New developments in the species banking sector from a case study on developing a market for gopher tortoise habitat credits to approval of a five-state incentives-based plan for the lesser-prairie chicken. Meanwhile, the debate continues over if biodiversity offsets should be permitted in the UK. And remember to support Ecosystem Marketplace with a donation to the Forest Trends campaign in the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge.
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7 November 2013 | Greetings! Right now, we’re entering the final stretch of the Skoll Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurs Challenge. When you donate to Forest Trends, we get matching funds from Skoll too. There’s a bonus challenge this week: if we get the greatest number of donations this week, we’ll get an additional $5,000 for our organization. That means funding to pursue special projects,
It doesn’t matter how much you donate – just how many of you do. Even a very small gift counts! If you make ten small donations, that counts ten times. If you’ve been thinking about supporting us, now is a great time to do so.
As for the news, we have some new developments on candidate species banking and incentives – including
We’ve also got coverage of a recent
How can impacts be so different? Location, for one thing: one is in the desert and the other on agricultural lands. But it’s also a matter of balancing clean energy and wildlife protection goals. We expect that stories like the two above are just going to increase in coming years. It’s an issue that doesn’t get the kind of coverage it deserves, and
All the best,
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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