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Monday, July 17th, 2017

Esri and Microsoft Partner to Accelerate Conservation

Land-cover mapping is a critical part of conservation planning, but current methods for collecting detailed geographic data are highly labor-intensive. Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) can help, but they’re not yet widely accessible to those on the front lines of conservation and mapping. To improve this situation, Esri is collaborating with Microsoft to

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Urgent Action Needed to Protect Dwindling Fish Populations in Eastern Pacific

Members of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) must do more to follow through on critical commitments to protect tuna and shark populations in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The IATTC, the world’s oldest regional fishery management organization (RFMO) for tuna, meets June 27 to July 1 in La Jolla, California. According to a recent Pew

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Chesapeake Conservancy Featured as “Thought Leader” at Esri International User Conference

Annapolis, Md. – This week, the Chesapeake Conservancy was awarded Esri’s first-ever See, Find, Share award at the company’s International User Conference in San Diego, California. See, Find, Share is the Chesapeake Conservancy’s second international award from Esri. It spotlights years of work at the Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center to become a trailblazer in cutting-edge conservation

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Pacific Island Leaders Call for Action to Save Coral Reefs

Honolulu, June 28, 2016—Pacific Island leaders have sent a clear message to the international community: coral reefs are rapidly declining, and humanity must act now to protect what remains in order to perpetuate the numerous benefits to the people and cultures who depend on them. Last week, the Presidents of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Citizen Scientists Can Help Protect Endangered Species

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Lay people can help scientists conserve the protected Florida fox squirrel and endangered species just by collecting data, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows. So-called citizen scientists did a commendable job collecting information on the fox squirrel, according to the study. Until this study, the conservation and

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

21st Century Conservation Service Corps Set to Receive More Than $3 Million

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the summer outdoor recreation season is about to kick off, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Executive Director and CEO Jeff Trandahl today partnered to announce that the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) is set to receive $3.16 million in grants

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Key Debates Decided for IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Gland, Switzerland, May 2, 2016—Key decisions on nature conservation and sustainable development are expected at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016 in September, after the motions to be debated and voted upon were published. Held every four years, the 2016 IUCN Congress will be the largest gathering of environmental

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Data from 1800s Can Help Researchers, Forest Managers Maintain Healthy Forest Ecosystems Today

COLUMBIA, Mo. – When seeking clues to how well conservation efforts are working in the present, sometimes scientists look to the past — and there may be no better historical record than the forest surveys conducted in Missouri by the Bureau of Land Management in the 1800s. Using these historical records, University of Missouri researchers

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Ranks of Accredited Land Trusts Grow

Saratoga Springs, New York, Feb. 24, 2016—The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a program promoting public trust and ensuring permanence in the conservation of American lands, announced today that 37 land trusts across the United States have achieved initial or renewed accreditation. “There is great value in accreditation,” said Tammara Van Ryn, executive director of the

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Land Trust Alliance Raises $40 Million to Strengthen Pace, Quality, Permanence of Land Conservation

The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America, today announced the completion of its first campaign, which raised $40.1 million in new funds. The total is more than $5 million above the campaign goal. “It’s of course a wonderful thing to

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