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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.

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 people...

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.

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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.

2011-03-31 11:11:00

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.

2011-03-16 14:34:00

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.

2011-03-01 12:18:00

In the news release, Senate Urged to Reject House Cuts to USDA Conservation Programs, issued 01-Mar-2011 by Environmental Defense Fund over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the fifth paragraph, second sentence, should read "Farmers and ranchers are waiting to enroll over 1,000,000 acres in the Wetlands Reserve Program and Grasslands Reserve Program," rather than "More than 1,000,000 farmers and ranchers are waiting to enroll in the Wetlands Reserve Program and Grasslands...

2011-03-01 10:22:00

Groups Say Programs Are "Crucial to Health, Viability of Agriculture" WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-five agriculture, and conservation groups today sent a letter to the U.S.

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2011-02-09 11:24:36

Countries need to increase co-operation over conservation to protect birds and other wildlife in an era of climate change, according to a new continental-scale study.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.