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2010-02-25 12:09:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Field & Stream, the world's leading outdoor magazine, issued a conservation report card for President Barack Obama's first year in office--and the results don't place the administration on the honor roll. The magazine graded the President and his administration on four conservation issues critical to sportsmen and the most common mark was an I for Incomplete. The report card appears in the March 2010 issue of the publication which hits newsstands this...

2010-02-16 15:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today issued the following statement on the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee's audit titled "Examination of Current and Future Costs and Revenues from Forest Products, Oil, Gas and Mineral Extraction on Pennsylvania Game Commission Lands." "I have to say that I was disappointed in the report, and we have major concerns with the report," Roe said. "At the beginning of the...

2010-02-03 09:25:00

First Lecture set for Feb. 18 in Chambersburg; Regional Economic Summit set for Feb. 19 in Newville HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An innovative series of speakers intended to engage citizens in conserving the South Mountain region's natural landscapes by exploring lessons from the past will begin the evening of Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Woods Center at the Capitol Theatre, in Chambersburg. The event, including a reception at 6 p.m. and a lecture at 7 p.m., is free and...

2010-01-22 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor a life spent championing the outdoors, Budweiser and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today named the late James D. "Jim" Range of Washington, D.C. the 2010 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year. This is the 15th consecutive year the award has been presented to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the outdoors and wildlife conservation; this year's announcement was made at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show...

2009-12-23 15:33:42

Conservationists have long known that lines on a map are not sufficient to protect nature because what happens outside those boundaries can affect what happens within. Now, a study by two University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists in the department of forest and wildlife ecology measures the threat of housing development around protected areas in the United States. In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Volker Radeloff, an associate...

2009-12-09 16:18:34

Finding comes during global climate talks in Copenhagen; could impact other indigenous groups seeking to protect land, way of life A new legal opinion released today from one of the world's largest law firms has found that a vulnerable Brazilian tribe in the Amazon region owns carbon-trading rights in future global warming deals, a development that could preserve vast areas of the rainforest. The groundbreaking finding, said advocates, should apply to other indigenous groups in Brazil, home...

2009-12-01 10:45:00

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced it received international recognition for the company's contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) 21st Annual Symposium, Evergreen: A Celebration of Conservation in a Changing World. ITC demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity by achieving Wildlife at Work(SM) certification at the ITC transmission...

2009-11-11 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) today certified 24 additional programs at Waste Management (NYSE: WM)-owned sites and recertified 18 other programs as protected habitats, bringing to 73 the total number of WM programs preserved under the council's programs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) At its 21st annual symposium, WHC named 24 additional WM programs to the "Wildlife at Work" certification program and four...

2009-10-15 11:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The African Wildlife Foundation [AWF] announced today that supermodel Veronica Varekova, who has been featured in campaigns for Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret, has been named one of the first AWF Goodwill Ambassadors. Veronica will aid in efforts to raise awareness and funds to support initiatives focused on conserving large landscapes, protecting endangered species, and empowering local communities working in AWF's nine African Heartlands;...

2009-10-07 11:40:39

Serious hikers and backpackers tend to become supporters of environmental and conservation groups while casual woodland tourists do not, a new study says -- and a recent fall-off in strenuous outdoor endeavors portends a coming decline in the ranks of conservation backers. Oliver Pergams, visiting research assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Patricia Zaradic, director of the Red Rock Institute in Pennsylvania, made headlines in early 2008...