posts tagged with Conservation

FedEx Helps Celebrate Panda Bao Bao’s First Birthday

Bao Bao and her Mothersquare[2].jpg In August, the Smithsonian's National Zoo hosted a birthday party, to celebrate one of our biggest conservation successes: Bao Bao. Our giant panda cub represents decades of collaboration between Smithsonian and Chinese scientists. Born one year ago, Bao Bao's birth was the result of 42 years of study by the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, leaders in giant panda conservation.

Helping to Restore Subtropical Forests in South Florida

CRB-Oleta-89-L.jpg.jpeg The following is a guest blog from Fernando Bretos, Curator of Ecology and Field Conservation at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

With its warm sunshine, cool ocean breezes and tropical setting, South Florida is truly paradise, bringing thousands of new tourists and residents here every year. But that beauty has a cost, as encroaching development over the years has threatened our verdant ecosystem.

Due to its location at the confluence of the tropics and continental North America and two large bodies of water: the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, South Florida enjoys a unique climate...

How to Grow a Greener School!

ESO_Contest_Newsroom Photo.jpg.jpeg Do you know a school that makes the eco-friendly honor roll? FedEx is launching the Grow a Greener School Contest to help give teachers, students and parents the resources to create hands-on sustainability projects at their school.

Inspired by the FedEx EarthSmart Outreach urban conservation projects led by FedEx volunteers and supported by National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, FedEx is offering all U.S. schools the opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of three grants (valued at $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000) to help complete their school’s green initiatives.

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What Bob the Builder® Can Teach Us About Helping the Environment

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If you have children, or know someone who does, you’ve probably watched children’s shows that have left an indelible mark—most notably a certain purple dinosaur with an unforgettable theme song. So, a few months ago when my almost 3 year old donned a bright yellow construction hat and requested to watch Bob the Builder®, I thought I was in for another children’s show I would tolerate for his sake. However, I soon realized Bob and his friends can actually teach our children valuable lifelong lessons.

The FedEx Panda Express - China to Canada

On March 25, 2013 the Toronto Zoo welcomes two giant pandas as part of a new giant panda conservation initiative that they entered into with China in February 2012. This will be the first time since 1985 that pandas have visited the Toronto Zoo and will strengthen the long-term conservation partnership agreement between China and Canada.