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2014-10-17 12:23:35

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-seven wildlife conservation projects around the world are receiving much needed funding from the SeaWorld® & Busch Gardens® Conservation Fund this year. Just over $1 million is being distributed among these projects bringing the amount awarded since the Fund was created in 2003, to more than $11 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141017/152758 A majority of the grants awarded this year, and every year, are for...

Mountain Lions In Southern California Face Genetic Decay
2014-10-10 03:48:04

Provided by University of California - Davis Cut off by freeways and human development, mountain lions in southern California are facing a severe loss of genetic diversity, according to a new study led by the University of California, Davis in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, represents the largest genetic sampling of mountain lions, or pumas, in southern California. It raises concerns about the current status of mountain...

2014-10-08 08:22:20

ROCKLIN, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildlands is pleased to announce the Lytle Creek Conservation Bank ("Bank") has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("USFWS"). The Bank will permanently protect and preserve approximately 182 acres of suitable habitat for the conservation of the federally endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat and Santa Ana River woollystar. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141007/150856 The Bank is located in the Lytle Creek wash...

2014-10-01 12:23:33

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jostens, the leading producer of class rings, yearbooks and student-created content, today announced a partnership with The Nature Conservancy in support of reforestation efforts to ensure forest survival for future generations. As part of the partnership, Jostens will support the Conservancy's 'Plant a Billion Trees' program. The Plant a Billion Trees program is turning the tide on deforestation by planting trees and bringing forests back...

2014-09-30 23:13:13

CCP Solutions connects local customers to a global standard for sustainability Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 CCP Solutions, LLC, a leader in document management services in the New York tri-state area, is now offering the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation. With the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX), every company—big or small—can have a direct, tangible impact on the environment by offsetting consumed paper with the planting of a...

pronghorn migration
2014-09-29 03:00:09

John Delaney, Wildlife Conservation Society Five-year study identifies dense natural gas field developments, highways, and fencing as threats to one of North America's last great long-distance mammal migrations One of North America's last remaining long-distance land migrations, better known as the Path of the Pronghorn, is being threatened by a mosaic of natural gas field development, highway traffic, and fencing in the upper Green River Basin, according to the Wildlife Conservation...

2014-09-26 12:22:23

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Endangered Canada lynx, endangered mainland Nova Scotia moose, wood turtles and other at risk species are being supported through five new forest conservation projects. The sites, totalling 2,142 acres (867 hectares) of forest have been saved across Canada through a partnership between the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and TD Bank Group (TD). The announcement was made as part of National Forest Week (Sept 21 - 27). The sites, located in Alberta,...

2014-09-24 23:02:57

Connor Sports® hosted a “Making the Science Fun” sustainable forestry education event in Amasa, MI today in partnership with the Forest Park (MI) School District to begin the production process for the custom court that will manufactured at Connor’s mill in Amasa for the 2015 NCAA® Men’s Final Four®. Amasa, Michigan (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Connor Sports® hosted a “Making the Science Fun” sustainable forestry education event here today in partnership with...

2014-09-22 20:21:02

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced the winning proposals funded for 2014 California Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) in the state level competition. Five projects have been awarded more than $324,000 to develop conservation approaches to benefit wildlife and native plants, conserve water, and improve farm resource management. "CIG invests in innovative, on-the-ground conservation...

2014-09-17 16:22:43

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has selected three California organizations to receive national Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) awards for 2014. NRCS administers both a national and a state-level CIG program to fund the development of unique and innovative solutions that will make natural resources conservation more effective and efficient. State level grants will be announced soon. "Conservation...


Latest Conservation Reference Libraries

Helicia
2014-10-13 13:09:47

Helicia is a genus of about 100 species of shrubs and trees. It is part of the Proteaceae family. The genus name is derived from the Greek word "elix", which refers to its petals that spiral around each other or coil up on themselves at the time that the anthers open. Helicias are small trees generally with some species only shrubs and some species growing to be medium sized trees of about 100 feet. Over 100 species in the genus have been scientifically described. Helicias grow...

Large Black
2014-08-28 08:46:32

The large black, also known as the Cornwall black or the Devon black, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Great Britain. The breed was a result of crossing black colored pigs from the southwestern areas of Cornwall and Devon and the eastern areas of Suffolk, Kent, and Essex. The pigs taken from Devon were chosen for their physical traits, but selective breeding changed their constitution and confirmation, giving them a standard size and appearance. This breed grew in popularity...

Monito del Monte, Dromiciops gliroides
2014-04-30 10:08:55

The monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides), Spanish for little bush monkey, is a species of marsupial that can only be found in southwestern areas of South America, specifically in Argentina and Chile. This species prefers to reside in Valdivian temperate rain forests and mountain bamboo forests. It was once thought that this species is descended from marsupials living in Australia, but studies have shown that Australidelphia marsupials most likely originated in South America and later moved...

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

Selasian wood, Cinnamomum parthenoxylon
2014-02-10 07:32:18

Cinnamomum parthenoxylon is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Selasian Wood, Saffrol Laurel or Martaban Camphor Wood. The plant is a member of the Lauraceae family. It is indigenous to south and eastern Asia, specifically, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum parthenoxylon trees grow anywhere between 33 and 66 feet tall. Its trunk and branches are covered by a grey or...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.