners protect wildlife. Learn how these efforts are reducing trafficking and preserving endangered species.
Woman walking dog in forest shrouded by fog (© Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Images)

U.S. innovators use AI to protect land and ocean habitats

Learn about U.S.-developed artificial intelligence tools that are helping to save coral reefs and forests.
Climate envoy John Kerry gesturing while speaking with three people (© Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Nations work together on climate at COP26 [rolling updates]

The United States has joined many nations to address the climate crisis at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
Swath of trees turning colors (© MIchael Probst/AP Images)

Leaders agree to ‘transformative’ action to stop deforestation by 2030

At COP26, leaders from more than 100 countries around the world agreed to halt deforestation by 2030 and invest in land restoration.
Blue sky seen through rock formations with river and small trees (© Kojihirano/Shutterstock)

Biden restores original protections to 3 national monuments

President Biden recently restored original protections to three national monuments in the United States. Learn more about each here.
Waterfall in forest by body of water (© Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket/Getty Images)

Biden administration restores protections for Tongass National Forest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced new protections for the nation's largest national forest, which houses over 400 species of wildlife.
Poster with drawings of pollinators and text saying "Protect pollinators" (State Dept.)

Download this poster and protect pollinators

Pollinators are under threat from diseases, pesticides and habitat loss. Download this poster and find out how you can protect them.