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2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Anonymous NRPA's National Summit on Environmental Stewardship provides a perfect convergence of public parks, environmental sustainability, and community advocacy. For three days in May, nearly 400 participants-leaders in public parks and recreation, conservationists, land stewards, citizen advocates, and others- gathered in Portland, Ore., for NRPA's multi-day National Summit on Environmental Stewardship. More than an event, it was an effort aimed at staking a claim for public parks and...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Anna Ferguson, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 22--Sustainable has become a buzz word of late. With fuel prices soaring and the public looking to conserve resources, the idea of being sustainable has caught fire. But for David Kyler, sustainable is nothing new. It's an ideal he has been applying to coastal Georgia for more than a decade. As founder and director of the Center for a Sustainable Coast, headquartered on St. Simons Island, Kyler seeks to educate the public and governing...

2008-07-21 08:44:54

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Lisa McCrummen, +1-206-321-9461, lisa@interboreal.org, or Justin Kenney, +1-215-575-4816, jkenney@pewtrusts.org SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As news spreads of Ontario's commitment to protect over 55 million acres of Canada's Boreal Forest, an area the size of the United Kingdom, leading international scientists and conservationists are expressing their strong support for Premier Dalton McGuinty's science-based leadership. "Premier...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen conservation groups today sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer strongly urging him to reject pressure from Congress and producer groups "to allow the penalty-free early release of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)." USDA has been urged to release up to 24 million acres from CRP - roughly three-fourths of the land currently enrolled in the program - and put it back into production. This move would...

2008-07-04 09:00:23

By Tim De Chant, Chicago Tribune Jul. 4--The execution-style killing last year of a gorilla family in Congo may portend future conflicts as humans encroach on resource-rich national parks in developing countries, according to authors of a new study. The report to be published Friday in the journal Science surveyed strips of land surrounding protected areas and found that people are moving closer to such parks to take advantage of the economic development that often stems from...

2008-07-03 21:00:12

CHICAGO _ The execution-style killing last year of a gorilla family in the Democratic Republic of Congo may portend future conflicts as humans encroach on resource-rich national parks in developing countries, according to authors of a new study. The report published Friday in the journal Science surveyed strips of land surrounding protected areas and found that people are moving closer to such parks to take advantage of the economic development that often stems from conservation...

2008-07-03 18:00:17

By Tim De Chant, Chicago Tribune Jul. 3--The execution-style killing last year of a gorilla family in the Democratic Republic of Congo may portend future conflicts as humans encroach on resource-rich national parks in developing countries, according to authors of a new study. The report to be published Friday in the journal Science surveyed strips of land surrounding protected areas and found that people are moving closer to such parks to take advantage of the economic development that...

2008-06-29 06:02:25

By Luntz, Stephen Dr Michael Bode of the University of Queensland's Ecology Centre has called for conservationists to take the cost of conserving locations, rather than just the number of endangered species, into account when prioritising areas for protection. "We should worry more about costs of conservation and other socioeconomic factors and obsess less about exactly what species is where," Bode says. Bode sees advantages beyond simply anticipating the responses of legislators or donors....

2008-06-25 18:02:34

FORMER First Minister Jack McConnell visited Edinburgh Zoo today to back a conservation group helping to protect wildlife in Malawi. Mr McConnellis due to take over as the next British High Commissioner in the African country when the present incumbent steps down early next year. Today's visit was organised to support Project African Wilderness, which was formed to protect and restore the Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve in Southern Malawi. As well as conservation work, the organisation...

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2008-06-19 12:50:00

Despite tensions between their governments, wildlife experts from Iran and the West are collaborating to save endangered Asiatic cheetahs from extinction in the rugged, mountainous region of central Iran. The country is thought to host the only 60 - 100 Asiatic cheetahs that remain in the wild. The animals inhabit the unforgiving terrain of jagged peaks, gorges and arid plains in the Kuh-e Bafgh protected area in central Iran's Yazd province. Conservation groups from Britain and the U.S. are...