This article from WRI insights details discussions raised during a seminar at World Water Week in Stockholm.
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Resource Protection Strategies Designed to Address Potential Oil and Gas Development on Red Mountain Open Space, Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, and Meadow Springs Ranch
Article from Solutions Journal on pearl farming as a sustainable and economical incentive to conserve marine biodiversity in coastal communities.
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This article details Australia's Carbon Farming Initiative and its goal of managing degraded "fragile" land in Australia.
"Fragile land is the main challenge facing environmental sustainability and poverty eradication in the developing world. But a solution could come from Australia: carbon farming.
Article from Conservation International on possible future conflicts arising from droughts and water rights issues. They emphasize the importance of working with partners to establish agreements between countries as soon as possible to prevent conflict.
A new report, titled, In it Together: A How-To Reference for Building Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs (http://willamet
“Participation” has for years been a buzzword in environmental policy and research. Conventional wisdom tells us that if decisions and policies are arrived at through participatory processes, processes and outcomes will be more appealing and projects will more successfully achieve their goals. Hundreds of on-the-ground efforts at participatory planning have shown us that participation in the real world is complex – we have numerous examples of both glowing successes and total flops.
ACES and Ecosystem Markets 2012 is an international collaboration of three dynamic communities - A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES), the Ecosystem Markets Conference, and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP). The conference will provide an open forum to share experiences and state-of-the-art methods, tools, and processes for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions.
The Director of Habitat Markets leads the development and implementation of EDF’s program to develop habitat credit trading markets in the U.S. including traditional conservation and mitigation banking systems and more novel recovery credit trading systems such as have been piloted at Fort Hood in Texas.
The nation’s rural landowners, its farmers, ranchers, and forest owners, provide not only food and fiber for the world, but also a host of environmental benefits, including habitat for wildlife. Nearly two thirds of all species federally listed as threatened or endangered exist on private lands. Conservation efforts on these lands generate outdoor recreation and economic activity that result in sustained growth for local communities and landowners.