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2008-08-18 00:00:21

KOTA KINABALU: A biodiversity bank, the first of its kind in Asia, has been set up to raise funds to protect and conserve the biodiversity-rich 34,000ha Malua Forest Reserves in the east coast of Sabah. Called the Malua Wildlife Habitat Conservation Bank, or Malua BioBank, it will be jointly managed by New Forests, an international environmental investment management and advisory services firm, and the state government, through its agency, Sabah Foundation. The agreement for the...

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...

2008-07-04 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...

2008-06-29 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....

2008-02-28 12:15:00

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a series of global maps that show where projected habitat loss and climate change are expected to drive the need for future reserves to prevent biodiversity loss.Their study, published online today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, provides a guide for conservationists of the areas of our planet where conservation investments would have the most impact in the future to limit extinctions and damage to...

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