Biodiversity

Help Fight the Twin-Crisis of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss by Protecting Three Critical BC Properties

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

To protect these properties, The Nature Trust of BC has extended their fundraising deadline and is aiming to raise a final $155,000 by December 31, 2022.

Key Points: 
  • To protect these properties, The Nature Trust of BC has extended their fundraising deadline and is aiming to raise a final $155,000 by December 31, 2022.
  • Climate change and biodiversity loss have a crippling effect on our world.
  • You can support The Nature Trust of BC in purchasing and protecting these vital land properties by donating to their campaigns.
  • The Nature Trust of British Columbia is a leading non-profit land conservation organization with over 50 years of success protecting and caring for B.C.s most critical habitats.

NFWF Announces $2.9 Million in Grants from the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The grants will leverage $4.5 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $7.4 million.

Key Points: 
  • The grants will leverage $4.5 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $7.4 million.
  • The grants were awarded through the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund (Pollinator Fund), a partnership between NFWF, the U.S.
  • Pollinators like monarch butterflies and bees are essential to the nations ecosystems and economy, said Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of NFWF.
  • In 2015, NFWF established the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund , a publicprivate partnership that funds projects to protect, conserve, and increase habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

Canada prepares to welcome the world to the UN Conference of the Parties on Biological Diversity: COP15

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

In a global effort to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, Canada is welcoming the world to Montral this month for the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).

Key Points: 
  • In a global effort to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, Canada is welcoming the world to Montral this month for the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).
  • This landmark international nature conference, the largest in a generation, will see thousands of delegates from around the world gathered in Montral to take action on protecting nature.
  • Today, a flag-raising ceremony took place outside the conference venue, symbolizing the hand-over of the space to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Visual arts: The Canada Council for the Arts will present a thematic display of 40 works of art from its Art Bank collection to COP15 delegates.

Meet Canada’s most investable cleantech ventures - the 2022 Foresight 50

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foresight Canada has announced the honourees for the second annual Foresight 50 , recognizing Canada's 50 most investable cleantech ventures from coast to coast who are moving the needle to net zero.

Key Points: 
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foresight Canada has announced the honourees for the second annual Foresight 50 , recognizing Canada's 50 most investable cleantech ventures from coast to coast who are moving the needle to net zero.
  • Foresight 50 is bridging this gap by shining a light on Canadas most promising cleantech ventures while directly connecting these companies with investors, customers, and partners.
  • It is truly inspiring to see the innovative cleantech solutions the 2022 Foresight 50 list represent to push us towards this ambitious target.
  • For more details on the innovative Canadian cleantech ventures featured in this years Foresight 50, download the 2022 Foresight 50 pitchbook .

France Used Construction Equipment Industry to 2028 - Surge in Demand for Demolition Excavators is Driving Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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The France used construction equipment market was estimated at 17,588 units in 2021 and expected to reach 16,670 units by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 2.63%.

Key Points: 
  • The France used construction equipment market was estimated at 17,588 units in 2021 and expected to reach 16,670 units by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 2.63%.
  • Rising government investment in the upgradation of public transport and infrastructure due to the upcoming Olympic 2024 is expected to drive the demand for used construction equipment.
  • Government Investment in Infrastructure Projects & Supply Chain Disruptions of New Equipment Support Used Construction Equipment Market.
  • What is the expected number of Used construction equipment to be sold in France by 2028?

Government of Canada invests nearly $2 million in migratory bird monitoring and conservation programs

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing $1.998 million over three years in a wide range of programs for migratory bird monitoring and conservation, including for species at risk, throughout Canada.

Key Points: 
  • The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing $1.998 million over three years in a wide range of programs for migratory bird monitoring and conservation, including for species at risk, throughout Canada.
  • These programs will be carried out especially with the help of citizen science volunteers who are recruited and managed by Birds Canada.
  • The programs will take place in a wide range of habitats across Canada to provide information on the status and distribution of birds in Canada.
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada is an international leader in ornithology and bird monitoring and conservation.

World Soil Day News: Land to Market Reaches 3.5M Acres Monitored

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

DURANGO, Colo. , Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Land to Market, the world's first verified sourcing solution for regenerative agriculture and the only outcomes-based verification on the market today, has increased the amount of grasslands it monitors by 40% in less than a year. The milestone was reached in advance of World Soil Day, December 5, 2022. Through their work with The Savory Institute, the team is now monitoring over 3.5 million acres worldwide using Ecological Outcome Verification™, a scientific data collection and protocol that gives the land a voice of its own by tracking criteria such as soil health, water infiltration rates, biodiversity, sequestered carbon, and ecosystem function.

Key Points: 
  • The milestone was reached in advance of World Soil Day, December 5, 2022.
  • Products produced from these relationships are then verified regenerative with the Land to Market seal to increase transparency for consumers.
  • Said Chris Kerston, Co-CEO, "With soil health rapidly deteriorating, it's crucial that we look beyond sustainability and maintaining the status quo.
  • Producers stewarding their land to achieve regenerative outcomes can change our planet's trajectory and be the heroes of our story.

Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers reaffirm support for strong fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Canada

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 30, 2022 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) met today in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  • WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 30, 2022 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) met today in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Elsewhere in Canada, where provinces and territories are the lead regulator, Fisheries and Oceans Canada respects their jurisdiction.
  • Meetings such as the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers, help us to strengthen Canada's blue economy through collaboration, innovation, and inclusive growth.
  • "Manitoba was pleased to host this meeting of the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park's 50-year History of Wildlife Conservation to be Celebrated with a Float in the 134th Rose Parade Presented by Honda

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan. 2, 2023, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance—an international conservation organization with "two front doors": the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—will participate in the 134th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, with a float celebrating the Safari Park's 50th anniversary. The Safari Park opened in 1972 and since the beginning, saving species has been a key part of the Safari Park's mission. The Safari Park has played a huge role in the conservation of species ranging from condors and hornbills to rhinos and elephants. With its theme "Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation," the float depicts rhinos, giraffes and the Safari Park's iconic Wildlife Safari experience, and brings to life the Safari Park's ability to connect guests with wildlife and create life-changing moments.

Key Points: 
  • SAN DIEGO, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan. 2, 2023, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliancean international conservation organization with "two front doors": the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Parkwill participate in the 134th Rose Parade presented by Honda, with a float celebrating the Safari Park's 50th anniversary.
  • Ollie Zirbel,lead wildlife care specialist, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a nonprofit international conservation leader, committed to inspiring a passion for nature andworking towarda world where all life thrives.
  • San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance supports cutting-edge conservation and brings the stories of their work back to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Parkgiving millions of guests, in person and virtually, the opportunity to experience conservation in action.
  • Success is made possible by the support of members, donors and guests to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, who are Wildlife Allies committed to ensuring all life thrives.

Canada invests $34.1 million to protect priority species at risk across the country

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

This funding will support 13new and ongoing projects focused on the recovery and protection of some of Canada's most iconic species across the country.

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  • This funding will support 13new and ongoing projects focused on the recovery and protection of some of Canada's most iconic species across the country.
  • They are part of the Pan-Canadian Approach to Transforming Species at Risk Conservation in Canada.
  • Conservation of these priority species can have significant benefits for other species at risk, wildlife in general, and support related biodiversity goals.
  • Earlier this week, the Government of Canada released the Wild Species 2020: The General Status of Species in Canada report.