The Hunter's indigenous Wonnarua nation has welcomed the region's first 'biobank' site near Singleton, which gives a culturally significant piece of land permanent protection from development. - a glimpse at future uses of conservation finance?
For the past 10 years, California has struggled with huge budget deficits and wrenching cuts. Suddenly, however, the state is poised to raise billions from an unusual new source: the proceeds from its landmark global warming law.
The windfall could come as soon as this fall, when state officials are set to begin auctioning off pollution credits to oil refineries, power plants and other major polluters as part of a new "cap-and-trade" system.
Nature, like everything it provides us, is invaluable — but protecting it isn’t free. Choosing conservation over exploitation presents a real opportunity cost, and protecting, restoring and maintaining healthy ecosystems require significant manpower and resources. But since we all rely on a healthy planet for our well-being, there’s no greater investment we can make.
Fauna & Flora International is pleased to announce that The Natural Value Initiative (NVI) has been shortlisted for the biodiversity category in the 2012 Guardian Sustainable Business Awards. Now in their second year, these awards recognise pioneering initiatives that are driving real change in the way businesses tackle sustainability.
The CFA Environmental Funds Working Group held its monthly meeting last March 7th. Scott Lampman, director of the Tropical Forest Conservation Act Secretariat and co-chair of the CFA EFWG, presented his thoughts on the closing stages of an EF’s life cycle.
The RedLAC Capacity Building Project has the objective of strengthening EFs to develop innovative financial mechanisms for biodiversity conservation and to reduce their dependence on donations. It also aims at supporting the establishment of new EFs, by systematizing and sharing good practices. This project is based on nine workshops for EFs' staff and two call for proposals for innovative financial mechanisms pilot-projects.
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.
In February 2012, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) officially launched its REDD+ Community Carbon Pools programme in Vietnam, which will look at the practical implementation of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).
Saving biodiversity -- the vast and essential variety of the natural world -- will be expensive, at an estimated $300 billion a year for the next eight years. But losing it would cost even more, in terms of disease, hunger, poverty and diminished resilience to climate change, according to the new chief of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity.
Five of FFI's projects have been awarded substantial funding from the UK Government’s Darwin Initiative. The grants will support conservation projects around the world that aim to protect threatened species and habitats, as well as the livelihoods of people who depend on them. The Darwin Initiative, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last week, provides funding to help protect wildlife and ecosystems in countries that are rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources.
The financing of climate action has entered a watershed period. Either the momentum in favour of a substantial global fund to support both mitigation and adaptation efforts internationally– encouraged by the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at COP17 – will be sustained, or it will wither on the vine, suffocated by a lack of political will, inadequate institutional capacity and the inclement economic environment in developed countries...
An interesting way of choosing a project to support. The Nature category is supported by National Geographic Germany and this will be the second year they have supported the online voting process. 6 projects are competing for your votes in this category.
The Environment Bank today launches the first online ‘conservation credit’ trading platform. The online Conservation credits Exchange will allow conservation groups, farmers and landowners to register their wildlife sites so as to provide ‘conservation credits’; these credits will then be available to developers for purchase to offset their impacts on biodiversity – putting a transferable value on biodiversity loss and establishing private sector funding for the long-term management of conservation sites.
At the annual meeting of the CEOs of Micronesia, Conservation International (CI) confirmed its $3 million (US) pledge to support the Micronesia Challenge, and provided $350,000 to the Republic of the Marshall Islands as the first stage of a six-year investment aimed at strengthening protected area networks in Micronesia.
The Conservation Finance Alliance will present the workshop entitled “Conservation Finance: gaps, comparative analysis and alternatives in a dynamic debate” at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Jeju 2012.
The workshop will focus on catalyzing global efforts for resource mobilization towards conservation, while presenting recently developed studies and products of the CFA and its partners, and promoting a dynamic and informed debate.
The Armenia Tree Project's 18-year-long effort to reforest the Caucasus country with tree planting, environmental education, and sustainable development was rewarded this week with a $1.2 million grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Conservation International and Givaudan, the world’s leading fragrance and flavor company, have recently expanded their partnership for a further three years to support a conservation agreement project in Venezuela’s portion of the Guyana shield. This project focuses on work with communities and Phynatura, a local NGO, to protect natural habitat while improving the supply of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) such as tonka beans and copaiba oil.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.