Quantcast
Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 14:04 EDT

Latest Ecosystem restoration Stories

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 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...

2012-06-22 11:59:49

Symposium takes on the ecological science underpinning dollar assessments of ecosystem services at the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Oregon How much is a stream worth? Can we put a dollar value on a wetland? Some conservation proponents have moved to establish the economic value of "ecosystem services," the benefits that nature provides to people. The approach translates the beauty and utility of a wetland into pounds of phosphorus removed from...

2011-12-05 08:53:00

Economic Study Released 2 Days Before House Hearing on RESTORE Act TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clean Water Act penalties from last year's BP oil disaster could kick start the launch of a long-term investment in ecosystem restoration and create jobs that would benefit at least 140 businesses with nearly 400 employee locations in 37 states, including more than 260 in the Gulf Coast and nearly 60 in Florida, according to a new Duke University study....

2011-08-25 12:16:55

The role of national governments in ecological or environmental conservation remains contentious the world over. While scientists and campaigners alike often demand that governments regulate and encourage restoration projects; financial priorities and conflicts with land owners or corporations makes such interventions politically difficult. However, as Restoration Ecology reports, Brazil is one of a handful of developing nations, alongside South Africa, Namibia, India, Costa Rica and...

2011-06-08 15:30:00

The Nature Conservancy of Canada Launches North America's Largest Forest Carbon Credit Project To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/nature-conservancy/ncc-darkwoods-carbon VANCOUVER, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Canada's leading private land conservation organization, announces the largest forest carbon project to date in North America. Developed through a rigorous procedure involving numerous advisors, and...

2011-05-05 18:13:00

NOVATO, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of scientists convened by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences today released their review of the draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), identifying numerous critical flaws and gaps and validating years of similar criticisms by The Bay Institute. The report, A Review Of The Use Of Science And Adaptive Management In California's Draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, finds fault with the BDCP on several...

2010-08-03 13:47:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Everglades is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is a national treasure, unlike any other ecosystem in the world. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is a joint project among state, federal, tribal and local governments to restore, preserve and protect the South Florida ecosystem, while providing for other water related needs of the region, including water supply and flood protection....

2010-01-26 15:10:00

Ecologists outline necessary actions for mitigating and adapting to a changing climate Global warming may impair the ability of ecosystems to perform vital services -- such as providing food, clean water and carbon sequestration -- says the nation's largest organization of ecological scientists. In a statement released today, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) outlines strategies that focus on restoring and maintaining natural ecosystem functions to mitigate and adapt to climate change....

2009-11-18 15:00:00

International coalition advances marine conservation as part of the solution to climate change WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large international coalition today urged the United States to support marine conservation options that will help mitigate climate change. The 'Blue Climate Coalition,' comprised of sixty-six conservation groups and interests and over 150 marine scientists and professionals, from 33 countries, issued communications today addressed to President...