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  • Fishing for sustainable practices to conserve fisheries

    Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to research done by Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total fish harvest—increased 50-fold between the 1950s and 2008 and now contributes nearly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Weather Monitoring for Conservation at Fish Barrier

    Migration of the invasive Asian Carp through the Mississippi River system into the Great Lakes has the potential to devastate native fisheries throughout the region. Smith-Root, an environmental engineering firm, has developed a proprietary technology for an electric fish barrier to prevent such migration. Their technology uses the most efficient electric field pattern for guiding the fish with ...

  • Conservation Groups Launch Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz, Inviting Citizen Scientists to Help Monitor Fish Species

    The Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz kicked off on World Wetlands Day to engage nature lovers in freshwater fish conservation. The Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (FFSG), of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Wetlands International, has joined forces with other international groups to introduce this new global initiative. The BioBlitz project, designed by iNaturalist.org, will ...


    By Wetlands International

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Joins Tejon Ranch Company to Announce Tehachapi Uplands Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe joined Tejon Ranch Company (NYSE:TRC) President and CEO Robert A. Stine and representatives from other partner agencies and conservation advocates at the company’s headquarters today to formally announce the successful completion and Service approval of a Habitat Conservation Plan that will provide specific protections for 25 species, ...

  • Conserving the critically endangered European eel

    A number of policies have been developed to protect the critically endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Italian researchers have developed a model of the long-term population trends of the eel to assess the effectiveness of these measures and prevent further decline of this ecologically and economically important species. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...

  • Rare and The Nature Conservancy Agree to Merge

    The Nature Conservancy and Rare today announced their intent to merge, combining forces to accomplish greater conservation outcomes together than either organization could alone. Under the combined organization, Rare, known for its ground-breaking Pride campaigns, aimed at inspiring and empowering local people to conserve their natural resources, will retain its identity ...


    By Rare

  • Conservation Partners Restore San Dieguito River Habitat

     Daily commuters may have noticed exciting activity happening near the San Dieguito River recently. Helicopters have been airlifting out wildfire-burned logs and other debris since September, capping a multi-year effort to restore the river back to health – complete with native vegetation and restored habitat for various wildlife species. Federal, state and local conservation agencies ...

  • FedEx and NFWF announce Urban conservation projects

    FedEx Corp. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced today the six local projects selected to receive funding and FedEx team member volunteer support in 2010 through a unique collaboration to address the most pressing urban environmental challenges in major U.S. cities. Grants will be award to local nonprofits in Los Angeles, Memphis, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco ...

  • Granite Environmental teams up with the nature conservancy

    Granite Environmental gives back by adopting! Teaming up with The Nature Conservancy, they are helping to protect nature and preserve life by proudly adopting three acres of land and three coral reefs around the world. The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Granite Environmental ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Coral Reef Conservation Grants of $3.5 Million Awarded

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2007 (ENS) - A Hawaii coral reef conservation project that encourages community involvement; reef fish protection research in Florida's Dry Tortugas; and protection of the Bastimentos National Marine Park in Panama are just three of 29 coral reef conservation grants totaling more than $3.5 million that received U.S. government funding today. Several ...

  • Promoting the importance of wetland conservation for responsible soy

    Wetlands International in Argentina has become a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy to help addressing the loss of wetlands and their values in the guidelines for responsible soy. Wetland areas are severely threatened by the expansion of soy cultivation due to water extraction, pollution and reclamation, with considerable costs for society.   Wetlands International has successfully ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA Recognizes Sharon, Mass. for Water Conservation Efforts

    EPA recently gave nation recognition to the Town of Sharon, Mass. for the Town’s efforts to educate and inform citizens about practical ways to conserve water and thus save money. The recognition was under EPA’s WaterSense program. The Town of Sharon was awarded for “Excellence in Outreach and Education.” With assistance and input from the Neponset River Watershed ...

  • $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico

    Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill. On Thursday the Gulf Coast Restoration Council, a body set up by Congress to handle money derived from fines from the spill, released a list of the projects it wants to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Conservation Key as Climate Change Curtails Western Water

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 12, 2007 (ENS) – The drought now parching Western states is a taste of things to come, finds a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council that assesses the effects of global warming on water supplies in the West. Drastic steps can be avoided if water managers begin preparing now, the report says. 'Global warming will make it harder for farms and cities to ...

  • Fishing for Energy Reels in Gear at Everglades City

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently partnered with Fishing for Energy to remove derelict stone crab traps from the marine environment near Everglades City, FL, making it the second location in Florida to join the unique partnership. The collected gear was brought to the Lee County Solid Waste Resource Recovery ...


  • Google Earth enables remote tracking of fish catches

    Persian Gulf governments could use Google’s free global satellite imaging program to better monitor and control fishing in their waters, say experts. Their comments follow a study that used Google Earth to uncover huge discrepancies between reported and observed fish catches in the region. The study, which tracked fishing from space, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • FedEx and NFWF deliver urban conservation projects

    FedEx Corp. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) deliver money and muscle for urban conservation projects in12 major cities. This is the second year of their unique collaboration to address pressing urban environmental challenges across the U.S. Through NFWF, grants have been awarded to local nonprofits that will maximize FedEx philanthropic and volunteer resources. The selected ...

  • Conservation groups sue to block electric transmission corridors

    Eleven regional and national environmental organizations today announced plans to file suit against the Department of Energy over its final designation of a mid-Atlantic National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor. On October 5, the Energy Department published its order designating two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors - the Mid-Atlantic Corridor, and the Southwest Corridor. ...

  • More work needed for Bay-Delta conservation plan

    The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Steering Committee has received a document describing results of four years of work to develop a comprehensive habitat conservation plan to protect and recover endangered species and provide for a reliable water supply from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. While The Bay Institute believes that the BDCP has made substantial progress, the document received ...

  • Timor-Leste embarks on fish farming for food security

    Timor-Leste has embarked on a national fish farming programme in a bid to fight malnutrition and reduce poverty, its government has announced. The national aquaculture development strategy, a combined effort with ...


    By SciDev.Net

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