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2013-11-12 23:28:17

More than 300 species of birds live on protected KPC lands in far West Houston. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Katy Prairie Conservancy’s (KPC) diverse preserve system – home to more than 300 different types of birds – has earned designation as a Global Important Bird Area (IBA). Long known as a birding hotspot among Gulf Coast birders and naturalists, Katy Prairie Conservancy’s 20,000 acres of protected lands are home to several species of global conservation concern....

2011-02-08 15:33:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six directors were named to Audubon's board at the organization's January meeting. The new "class" includes prominent leaders in science, conservation, finance and education. "This group reflects the dynamism of the changing Audubon Board. They have deep and respected scientific backgrounds; they are market-savvy environmentalists; they are educational leaders of stature. They represent the diverse mix of skills and expertise that can help...

2009-06-02 09:24:09

Retaining a network of wildlife conservation areas is vital in helping to save up to 90 per cent of bird species in Africa affected by climate change, according to scientists.The research team "“ led by Durham University - including BirdLife International and the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) looked at the effects of climate change on 815 bird species of conservation concern in sub-Saharan Africa and on the network of sites designated for them (termed Important Bird Areas).Published in the...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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