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Dear Subscriber,                                                                                 --April 14, 2010

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How to bring conservation biology into the high school classroom

Few secondary schools have classes in conservation biology, but teachers can still bring it into the classroom... read more 
Using public surveillance cameras to detect evidence of climate change

Another strange but fascinating study looks at the use of emerging technology to conduct ecological monitoring... read more 
The wilderness cemetery: a new approach to funding conservation

Organizations find a creative, entrepreneurial approach to fund conservation... read more 
Designing better conservation easements for land management

52 easements from TNC from 1973-2006 tell a story of an evolving approach to conservation... read more 
The impact of vacation homes on bird nest predation

Vacation homes may be harming some birds through increased nest predation...        read more 
Study finds wildlife-friendly oil palm plantations not very wildlife friendly

Wildlife-friendly oil palm plantations are not friendly - at least for birds...  read more 
Millions of Australian reptiles falling victim to mine shafts

For the reptiles of the Coober Pedy opal fields, daily life means having to watch where you step (and slither)... read more 
Activated carbon helps native plants attain dominance

Activated carbon could be the restoration practitioner's best friend... read more 
Estimating how many people are breaking the rules in a protected area

Successful conservation work is largely about getting people to follow the rules... read more 
Canadian prairie wetlands facing widespread degradation

Recovery of Canadian wetlands not keeping up with impacts...
read more 
Forecasting the impact of climate change on fisheries

Climate change will have positive impacts on a multi-million-dollar fishery. Other fisheries may not be so lucky... read more 
Protecting the evolutionary diversity of life

An interesting approach to conservation focuses on the evolutionary distinctiveness of species... read more 
Comparing created vs. natural wetlands in carbon sequestration

Created wetlands serve as a poor substitute for natural wetlands in terms of sequestering carbon...read more 
Outlining the research needs for neotropical migratory birds

Researchers find big gaps in our current knowledge and outline research needs for the future... read more 
Coral bleaching, not always bad

Coral bleaching is a not always a foe, it can also be a friend... read more 
GRANTS: the latest postings from our Funding Board

New England Biolabs Foundation - U.S. / International
posted: 4/13/2010

Pulling Together Initiative
posted: 4/13/2010

Native Plant Conservation Initiative
posted: 4/13/2010

Southwest Region, US Fish and Wildlife Service - Challenge Cost Share
posted: 4/12/2010

The Kodak America Greenway Grants
posted: 4/12/2010

The Christensen Fund Grant
posted: 4/08/2010

Conservation Innovation Grants
posted: 4/08/2010

Multistate Conservation Grant Program
posted: 4/08/2010

Riverbanks Conservation Support Fund
posted: 4/07/2010

Assembling the Tree of Life
posted: 4/07/2010

Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program
posted: 4/06/2010

National Environmental Education Training Programs
posted: 4/06/2010

Waste Management Charitable Giving
posted: 4/05/2010

Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models
posted: 4/05/2010

Region 07 Wetland Program Development Grants
posted: 4/02/2010

The John and Alice Tyler Prize
posted: 4/02/2010

Primate Conservation Inc. Grants
posted: 4/02/2010

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants - Wildlife Research
posted: 4/01/2010

Lerner Gray Grants for Marine Research
posted: 4/01/2010

full Funding Board: click here