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Leaders Announce Global Effort to Restore 150 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

Bonn, Germany - A global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 is being launched in Bonn, Germany.
“Restoring 150 million hectares of degraded lands represents an exciting and largely untapped opportunity to create more jobs and economic growth, while also protecting our climate"
- Prime Minister Persson

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Conservancy partners to preserve more than 850 acres in Skylands

Nature Conservancy, Wed August 24, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Chester, NJ - The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey recently partnered with a consortium of nonprofit conservation and local government groups including the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF) to protect 852-acres known as the Culvermere Property in Frankford and Hampton townships, Sussex County. The Conservancy contributed funds from a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The property will be managed by NJDEP as part of the 2,000-acre Bear Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

Transportation bill funds go to protect key land in Santa Monica Mountains

Nature Conservancy, Tue August 23, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Los Angeles - The Nature Conservancy today applauded Congressman Henry Waxman's vital role in securing funding for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) in the recently approved Safe, Affordable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.

WWF/World Bank Forest Alliance launches ambitious program to reduce deforestation, illegal logging

World Wildlife Fund, Fri May 27, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
New York City - WWF and the World Bank (WB) today announced an ambitious global program aimed at reducing global deforestation rates by 10% by 2010.

Lemon Bay Preserve Protection Advances With Purchase of Bayfront Parcel

The Nature Conservancy, Sun May 22, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Sarasota, FL - On Tuesday, a piece of bayfront property that serves as habitat for the Florida scrub-jay, gopher tortoise and other rare species is set to be protected by Sarasota County with the help of The Nature Conservancy.

U.S. Forest Products Industry, Environmental Organizations Partner for Tsunami Reconstruction

World Wildlife Fund, Sun May 22, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, DC - Two global conservation groups and the U.S. forest products industry have formed a unique partnership to help the tsunami-stricken people of Indonesia rebuild their lives without destroying the already threatened tropical forests of Sumatra.

The Nature Conservancy Partners with State, County, Town to Preserve 308-Acre Rare Forest

The Nature Conservancy, Tue April 26, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
New York City - In partnership with New York State, Suffolk County, and the Town of Southampton, The Nature Conservancy announced today the permanent preservation of a 308-acre parcel of globally rare forest, located in the heart of the Pine Barrens region, in Westhampton, Long Island.

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