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Malaysian State Of Sarawak Bans Commercial Hunting Of Wildlife
...ife in Sarawak in enormously important forculture, tourism
and food. A collaborative "Master Plan for Wildlife inSarawak" drafted by WCS and the Sarawak Forest Department, reported that anaverage of 29 percent of all evening meals eaten in the rural interior containedwild meat. In more remote areas, this f...
ASU Professor Helps In Fight To Protect Japanese Pika Habitat
...do government believes the new road willstrengthen tourism
at Shihoro, a small industrial town located near thepark. The opposition says the new stretch of pavement is superfluous, as itwill only shorten a current trip to Daisestsuzan by 10 minutes. On any given day, rows of cameras line the snowy banks of M...
Teaching Great White Sharks To Link People With Food Is A Recipe For Disaster
...inevitable. The experience of other shark tourism
operations shows that sharksreadily learn to assoc...the Shark Trust in Newbury, Berkshire, argues that tourism
canbe harnessed to promote the conservation of sharks. "Done the right way,shark-dive tourism
Virginia Tech Research Looks At The 'Human Dimensions' Of The Forest
...nce, and were made up of realestate professionals, tourism
officials, politicians, environmentalists, andmemb...it is changing from remoteAppalachia to a place of tourism
and retirees as people head there for thequality of life. Mount Rogers is also an example of local i...
Invading Pests Harm People, Plants And Animals
California's bustling international trade and tourism
combined with itsmoderate climate and diversity of crops create opportunities for exotic pests toinvade the state and take up residence. In this issue of California Agriculture,scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, California Department...
USGS will re-evaluate its Alaska strategy
...wing needs of an area that will see majorgrowth in tourism
and resource development," Groat said. "We must build on theunique atmosphere of cooperation that exists among federal and state agencies inAlaska to design and implement new programs in conjunction with the privatesector and Native Peoples to incr...
Impacts of Pfiesteria: Outbreaks could substantially reduce tourism revenues, UD Sea Grant researcher says
...icroorganisms invaderecreational waterways, summer tourism
and seafood sales can suffer, aresearcher with the...k points out, "a Pfiesteria outbreak couldreduce tourism
in an affected area by at least 40 percent, significantlyimpacting coastal communities." Seafood sal...
Cleaner air and less acidification among proposals for new environmental goals
...to thelong-term productivecapacity of the land and tourism
and other industry must take moreresponsibility for theenvironment. In addition, the protection of endangered species must increase andmaximum limitsmust be introduced for noise pollution from engines. Off-road vehicles need tobe improved so thatthey...
Colorado State University organizes national conference to study carrying capacity of national parks and recreation areas
...State professor of natural resource recreation and tourism
andco-chair of the conference. "The problem is that, intuitively, we see that daycoming due to sheer population pressures and the increasing popularity ofoutdoor recreation." Michael Manfredo, professor and head of the department and Colorad...
Threatened Galapagos plants are focus of biologist's field guide
... not. And then there's man himself. "Even though tourism
to the islands has gone from about 18,000 visitors per year 16 years ago toapproximately 70,000 per year today, it isn't really tourists who are trampling and destroying thevegetation," McMullen said. "Tourists travel along carefully plotted pathways...
Cincinnati researchers document environmental problems caused by tourist trade in Crete
...ble Development Group studying the problem of mass tourism
in the region. "Last year the mayor took us on a t...ith plenty of fresh water sources, but the boom in tourism
that began 30 years ago has changed that, as well as the increasing use ofagricultural irrigation. T...
ORNL instrument could spell doom for Asian beetles
...mage to forests and to the maple syrup, lumber and tourism
industries," said Cyrus Smith of ORNLs Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Division. In the U.S., the beetles favorite targets are maples, horsechestnuts, black locusts, elms, birches, willows and poplars. Already, they have infested thousands of tree...
University of Cincinnati researchers set for June launch of cultural, environmental, economic rescue mission in Crete
...am working to save Crete from the curse of massive tourism
will expand its studies into the picturesque town of Arhanes this summer. The nine-member team begins work Thursday, June 28. Each summer since 1999, UC planning professor Michael Romanos has led teams of cross-disciplinary scholars to Crete, the la...
Arctic ecosystems being nibbled away
... recreational activities that inevitably accompany tourism
development." Forbes' co-authors are: James Ebersole of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Beate Strandberg of the National Environmental Research Institute in Silkeborg, Denmark....
Battle to save last stronghold of the red squirrel
... keep up to a third of local people in jobs in the tourism
industry. Kielder has a red squirrel action plan and one area, Spadeadam Forest, has already been designated as a squirrel conservation area. University ecologists, from the Centre for Life Sciences Modelling (CLSM), assessed the layout for another ...
Straightening out koala kinks
The Olympic games mascots reinforced what all tourism
operators know; Australia's native animals are its ambassadors. Overseas visitors come by the thousand to see bilbies and koalas that are cuddly and..scoliotic? Scoliosis is the medical term for curvature of the spine. Long recognised as a problem in...
2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting - Media Advisory 1
... about Ocean Sciences Meeting, along with links to tourism
sites, is available online. Some key URLs follow. * Main web site for meeting information: http://www.agu.org/meetings/os02top.html * List of all sessions, with links to abstracts: http://agu.org/cgi-bin/sessions?meeting=os02&sec=ALL * Abstract ...
Unique national park for orchids to be declared in Africa
...g out ecological research, community conservation, tourism
development, and support of regional administrations to protect this unique region and its wildlife. The Wildlife Conservation Society is dedicated to saving wildlife and wild lands. With hundreds of field conservation projects around the globe,...
Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler announce World Legacy Awards
...ironmentally, culturally, and socially responsible tourism
practices across a wider spectrum of the tourism
industry, with the goal of protecting Earths natural and cultural heritage. Too often, tourist reso...
Bacterial control of zebra mussels, low power radio
...fective communications tool for the recreation and tourism
industry. Low power radio is a low-wattage, AM radio station that broadcasts short, pre-programmed messages over a limited area so visitors can tune in from their cars or boats and hear about a particular locale, attraction, or facility. Sea Grant ...