WCS Applauds Record of Decision on Plan to Balance Conservation and Energy Development in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

Wetland in the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska.

Most important arctic wetlands and corridors for caribou and migratory birds to be conserved Record of Decision puts the final management plan into effect Washington, D.C. / February 23, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) lauded the U.S. Department of the Interior’s issuance of a Record of Decision enacting the final management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) that balances wildlife conservation and energy development in the biggest public landscape in the country. The Integrated Activity Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final IAP/EIS), issued in December by…

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Protection needed for critical East Antarctic marine habitats

Canberra, Australia: An alliance of 30 global environment organisations today launched a report calling for greater protection for the East Antarctic marine environment, on the eve of an international meeting where the future conservation of this region will be decided. The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) report Antarctic Ocean Legacy: Protection for the East Antarctic Coastal Region, supports a proposal from Australia, France and the EU for East Antarctic marine protection but also calls for additional important areas to be included such as the Prydz Gyre, the Cosmonaut Polynya, and the…

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