Valorando Naturaleza, Ecosystem Marketplace’s new Spanish-language sister site, designed to bring together information on the valuation of and investments in PES in Latin America, launched this month. Meanwhile, the US Fish and Wildlife Service have hatched a plan to handle their overload of endangered species and critical habitat determinations and bankers prepare for the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference.
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11 March 2013 | Greetings! We’re excited to announce the launch of Valorando Naturaleza, Ecosystem Marketplace’s new Spanish-language sister site. This new information platform is designed exclusively to generate and bring together quality information about the valuation of and investment in ecosystem services in Latin America. We aim to work with our broad network of collaborators working with environmental incentives and journalists in the region to offer ongoing original news coverage and analysis, profiles and opinion pieces by leaders in the region, and a library of tools and multimedia resources.
Click here to visit Valorando Naturaleza – and please share the link with colleagues who may find the site useful!
We’re also looking forward to the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference coming up this May in New Orleans. Learn more and register here – pre-conference rates are still available until March 15th.
In this month’s newsletter, we find a focus on new and improved approaches, including coverage of a new report from IUCN and the International Council on Mining & Metals tracking key issues and crucial next steps for scaling up biodiversity offsets. In the United States, the Fish & Wildlife Service’s just released its new plan to deal with its backlog of endangered species and critical habitat determinations, while California officials are taking their new system for reviewing and approving mitigation banking applications out for a spin.
Across the pond, Heidelberg Cement and Birdlife International are sharing the results from a study that takes a comprehensive look at opportunities for biodiversity conservation at quarry sites. And in Zambia, a new initiative is ignoring the market-versus-nonmarket debate in favor of a blend of incentive-based and other approaches. In other words: looks like everyone’s doing a bit of spring cleaning.
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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