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Increased federal funding planned for endangered Hawaiian monk seal

By Coco Zickos – The Garden Island LIHU‘E — In response to conservation efforts for America’s most endangered marine mammal, Hawai‘i is expected to receive some $5.7 million for fiscal year 2009 to support the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Plan. The funding marks a $3.6 million increase over last year’s amount. Monk seals are … Continue reading Increased federal funding planned for endangered Hawaiian monk seal

Obama Suspends Bush Rule on Endangered Species

The New York TimesGreen Inc.by Kate Galbraith President Obama today asked federal agencies to consult with wildlife biologists over decisions that may affect threatened or endangered species. The memorandum effectively suspends a December 2008 rule issued by the Bush administration, which waived requirements that agencies like the Army Corps of Engineers consult with experts at … Continue reading Obama Suspends Bush Rule on Endangered Species

Research Ties Human Acts to Harmful Rates of Species Evolution

By CORNELIA DEAN The New York Times Human actions are increasing the rate of evolutionary change in plants and animals in ways that may hurt their long-term prospects for survival, scientists are reporting. Hunting, commercial fishing and some conservation regulations, like minimum size limits on fish, may all work against species health. The idea that … Continue reading Research Ties Human Acts to Harmful Rates of Species Evolution

Press Release Ocean Conservationists Celebrate President Bush’s Decision to Create Three New Marine National Monuments in the Central Pacific Ocean (Washington – January 6, 2009) President George W. Bush will make marine conservation history today when he announces strong new protections for a vast area of the central Pacific Ocean that includes nine distinct tropical … Continue reading

How We Fish Matters: Addressing the Ecological Impacts of Canadian Fishing

Download How We Fish Matters The ecological impacts of fishing gear on seafloor habitat and the incidental catch of non-target marine species should play a significant role in fisheries management. Nevertheless, as of 2008 Canadian fisheries managers seldom consider habitat impacts in management decisions, and only selected fisheries are managed with bycatch quota or with … Continue reading How We Fish Matters: Addressing the Ecological Impacts of Canadian Fishing