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Lawsuit Filed Seeking Endangered Species Act Protection for the Ashy Storm Petrel 2.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

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April 1, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

Today the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for illegally delaying protection of the ashy storm petrel under the Endangered Species Act. The Service failed to make a 12-month finding on whether the ashy storm petrel, a rare California seabird imperiled by development and global warming, should be listed under the Endangered Species Act as threatened or endangered. This decision was due by the agency on October 16, 2008.

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6,000 Rare Dolphins Found in South Asia 1.4.2009 Environmental News Network
A huge population of rare dolphins threatened by climate change and fishing nets has been discovered in South Asia. Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society estimate that nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins, marine mammals that are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest and adjacent waters of the Bay of Bengal.
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Conservation Groups Bring Wolf Fight Back Into Court 1.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

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April 1, 2009

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The long fight over wolves in the Northern Rockies continued today when the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a coalition of concerned conservation groups announced a legal challenge to the recent US Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove wolves from the federal Endangered Species list.

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Flying Squirrel: Bush’s Prank Still Not Funny 1.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

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April 1, 2009

The Wilderness Society

George Bush has been out of office for more than two months on this April fool's Day - but the West Virginia northern flying squirrel certainly isn't laughing at the pranks the former president pulled. His administration removed the charismatic squirrel from the endangered species list last August, leaving the loveable rodent hanging in, well, mid air.

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Judge Strikes Down Refusal to Recover Jaguars, Protect US Habitat 1.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

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March 31, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

Ruling on a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, a federal judge today struck down the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's refusal to develop a recovery plan for the endangered jaguar and to protect critical habitat areas in the United States.

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92,000 Acres Sold in Adirondacks, With Protection Pledge 31.3.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
The Nature Conservancy has sold 92,000 acres of forest in the Adirondacks to a Danish pension fund as part of a long-term strategy to protect the land from development.
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Obama Signs Wide-Ranging Conservation Law 31.3.2009 Truthout.com

    Washington - President Barack Obama signed legislation on Monday expanding and protecting US public parks and wilderness areas from oil and gas development, billed as the largest US conservation measure in more than 15 years.

    "This legislation guarantees that we will not take our forests, rivers, oceans, national parts, monuments, and wilderness areas for granted," Obama said while signing the Public Land Management Act.

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President Obama signs landmark US conservation bill 31.3.2009 Earth Times
Washington - President Barack Obama on Monday approved a sweeping expansion of government land protections, safeguarding about 800,000 new hectares of parks, rivers, forests and mountains across the United States. The legislation, which is a collecti...
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National Landscape Conservation System Signed Into Law by President Obama 31.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2009 Conservation System Alliance At a ceremony earlier today, President Obama signed into law legislation permanently establishing the National Landscape Conservation System, which will protect and restore the most scenic, ecologically and historically significant lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management. The System, the first of its kind in 50 years, consists of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Scenic and Historic Trails and other protective designations totaling over 850 sites and 26 million acres. ...
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Carbonfund.org Reforestation Project Takes Major Step in Reducing Global Warming Emissions 30.3.2009 ENN Network News - ENN
Silver Spring, MD and New York, NY– March 30, 2009, Carbonfund.org’s Tensas National Wildlife Refuge Reforestation Project in Louisiana has become the first reforestation carbon offset project in North America to achieve dual validation by the Rainforest Alliance to the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) as well as the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards with Gold Distinction.
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New Species Identified in Peru's High Andean Forests 28.3.2009 ENS
New Species Identified in Peru's High Andean Forests
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Coffee Sales Helping Chimpanzees, Goodall Says 27.3.2009 Environmental News Network - Spotlight
Decades after Jane Goodall began her pursuit to protect Tanzania's endangered chimpanzees, she has found a solution that was growing right beneath her nose. International gourmands say the forests surrounding the famed chimpanzees grow some of the best coffee in Tanzania. At 1,400 meters above sea level, the region provides a cool enough climate for coffee beans of "giddy, honey-toned, floral sweetness as fresh but voluptuous as a tropical morning," according to Coffee Review
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$3.2B in Energy Efficiency Grants Empower U.S. Mayors 27.3.2009 ENS
$3.2B in Energy Efficiency Grants Empower U.S. Mayors
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Congress Votes 'Yes' to Sweeping Public Lands Protection Act 26.3.2009 ENS
Congress Votes 'Yes' to Sweeping Public Lands Protection Act
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National Parks Conservation Association Praises Congressional Passage of Public Lands Bill 26.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

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March 25, 2009

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

The nation’s leading voice for the national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today praised the U.S.

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More than 50 new species found in New Guinea 25.3.2009 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
A brilliant green tree frog with huge black eyes, jumping spiders and a striped gecko are among more than 50 new animal species scientists have discovered in a remote, mountainous region of Papua New Guinea.
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Congress Approves First New Land Conservation System in a Generation 25.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

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March 25, 2009

Conservation System Alliance

Earlier today, Congress approved legislation permanently establishing the National Landscape Conservation System, which will protect and restore the most scenic, ecologically and historically significant lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management. The System, the first of its kind in 50 years, consists of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Scenic and Historic Trails and other protective designations totaling over 850 sites and 26 million acres.

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Lawsuit Aims to Protect Endangered Grand Canyon Condors From Lead Poisoning Due to Poor Federal Management 25.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

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March 25, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity filed suit today against the Bureau of Land Management and the Fish and Wildlife Service for their failure to protect endangered California condors in the Grand Canyon from toxic lead ammunition and their failure to protect other endangered species, including the desert tortoise, in crafting management plans for huge tracts of public land adjacent to the Grand Canyon.

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New Species Of Green Tree Frog Discovered In Papua New Guinea 25.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
SYDNEY — A brilliant green tree frog with huge black eyes, jumping spiders and a striped gecko are among more than 50 new animal species...
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Feds Stall as State Moves Forward on Increased Legal Protections for Endangered Delta Fish 24.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

The Bay Institute and Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to make final determinations on federal Endangered Species Act listing petitions submitted for two critically imperiled San Francisco Bay-Delta fish species: longfin smelt and delta smelt.

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