wildlife habitats

Alaskan Arctic Wilderness Lake Closed to Oil and Gas Leasing

Alaskan Arctic Wilderness Lake Closed to Oil and Gas Leasing

WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2008 (ENS) – In a plan released Friday, the Bureau of Land Management, BLM, announced that it will make land available for leasing in the northeast portion of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska that could yield nearly three billion barrels of oil. The planned leases could yield trillions of cubic…

Marriott Golf Courses Become Audubon Certified Sanctuaries

Marriott Golf Courses Become Audubon Certified Sanctuaries

ORLANDO, Florida, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – Marriott Golf today announced new standards requiring 34 of the company’s managed golf courses at 25 locations throughout North America and the Caribbean to become Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries by year’s end. Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries, which enable golf facilities to protect the environment by enhancing natural areas…

Georgia Protects 20,000 Forested Acres at Three Sites

Georgia Protects 20,000 Forested Acres at Three Sites

ATLANTA, Georgia, December 10, 2007 (ENS) – The state of Georgia is acquiring 20,000 acres of forested lands at three sites in Paulding, Decatur and McIntosh Counties to protect some of the state’s remaining wild lands from development. Governor Sonny Perdue travelled to Corley Lake in Paulding County on Wednesday to announce the conservation initiative.…