Well it was just a matter of time before some commie scientists named an extinct animal after the 44th president of the United States. Obamadon gracilis is the name, and the foot-long creature — which was discovered in a
fossil bed in Montana — has been extinct for about 65 million years. And
ironically, its extinction may indicate that paleolithic changes in
climate affected animals differently than previously believed.
Paleontologist Nicholas Longrich explains that scientists are now
rethinking the idea that the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs
spared smaller lizards like Obamadon:....
India’s Biological Diversity (BD) Act was enacted in 2002. There is now a decade of its existence to reflect on.The genesis of the law can be traced to the Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD), which was signed at the Rio Summit in 1992. While assessing the 10 years of the Act, one has to be mindful of how India itself has undergone change in these years. By the time the Act came into force, trade imperatives had begun to influence environmental law and policy making both at the national and global level. The final shape of the Act and the manner of its implementation through the BD rules issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests....
the birth announcement of Endow-Bio, Inc., the First National Endowment for
Biodiversity. Please help us to
publicize our brand new, all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) public charity. Endow-Bio, Inc. operates wholly within the
Our current crises of nature, conservation and culture call
for an audaciously hopeful response in the form of this new public
charity. Our mission is to further
conservation of biodiversity of native species and their habitats in the U.S.,
to expose the full breadth of our environmental problems, to show there are
good-hearted people working to solve these problems who would ....
“We are looking to make wildlife and livestock more compatible by dealing with diseases, by dealing with human/wildlife conflict, and at the same time seeking economic opportunity in both of these arenas.” Steve Osofsky, director of wildlife health policy for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), developed the Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development (AHEAD) program at WCS and served as the first wildlife veterinary officer for the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks. In an interview with Worldwatch Research Fellow Molly Theobald, Dr. Osofsky discusses how farmers can both help and benefit from wildlife c....
Canadians and everyone else around the world know that David Suzuki is one of the foremost scientific voices in the fight against climate change and environmentalism. You can help support his efforts by helping him solve global warming, protecting human health, conserving the oceans and building a sustainable economy. Almost $1.3 million was spent on climate change programs last year, with communications and river conservation coming in a close second. Of the $6 million earned, $1 million was spent on fundraising – that’s approximately 16%, which is a little higher than other organizations.
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Friends of the Earth is one of the largest environmental networks, with over 70 national member groups and 5000 local activist groups on all continents. Friends of the Earth USA has been around since 1969 and has supported campaigns in climate change, forests, fair trade, proper use of taxes, and the banning of genetically-modified organisms. They support biodiversity, environmental rights, and repayment of ecological debt by rich countries to those that they have exploited. With over €2.8 million in revenue in 2006, Friends of the Earth spent much of that money on specific campaigns and staff and volunteer expenses. They ended the year with a balance of €15,388, which is better than last year, when they had a balance of -€25,091. They gathered €1.6 million from their membership support fund, and much of that was spent on international representation, communications, publications and translations, and specific campaigns and projects.
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National Geographic is well-known for their magazine and for their specials on TV. Through their eyes, we have seen the world in a million different facets, and realized the importance of saving the planet we have. The organization itself is one of the longest-running in the world – they’ve been around since 1888. They focus on exploration and conservation of forests, oceans, habitats, species and societies. Also, National Geographic has a strong basis in history – they pride themselves on their exploration of ancient civilization and culture.
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The World Wildlife Fund is perhaps one of the best-known organizations for the protection of endangered species and their habitats around the world. They have been around for over 45 years and their goal is to conserve 19 of the world’s most important natural places by 2010. They focus on several campaigns to make sure that they are making the biggest impact that they can. Currently, the WWF is urging its members to help lions and snow leopards, choose good wood and save forests, and eat sustainable seafood. The organization’s financial information is readily available on its website and according to that information, you can be sure that your money is being used wisely. In 2006, WWF got 56% of their revenue from contributions, 20% from government grants and contracts, 18% from in-kind and other earned revenues, and 6% from their network revenues. That same year, they used 83% of their money on program expenses, 11% on fundraising, and 6% on finance and administration. They boast that 83 cents of every dollar has gone to their conservation programs, which actually is quite impressive.
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