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In Economic Crisis, Conservation Funding More Important Than Ever

In Economic Crisis, Conservation Funding More Important Than Ever | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Two years ago in Nagoya, Japan, 193 countries meeting for the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed on 20 targets to reduce global pressures on our natural world.
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Costa Rica Leading the Way in Incentivizing Protection of Nature

Costa Rica Leading the Way in Incentivizing Protection of Nature | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

As global economic and environmental struggles continue to make headlines, perhaps the world should look toward Costa Rica for answers. In the last 25 years, the country has tripled its GDP while doubling the size of its forests; it has also pledged to become the world’s first carbon-neutral nation by 2021. 

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Ecuador makes $116 million to not drill for oil in Amazon

Ecuador makes $116 million to not drill for oil in Amazon | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

Ecuador is proposing to not drill for an estimated 850 million barrels of oil in the Yasuni National Park if the international community pledges $3.6 billion to a United Nations Development Fund (UNDF). The Yasuni-ITT Initiative would preserve arguably the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation, safeguard indigenous populations, and keep an estimated 410 million tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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Emerging finance and business possibilities » Rewilding Europe

Emerging finance and business possibilities » Rewilding Europe | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
During December, representatives of the Rewilding Europe enterprise team have visited the Eastern Carpathians, Southern Carpathians and Western Iberia project sites. Enterprise development within Rewilding Europe remains at a very early planning stage, however some clear conservation business development and financing possibilities are emerging.
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The Nation's Mayors Seek President's Continued Support for Land and Water Conservation Fund - City Parks Alliance

The Nation's Mayors Seek President's Continued Support for Land and Water Conservation Fund - City Parks Alliance | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Washington, DC - 50 mayors across the country urged President Obama this week to support federal funding of urban parks and green space as a strategy for creating jobs and driving economic development.
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The Forest Investment Program and REDD

The Forest Investment Program and REDD: update from the Bretton Woods Project. By Chris ... They are comprised of two trust funds – the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF).
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UN Secretary-General Calls for Launch of Green Climate Fund

UN Secretary-General Calls for Launch of Green Climate Fund | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
He also underscored the importance of scaling up climate finance, urging the launch at Durban of the Green Climate Fund. He underlined that the Fund must not be an “empty shell,” but that governments must provide the ...
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The Nation’s Mayors Seek President’s Continued Support for Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Nation’s Mayors Seek President’s Continued Support  for Land and Water Conservation Fund | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 mayors across the country urged President Obama this week to support federal funding of urban parks and green space as a strategy for creating jobs and driving economic development. Mayor...
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HeidelbergCement partners BirdLife International

On Friday, 16 September 2011, HeidelbergCement and the internationally recognised nature conservation organisation BirdLife International have signed a co-operation agreement. The primary goal of this partnership is to further improve the protection of biodiversity at quarrying sites

 

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RPT-FEATURE-Tiger finance, a banker's effort to fund survival

Stuart Bray, a City of London financier turned environmentalist, is using his fortune and skills to develop novel ways to fund conservation, starting with teaching tigers to hunt in the South African bush.
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Problems using REDD for wildlife conservation

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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) was set up to reduce greenhouse gases, with biodiversity conservation as a “co-benefit”.
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Notes from a rare planet: And the gold goes to…Rwanda!

Notes from a rare planet: And the gold goes to…Rwanda! | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Rwanda has become the newest winner of the prestigious future policy award 2011 (IPS) “‘Rwanda has sought not only to make its forests a national priority, but has also used them as a platform to revolutionise its stances on women’s rights and...
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Endangered-species truce faces big test from little sand dunes lizard

Endangered-species truce faces big test from little sand dunes lizard | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Year-long cease-fire between those on both sides of the Endangered Species Act is in jeopardy.
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To Alleviate Poverty, Biodiversity Conservation is Critical | Conservation International Blog

To Alleviate Poverty, Biodiversity Conservation is Critical | Conservation International Blog | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

Nature may not send us a bill, but its essential services have real and lasting value.  This study by CI marks the first global estimation of biodiversity benefits and ecosystem service flows from habitats to humans.  And the results are surprising.

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Guyana forest carbon plan struggle to get off paper | Latest

Guyana forest carbon plan struggle to get off paper | Latest | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

After decades of depending on bauxite, timber and gold for revenue, Guyana proposed five years ago that wealthy foreigners pay it to protect its tropical South American rainforests. The idea was hailed as an innovative way to spur economic development while helping prevent destruction of rainforests like the Iwokrama reserve - home to thousands of species of trees, a broad array of orchids and wildlife from caimans to rare tropical birds.

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IUCN - SOS boosts wild tiger conservation

IUCN - SOS boosts wild tiger conservation | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
On-the-ground efforts to save the tiger have been given a major boostfrom SOS (Save Our Species) — a global conservation fund implemented by IUCN, the World Bank and GEF (Global Environment Facility) — the project will improve enforcement...
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No point in Kyoto pact extension without US, says Britain News

While supporting the extension of Kyoto Protocol, Britain says it won’t be good for the European Union (EU) to sign up for a second commitment to the only legally binding agreement on emission cuts if the US and other major economies do not follow suit.

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Conservation finance links

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Twice each month TPL’s Conservation Finance service publishes links to state and local conservation finance stories from around the nation.
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A Guide on Conservation Finance

A Guide on Conservation Finance | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
"Guide to Conservation Finance" was developed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), to provide comprehensive information about the conservation financing mechanisms that are being implemented across the world.
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Shrink your URLs and get paid!

A grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) will provide financial aid for a project aimed at preserving maraine wildelife...

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Conservation International Enters into Groundbreaking Partnership with Althelia Climate Fund on REDD+ Investments - Conservation International

Conservation International Enters into Groundbreaking Partnership with Althelia Climate Fund on REDD+ Investments - Conservation International | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it

Conservation International (CI) announced today that it has entered into a partnership with the Althelia Climate Fund (ACF), a newly formed investment fund that will focus on sustainable land use, ecosystem services and forest carbon assets generated by projects that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

 

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REDD+ funds for conservation?

REDD+ funds for conservation? | Financing Nature Conservation | Scoop.it
Before getting all excited about using REDD funds for conservation, read this recent letter in Conservation Letters,
Risky business: an uncertain future for biodiversity conservation finance through REDD+
Jacob Phelps, Edward L.
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