Director Gutierrez Rojas said, "The signing of this accord will contribute to the consolidation and strengthening of the national parks and protected areas in both countries, in that, through its implementation, both countries will be able to share experiences and lessons learned and promote the exchange of information and the understanding in areas of mutual interest, in order to support the conservation and management of biodiversity and the natural and cultural resources in protected areas." Jarvis was joined at the signing ceremony by National Park Service Intermountain Regional Director, John Wessels; Rocky Mountain National Park Superintendent, Vaughn Baker; Estes Park Sister City President Jim Thompson; Minister Counselor of the Costa Rican Embassy to the Unites States Anna Maria Obduber and other senior National Park Service officials. www.nps.gov About the National Park Service.
Revised proposed rule; reopening of public comment period. CFR Part: "50 CFR Part 17" RIN Number: "RIN 1018-AY39" Citation: "81 FR 20302" Document Number: "Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2012-0039; 4500030115" Page Number: "20302" "Proposed Rules" SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), notify the public that, based on new information, we are making changes to our proposed rule of July 6, 2012, to list as endangered the northern subspecies of scarlet macaw (Ara macao cyanoptera) and the northern distinct vertebrate population segment (DPS) of the southern subspecies (A. m. macao). We are also reopening the comment period. Comments previously submitted will be considered and do not need to be resubmitted. However, we invite comments on the new information presented in this document relevant to our consideration of the changes described below. We encourage those who may have commented previously to submit additional comments, if appropriate, in light of this new information.
This study quantifies the economic contributions of the different productive sectors in the Ranchería River basin from 1980 to the present, according to official information available from the DNP, La Guajira’s Chamber of Commerce, and other sources. The study provides a comparative analysis of the economic benefits derived by direct users of the Ranchería River basin in the Colombian Guajira region, contrasting the economic valuation of direct uses by agricultural, livestock, and mining activities with the main socioeconomic indicators (e.g. GDP, poverty, unsatisfied basic needs) of the basin’s municipalities. The economic valuation was made with the market price methodology using information by subsectors of each one of the branches of economic activity. For a better understanding of the relationship between territorial dynamics and the basin’s economy, the study presents some maps capturing vegetation cover and land use in the basin area using available archival geographic information systems, mainly from the Colombian Geographic Institute (IGAC), over different periods.