Conservation Maven Newsletter                       

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Dear Subscriber,                                                                                        --March 2, 2010

We are excited to announce that Conservation Maven was recently selected by as a 2010 Finalist for Research Blog of the Year.
Popular herbicide can be a secret killer of fish

Researchers uncover some problems with glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the world...  read more
Does land conservation reduce the local housing supply?

Researchers project what a local housing market would have been like in the absence of land conservation... read more
Evaluating the potential ecological impact of invasive species

Researchers test a new method for evaluating the potential ecological impacts of the invasive plants at a site... read more
When wildlife avoids perfectly good habitat: the perceptual trap

What should we do when perfectly good habitat exists but certain species of wildlife decide to avoid it anyway? read more
Study links mercury contamination to changes in birdsongs

Some songbirds at mercury-contaminated sites are singing a different tune read more
Snakes interrupted: roads causing genetic decline

Another fascinating study on reduction in genetic flow in a species from habitat fragmentation...  read more
Creating vegetation barriers to block the spread of invasive species

Researchers test a creative method to block of the spread of highly invasive annual grasses... read more
Can biomanipulation of the sea rescue a collapsed fishery?

Intensified harvesting of sprat to aid the recovery of a collapsed cod fishery may not be such a good idea... read more
Study finds post-restoration wetland succession highly variable

A study of wetland mitigation projects across Illinois finds succession to be highly variable... read more
Seawalls may affect abundance of prey for shorebirds, salmon

Building seawalls and other shoreline structures may have some unintended consequences... read more

The impact of seismic oil exploration on rainforest wildlife

Loud noises generated by oil exploration activities are agitating some rainforest wildlife... read more

Not All Species Are Created Equal (in the eyes of scientific study)

Some threatened species are commonly studied while others are virtually ignored...  read more 
Citizen science: recreational divers monitoring marine biodiversity

A case study looks at recreational scuba divers as part of a large-scale marine biodiversity monitoring effort...  read more
GRANTS: the latest postings from our Funding Board
New Zoo Conservation Grant Fund
posted: 3/01/2010

Long Island Sound Futures Fund
posted: 3/01/2010

Oregon Zoo Foundation's Future for Wildlife Conservation Fund
posted: 2/26/2010

TogetherGreen Innovation Grants
posted: 2/26/2010

John Ball Zoo Society Wildlife Conservation Fund
posted: 2/26/2010

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
posted: 2/25/2010

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Endowment Fund
posted: 2/25/2010

Eeconet Action Fund - Eastern Europe
posted: 2/25/2010

National Forest Foundation - Mid-Capacity Assistance Program
posted: 2/24/2010

National Forest Foundation - Community Assistance Program
posted: 2/24/2010

Geography and Spatial Sciences Research Grants
posted: 2/22/2010

Pioneer Grant Program - Chesapeake Bay
posted: 2/22/2010

National Forest Foundation Matching Grants Program
posted: 2/20/2010

Inyo National Forest Ski Conservation Fund
posted: 2/20/2010

BLM OR/WA FY 2010 Challenge Cost Share Projects
posted: 2/20/2010

Endangered Species Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant Program
posted: 2/20/2010

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
posted: 2/20/2010

American Water 2010 Environmental Grant Program
posted: 2/19/2010

Coastal Impact Assistance Program
posted: 2/18/2010

Tahiti Perles Research Grants
posted: 2/18/2010

full Funding Board: click here