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2012-05-10 09:36:51

A worldwide survey finds that all continents save Antarctica have regions where obstruction of rivers is a threat Dams are believed to be one of the biggest threats to freshwater organisms worldwide: They disrupt normal patterns of water and sediment flow, impede migration, and alter the character of spawning and feeding grounds. A shortage of data has until now prevented a thorough global assessment of the threat dams pose to fish species, but a study described in the June issue of...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

The American Society of Landscape Architecture has named landscape architect and restoration ecologist Keith Bowers to its prestigious Council of Fellows. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has named landscape architect and restoration ecologist Keith Bowers to its prestigious Council of Fellows. One of the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members, the Fellowship recognizes Mr. Bowersâ contributions to his profession and...

2011-05-13 00:00:28

The first annual World Nature Quest offers the missing ingredient in the Sustainability Movement, a direct connection with Nature and a heartfelt honoring of the Earth. Solos in wild Nature are being simultaneously coordinated in more than 15 countries on 5 continents May 14 - 22, 2011 (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 On five (5) continents and more than fifteen (15) countries, groups are gathering in wild places to honor Nature. The World Nature Quest, May 14 "“ 22, is a collaboration of...

2011-02-03 09:05:00

Experts are calling for some reefs to be closed to oyster harvesting based on research that they claim has revealed that the global population of the mollusk species is declining rapidly. An international team of investigators, led by Michael Beck, a Senior Scientist with the Nature Conservancy and a Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, examined oyster reefs in 144 bays across 44 different ecoregions, according to an American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)...

2011-01-15 00:00:42

Landscape ecologist Kevin Grieser has joined the Great Lakes Bioregion office of Biohabitats, the nation's leading ecological restoration, conservation planning and regenerative design firm. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Landscape Ecologist Kevin Grieser has joined the Great Lakes Bioregion office of Biohabitats, Inc., the nation's leading ecological restoration, conservation planning and regenerative design firm. Applying expertise in landscape design and ecology, Mr. Grieser...

2010-11-01 15:56:16

Study finds that the areas are most important for a limited range of land cover types Protected areas are generally seen as a triumph for the preservation of nature, yet the reality on the ground is more complex. The world's largest protected areas encompass vast amounts of wilderness but do not extensively overlap the highest priority areas for conservation or include unusually large numbers of birds, amphibians, or mammals, according to an analysis published in the November issue of...

2010-06-15 07:48:18

Will Help Determine Places with Habitat to Support Wildlife The most detailed national vegetation U.S. land-cover map to date was released yesterday by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The map will enable conservation professionals to identify places in the country with sufficient habitat to support wildlife. The map, produced by the USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP), can be viewed online and downloaded for free. "These data are critical for determining the status of biodiversity, as...

2010-06-11 13:43:11

North America's nearly 2,000 marine protected areas represent an unprecedented effort to protect the continent's fragile marine environments and are found throughout the marine ecoregions that encircle our continent. The latest map from the North American Environmental Atlas"”coordinated by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)"”for the first time brings together information about all types of marine protected areas in Canada, Mexico and the United States, offering...

2009-09-15 14:06:00

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Two Countries, One Forest: At a meeting today of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers held in St John, New Brunswick, the New England Governors committed to a New England wide cooperative action plan for the conservation of New England's forests, farms and coastlines. At a meeting that addressed climate change, energy development, transmission and the development of a green...

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2009-07-01 13:11:19

The Nearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. The Nearctic covers most of North America, Greenland, and the highlands of Mexico. Southern Mexico, southern Florida, Central America, and the Caribbean are part of the Neotropic ecozone. The World Wildlife Fund divides the Nearctic into four bioregions. These four regions are the Canadian Shield, Eastern North America, Western North America, and Northern Mexico. The Canadian Shield bioregion extends across northern North America from the...

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