Plan for African Ivory Markets a Victory for Elephants
October 9, 2004 08:15 AM - World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund and TRAFFIC applaud African countries who today announced a continent-wide action plan to crack down on their domestic ivory markets, calling it a major victory for elephant conservation.

CITES authorizes 2004 Export Quotas for Caspian Sea Caviar
October 8, 2004 10:24 AM - UN Environment Programme

Bangkok, 8 October 2004 The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has announced today the 2004 export quotas for Caspian Sea sturgeon.

UNEP Reaction to Nobel Peace Prize Announcement
October 8, 2004 10:20 AM - UNEP

Understanding is growing throughout the world of the close links between environmental protection and global security, so it is most fitting that the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded this year to Africa's staunchest defender of the environment, Professor Wangari Maathai, for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.

Potential Disaster for Belizean Ecotourism
October 8, 2004 10:06 AM - World Land Trust

A very disturbing report has been received over the Internet, which if true may spell the end of Belize's reign as one of the world leaders in ecotourism.

The Rainforest Alliance Raises the Bar for Conservation Education
October 8, 2004 10:00 AM - The Rainforest Alliance

In order to better connect US children with conservation and cultures in Latin America, the Rainforest Alliance has launched an expanded and improved curriculum that will bring the rainforest to life in classrooms across the country. Endorsed by organizations including the New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers’ Teacher Center — which touted the Learning Site as one of the best Web sites to support children’s learning — the Rainforest Alliance now offers an expanded curriculum with unique units for kindergarten through sixth grade. Each unit features three to four comprehensive multidisciplinary lesson plans, which meet national standards to allow teachers to easily incorporate the units into their lessons, and all are available for free.

Montana Rocky Mountain Front Victory
October 7, 2004 04:39 PM - National Wildlife Federation

“The Bush administration has made a wise and welcomed decision to table its plans to drill Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. While the administration’s decision does not permanently protect this pristine natural area, it keeps the Front protected for the immediate future. We would hope this decision signals a change in the administration’s attitude towards inappropriate development of prime wildlife habitat on public land.

CITES: A Force to be Reckoned With
October 7, 2004 04:37 PM - IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

The battle against wildlife crime received reinforcements today when CITES Parties unanimously recommended tighter enforcement measures designed to crack down on illegal wildlife trade.

White Rhino Caught in the Cross Hairs at CITES
October 7, 2004 04:35 PM - IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

The white rhino may again be the target of trophy hunters, pending an imminent decision at the CITES conference to reduce international trade protection for the critically threatened species.

27 Business and Environmental Organizations Send White House Funding Recommendations For Fiscal Year 2006 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs, Urge Doubling of Budget over the Next Five Years
October 7, 2004 10:47 AM - Sustainable Energy Coalition

Twenty-seven of the member groups of the Sustainable Energy Coalition (SEC) today sent officials in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and other federal agencies a detailed set of recommendations for funding energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in Fiscal Year 2006 (FY06).

Old Growth Forest Conserved in Idaho
October 6, 2004 03:03 PM - The Trust For Public Land

The Trust For Public Land (TPL) today announced that more than 23,000 acres of land have been protected and a 107-acre old growth timber grove has been preserved in Idaho's scenic St. Joe River Basin as part of a continuing partnership between TPL, Potlatch Corporation, and the Idaho Department of Lands.

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