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2012-01-19 18:05:00

The Forest Legacy Program has protected 2.2 million acres through public-private partnership using federal and leveraged funds of more than $562 million. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service announced today that it is granting $52.2 million for 17 conservation and working lands projects across the U.S. in 2012. The Forest Legacy Program has protected 2.2 million acres through public-private partnership using federal and leveraged funds of more than $562 million....

Law Enforcement Key To Great Ape Survival
2011-12-10 04:14:49

A recent study shows that, over the last two decades, areas with the greatest decrease in African great ape populations are those with no active protection from poaching by forest guards. Recent studies show that the populations of African great apes are rapidly decreasing. Many areas where apes occur are scarcely managed and weakly protected. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have carried out an international collaborative project...

2011-06-27 12:16:15

Elephant population appears stable A recently completed aerial survey of northern Botswana by Elephants Without Borders (EWB), through the support of Botswana's Dept. of Wildlife & National Parks, indicates that wildebeest, giraffes, kudu, lechwe, ostriches, roan and tsessebe antelope and warthog species are significantly challenged. Populations of these species appear to have dropped significantly over the past 15 years, specifically in Ngamiland, which encompasses the Okavango delta....

2011-05-31 13:44:00

Ag, conservation groups call on lawmakers to "ensure that reasonable funding levels are continued" WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of more than 50 agriculture and conservation groups representing millions of Americans today are urging lawmakers to reject nearly $1 billion in proposed cuts to farm bill conservation programs. The organizations are asking the House Appropriations Committee to "ensure that reasonable funding levels are continued" when the...

2011-05-16 13:00:00

Lawmakers, Pew and other conservation groups echo call for clear standards WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 400 scientists, lawmakers and the nation's top conservation leaders today asked the Obama administration to set clear standards for water and wildlife protection in sweeping new rules that would apply to 193 million acres of national forest lands. The call comes at the end of a 90-day public review period, along with more than 300,000 comments from...

2011-05-09 10:00:00

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to support protection of bat populations in southern British Columbia. The grant enables research to document the locations and health of bat habitat, which will in turn assist conservationists in taking greater measures to protect this sensitive species. The project will receive a...

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2011-04-18 14:05:54

A wildlife official said Monday that a nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered sail, raising hope for the antelope-like species' survival. The saola looks like a small deer or antelope with two horns, but is locally known as an Asian "unicorn."  They are thought to number from a few dozen to a few hundred, and are threatened by poachers who want its horns.  Conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that none have survived in...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.