Latest Conservation movement Stories
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.
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.
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.
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 people...
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received a Sustainable Forestry InitiativeÂ® (SFIÂ®) conservation grant to support protection of bat populations in southern British Columbia.
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.
NEWTOWN, Conn., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) - the trade association for the firearms industry - is launching an educational advertising campaign reminding legislators of the industry's economic impact on the nation's economy and the pivotal role that excise taxes, paid by manufacturers, play in funding wildlife conservation throughout the United States.
Top scientists call boreal protection a global priority OTTAWA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first of its kind report by the Pew Environment Group reveals that Canada's boreal, the world's largest intact forest and on-land carbon storehouse, contains more unfrozen freshwater than any other ecosystem.
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