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2014-03-12 12:21:14

Exchange will conserve wildlife habitat, provide outdoor recreation for public access CHARLESTON, Miss., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reached an agreement with land owner James (Jim) Kennedy to exchange a 306-acre parcel of its land in Tallahatchie County, Miss. for a tract of York Woods, Kennedy's conservation-easement property. USFWS is acquiring land that appraises at a higher amount than the 306-acre parcel and will use it as a...

Survey Finds Frog Abnormalities Are Rare
2013-11-20 13:45:34

University of California, Davis A 10-year study shows some good news for frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges. The rate of abnormalities such as shortened or missing legs was less than 2 percent overall — indicating that the malformations first reported in the mid-1990s were rarer than feared. But much higher rates were found in local "hotspots," suggesting that where these problems occur they have local causes. The results were published Nov. 18 in the journal PLOS ONE. "We...

2012-11-05 12:22:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced today that it will donate over 8,100 acres of land, which includes the Bussey Brake and Wham Brake reservoirs, to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). The total donation is valued at over $7.8 million. The fresh water reservoirs located near Bastrop, Louisiana in Morehouse Parish are popular recreational sites. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020701/IPLOGO ) "This...

2011-10-11 11:27:00

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its heritage of environmental innovation in homebuilding, the PulteGroup Land Legacy Fund, working in partnership with The Conservation Fund, announces that 2,500 acres of critical East Texas forest have been acquired and conserved. The land will eventually be conveyed to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. The parcel, part of a property known as Bobcat Ridge, is intended to become part of the new Neches River...

2010-10-18 10:30:00

DALLAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Southwest Airlines announced that the airline reached its goal of donating $100,000 to the National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) as a result of its "Help Us Help Them" giving program in which Southwest donated $1 for every EarlyBird Check-In(TM) purchased from Sept. 21, 2010 through Oct. 4, 2010. With the donation from Southwest Airlines, the National Wildlife Refuge Association will: Work to permanently protect important wildlife...

2010-09-21 10:12:00

DALLAS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines and the National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) today announced its "Help Us Help Them" giving program in which Southwest will donate $1 from every EarlyBird Check-In purchase from today through Oct. 4, 2010, up to $100,000, to help the NWRA with its Gulf wildlife recovery efforts. As the Official Airline of the NWRA, Southwest is proud to support the Association's goal of conserving America's wildlife heritage for future...

2010-06-10 17:42:00

Cutting Refuge Funding Would Have "Dire Consequences" in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter delivered to President Obama today, a national coalition of wildlife conservation and sporting organizations has asked the President to take cuts to the National Wildlife Refuge System's budget off the table as he considers cutting federal agency spending by five percent in FY 2012. The coalition called the proposed cuts "wrong and inappropriate" at a...

2010-04-30 09:56:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill is expected to make landfall on two of the most important wildlife areas in the United States, the Delta National Wildlife Refuge, located at the mouth of the Mississippi River and the Breton National Wildlife Refuge, a designated Wilderness first set aside by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. Both are critically important to numerous species including nesting species the recently de-listed brown...

2009-12-21 09:30:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced that six new and three continuing grants have been awarded to conservation and natural resource agencies through the Power of Flight and Longleaf Legacy partnership programs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) "Southern Company is proud of its longstanding partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the much needed...

2008-09-22 06:00:18

By Marisol Bello ANAHUAC, Texas -- For hundreds of species of migratory birds heading south this fall and winter, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is the last place they can fill up on food and water before making the 600-mile trek across the Gulf of Mexico. They may not be able to do that this year, after Hurricane Ike devastated the refuge known by bird-watchers around the country for the array of migratory and coastal birds that pass through it. "It's like a truck stop," says Matt...