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eBay Bans Ivory Trading to Protect Endangered Elephants

eBay Bans Ivory Trading to Protect Endangered Elephants

SAN JOSE, California, October 22, 2008 (ENS) – The top online auction site, eBay, has announced that it will no longer allow the trading of ivory on its websites as of January 1, 2009. In reviewing the complex issue of ivory trading, eBay consulted with the World Wildlife Fund, the International Fund for Animal Welfare,…

World's Freshwater Species Mapped for the First Time

World's Freshwater Species Mapped for the First Time

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2008 (ENS) – The diversity of life in all the world’s freshwater ecosystems is for the first time displayed on a comprehensive map and held in a database. These new tools can be of use to conservationists who are trying to save freshwater ecosystems that are under increasing pressure from human…

Coca-Cola Donates $2 Million to Hometown

Coca-Cola Donates $2 Million to Hometown

ATLANTA, Georgia, January 10, 2008 (ENS) – Headquartered in Atlanta, the Coca-Cola Company today announced a $2 million grant to support Atlanta’s BeltLine Partnership, a coalition of business, community and civic leaders charged with making the city’s vision for the BeltLine a reality. The BeltLine project proposes an integrated network of public parks, multi-use trails…

Mexican President Vows to Protect Sacred Butterfly Trees

Mexican President Vows to Protect Sacred Butterfly Trees

ANGANGUEO, Michoacán, Mexico, November 26, 2007 (ENS) – President Felipe Calderon visited the Sierra Chincua monarch butterfly reserve in the mountains of central Mexico on Sunday to announce his plan to enhance and publicize the reserve. Under the new program, the Calderon government will spend $4.6 million to buy additional equipment and advertising for the…