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wetland

any shallow water-covered area.
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BIRD-WATCHING GUIDE Farmer Gaudencio de Leon will now be a bird-watching guide under a community-based initiative being planned by a wetlands conservation group and its partner government agencies.
The Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA) lies along 110 kilometers of coastline of the island of Negros.
This year's contribution is part of a five-year NSSF initiative to provide $750,000 to support wetlands conservation and migratory bird habitat in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Kennedy Endowed Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation at MSU.
And several states have passed laws to regulate activities in wetlands, and many municipalities include wetlands conservation in their development permitting and zoning processes.
The North American Wetlands Conservation Council approved Ducks Unlimited and its conservation partners' proposal for a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant to protect and restore wetland habitat along the Wabash River Corridor in Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Sullivan, Greene, Knox, Daviess, Gibson and Pike Counties of Indiana.
He further presented the next years work plan which mainly focused on the implementation of recently developed Pakistans Wetlands Policy, undertaking wetlands surveys to generate scientific baseline data, enhancing the capacity of the stakeholders in wetlands conservation and management, raising the level of awareness regarding wetlands amongst general public while working in close collaboration with communities and the Provincial and Territorial Wildlife and Forest Departments in order to demonstrate the working examples of wetlands conservation in the country.
CONSERVATION GROUPS PRAISED President Barack Obama's decision to increase funding for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act by $10 million for 2010.
Kelly Hollings, the company's wetlands conservation officer, said: "Our aim is to encourage the terns to set up home at Whittle Dene by providing nesting sites.
Plans for the coming year include submission of another North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant proposal for restoration work at Wrape Plantation on Bayou Meto WMA and White River NWR.
The Coastal Program and National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program are responsible for evaluating and mapping important habitats, restoring degraded habitats, and providing grants to states for coastal wetlands conservation.
At pains to defend the sustainability of the resource, the CSPMA quotes an issue paper entitled Canadian Peat Harvesting and the Environment published by the North American Wetlands Conservation Council that claimed peat in Canada is growing more than 70 times as fast as it is being harvested.

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