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2008-10-01 09:00:22

TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Channel, America's Leader in Outdoor TV, will premiere the new season of Safari Club International's Expedition Safari on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. EDT as part of the network's Primos Thursday Night Calls of the Hunt programming block. Safari Club International (SCI), a leading conservation, humanitarian and outdoor education organization, joins over a dozen other premier conservation groups partnering with Outdoor Channel to reach viewers with an...

2008-09-30 15:00:23

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Karen Brandt, VP, Market Affairs, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, +1-703-875-9500 ext 28 MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A landmark conservation easement that preserves wildlife habitat, protects jobs and ensures public access to almost 80 square miles (200 square kilometres) of rich forestland in northern Minnesota has won Forest Capital Partners LLC the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) Inc. (SFI(R)) and Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation...

2008-09-26 00:00:18

A college has installed an eco-friendly yurt on its campus as a way to practise what it teaches. South Devon College's environment and land-based section installed the portable tent-like structure as its new classroom for students studying environmental courses. Thought to have been used by nomadic tribes as early as the fourth century BC, yurts use naturally sustainable products like wood for the frame and cotton for the canvas. In winter they are insulated with wool or animal fibre...

2008-09-24 15:00:29

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Jerry Feaser of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, +1- 717-705-6541, PGCNews@state.pa.us HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today offered testimony before the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee about the powers and duties of Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officers. Following is the prepared statement delivered by Director Roe. "The Pennsylvania Game Commission was created in 1895 by...

2008-09-19 06:00:17

By C. Douglas Nielsen For the past two decades, participation in hunting has steadily declined. For most of us, this is no secret. The subject has been discussed in a variety of outdoor publications, and I have touched upon it in a past column or two. The question is: Why are we losing hunters? Answers to that question vary, but the top two answers from a recent study are centered on public access and crowding issues. The study was conducted by Responsive Management, a public opinion and...

2008-09-16 00:00:15

By Bob Frye For the first time since Teddy Roosevelt was president, the White House will hold a conference on America's wildlife. The White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy will be October 1-3 in Reno, Nev. It is a result of the Facilitation of Hunting Heritage and Wildlife Conservation executive order signed by President Bush in August 2007. The goal of the conference is to establish a 10-year plan to improve wildlife conservation and boost hunting opportunities on...

2008-09-10 18:00:15

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Terry Brady of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, +1-717-772-9101 ErieCountyLandmarkOffering 'Celebration of Nature' HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- With its expansive backdrop of unique and abundant natural resources boasting National Natural Landmark distinction, Presque Isle State Park in Erie County will host the Wild Resource Festival's annual salute to nature from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. "This is...

2008-09-03 06:00:13

Text of report in English by Innocent Gahigana entitled "Rwandan wins global conservation award" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 3 September A Rwandan ecologist, Edwin Sabuhoro, 35, has earned himself a global Young Conservationist Award for his self-driven conservation efforts. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas and the International Ranger Federation (IRF) announced the award last week The news about...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Zeppel, Heather ABSTRACT: Marine wildlife tours can provide a range of education and conservation benefits for visitors, including emotional (i.e., affective) responses and learning (i.e., cognition). Interpretive programs cover the biology, ecology, and behavior of marine species; best practice guidelines; and human threats to marine areas. The author reviews the education and conservation benefits of 18 marine wildlife experiences with dolphins, whales, and marine turtles by using (a)...

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2008-08-12 12:05:00

Recent study suggests experience of old matriarchs may help herds survive in age of climate change A recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) suggests that old female elephants "” and perhaps their memories of distant, life-sustaining sources of food and water "” may be the key to survival during the worst of times. In particular, experienced elephant matriarchs seem to give their family groups an edge in the struggle for...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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