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2013-10-08 16:21:48

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship, Southern Company, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), is sponsoring Operation Migration through the Power of Flight conservation program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) As the presenting sponsor, Southern Company supports Operation Migration's daily EarlyBird e-bulletin newsletter, which provides progress reports...

2013-10-07 08:21:44

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - As unusual as it may sound, Canada has a protected savannah in Point Pelee National Park which is at the southernmost tip of the country. This savannah happens to be key to one of the most important and globally threatened ecosystems in Canada. On October 8, the Lake Erie Sand Spit Savannah Restoration project, one of the many projects under Parks Canada's Action on the Ground initiative, is undertaking a "seed gathering" with the help of students...

2013-10-04 23:21:48

Landscapes and Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism is an entertaining, highly informative, clear and easily understood overview of the vital factors affecting local environments and their inhabitants. The author shows why understanding local landscape changes and local climate factors are our keys to successful environmental stewardship, and why the recent focus on carbon dioxide gravely misguides those efforts. (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 For 25 years biologist Jim...

2013-10-04 08:21:19

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - As unusual as it may sound, Canada has a protected savannah in Point Pelee National Park which is at the southernmost tip of the country. This savannah happens to be key to one of the most important and globally threatened ecosystems in Canada. On October 8, the Lake Erie Sand Spit Savannah Restoration project, one of the many projects under Parks Canada's Action on the Ground initiative, is undertaking a "seed gathering" with the help of students...

2013-10-02 12:24:16

Over the past few decades, crop breeders have increasingly relied on the wild and weedy relatives of domesticated crops as new sources of disease resistance, drought tolerance, and other traits. But just like all wild plant species, these "crop wild relatives" (CWR) are also at risk of decline and extinction due to habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, two speakers will describe the latest efforts to identify and protect the wild relatives of domesticated...

2013-09-29 23:04:42

Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund continues support of youth engagement and restoration on one of the busiest national forests, the San Bernardinos. (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Southern California Mountains Foundation has been awarded a $24,200 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). The conservation grant recognizes Southern California Mountains Foundation’s efforts in restoring high impact areas on the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) engaging youth, ages 11-17,...

European Conservation Efforts Successful
2013-09-26 15:09:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Study after study seems to bring bad news for conservationists, but a new analysis of European wildlife shows that conservation efforts appear to be having a positive effect. Performed by the Zoological Society of London, Birdlife and the European Bird Census Council, the analysis found that species such as bears, lynx, eagles and vultures have increased in numbers across Europe over the past 50 years. “Wildlife will bounce back...

New Understanding Of Biological Systems On Regional To Continental Scales Fostered From NSF Grants
2013-09-26 09:50:45

National Science Foundation Macrosystems biology awards support predictive understanding of large-scale biological responses to climate, land-use change Have you looked closely at a local pond, meadow or forest and observed changes in it over time? That's exactly what scientists are trying to do on a larger, regional to continental scale--a macrosystems biology scale. Macrosystems biology might be called biological sciences writ large. To better detect, understand and predict the...

2013-09-25 23:33:43

The $25,000 grant will support the Center's conservation efforts to help the Hawaiian monk seal. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The Marine Mammal Center has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) in recognition of The Marine Mammal Center’s efforts to save the Hawaiian monk seal species from extinction. This grant will help fund The Marine Mammal Center’s rescue and rehabilitation efforts to give sick, injured and orphaned...

Cane Toad Caught Trying To Eat A Bat
2013-09-25 04:20:50

[ Watch the Video: Cane Toad Couldn't Stomach This Bat ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Talk about a Kodak moment – a park ranger working in the Peruvian rainforest managed to capture a picture of a cane toad attempting to dine on a bat, complete with the airborne rodent’s wings sticking out of its mouth. According to Phil Torres of Rainforest Expeditions, the picture was taken by park ranger Yufani Olaya at a remote guard station in Cerros de Amotape...


Latest Conservation Reference Libraries

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...

Sequoia slender salamander, Batrachoseps kawia
2014-02-06 10:04:58

The Sequoia slender salamander (Batrachoseps kawia) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California, ranging the western Sierra Mountains in California and the Kaweah River in Tulare County, California. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits deciduous woodlands, mossy green areas and coniferous forests. The Sequoia slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.3 to 1.8 inches long from snout to vent.  As its common name implies, its small, slim body...

San Gabriel slender salamander, Batrachoseps gabrieli
2014-02-06 09:49:23

The San Gabriel slender salamander (Batrachoseps gabrieli) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and it is found ranging from the San Gabriel Canyon, in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains to Kimbark and Waterman Canyon in the extreme western San Bernardino Mountains. The San Gabriel slender salamander grows to lengths between 1.5 and 2 inches. As its name implies, its small, slim body gives this salamander an almost wormlike...

California slender salamander, Batrachoseps attenuatus
2014-02-04 09:23:14

The California slender salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and southwest Oregon. The California slender salamander ranges from central California, north along the coast and ranges into Oregon and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The California slender salamander grows to lengths between 3 to 5.5 inches. As its name implies, a slim body with short limbs gives this salamander...

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