Florida Sportsmen Call for Stronger Action on Wetlands Conservation
October 21, 2004 04:57 PM - National Wildlife Federation

Over 100 Florida hunting and angling groups, bait and tackle shops, outfitters and fishing guide operations from Key West to Pensacola are calling on elected officials and candidates to stop delaying and start acting on plans to protect, defend and restore wetlands throughout Florida and the rest of the United States.

Corporate Customers Duped By Deceptive 'Green' Labeling Scheme
October 21, 2004 04:55 PM - Rainforest Action Network

Timber industry execs to face “Hall of Shame” photo exhibit showing destructive forestry practices behind misleading SFI eco-label. Industry-backed certification fails to protect endangered old growth forests. Environmental community rejects the SFI label and warns corporate customers to beware of confusing claims.

Invasive Species Wreaking Havoc on Great Lakes Food Web, According to National Wildlife Federation Report
October 21, 2004 04:54 PM - National Wildlife Federation

The Great Lakes remain in a fight for their survival due to the devastating effects of invasive species, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

Historic Glen Alpin Residence Protected (NJ)
October 21, 2004 09:47 AM - The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land, Harding Township, and the Harding Land Trust announced today the protection of 9.5 acres, including the historic Glen Alpin residence. The land is now co-owned by the township and Harding Land Trust.

Invasive Pest Targeted By PA Agencies
October 21, 2004 09:42 AM - Pennsylvania IPM Program

An exotic pest is invading Pennsylvania at an increasing rate, while state agencies are working together to bring awareness and combat the problem.

Conservation Reserve Mismanagement Threatens Millions of Ducks
October 20, 2004 09:56 PM - National Wildlife Federation

Citing the Conservation Reserve Program’s enormous value to ducks, pheasants and many other species of ground-nesting birds, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and six state affiliates filed a federal lawsuit here today to stop the mismanaged haying and grazing of lands in the program.

Kimpton Hotels Partners With TPL, Benefits Conservation Work
October 20, 2004 09:53 PM - The Trust for Public Land

A night's rest at a Kimpton Hotel will not only refresh you, it will help save land and create new parks.

Living Planet Report 2004 Points To Increasing Ecological Overshoot, Offers Paths To Reverse Trends
October 20, 2004 09:48 PM - Global Footprint Network

WWF International releases its Living Planet Report 2004, confirming that ecological overshoot has become a reality: humanity is now consuming 20 percent more resources than the Earth can regenerate, causing rapid declines in wild animal populations. Using the Ecological Footprint, a detailed measure of human demand on the planet’s ecological assets, the report conveys vital information for reversing the trends.

NM State Park Expanded by 380 Acres
October 20, 2004 09:43 PM - Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization, announced today the successful addition of over 380 acres of land to Coyote Creek State Park in Mora County, New Mexico. The land, which will increase the park to nearly five times its original size, was the number one acquisition priority for the State Parks Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department.

Earthwatch Teams Find New Species in Cameroon Rainforest
October 20, 2004 09:40 PM - Earthwatch Institute

Rainforests around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate, before scientists can discover all of the species they contain and how they may be valuable to medicine or agriculture. Volunteers from Earthwatch Institute working in Cameroon Rainforests have helped discover 50 endemic plant and fungus species and varieties new to science, a boon to the conservation of these forests.

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