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Partnership with Indigenous peoples, provincial, and territorial governments is the key to progress and protection of nature

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Monday, December 5, 2022

"Indigenous peoples have unique perspectives, knowledge, rights, and responsibilities to teach, inspire, and help improve the natural balance.

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  • "Indigenous peoples have unique perspectives, knowledge, rights, and responsibilities to teach, inspire, and help improve the natural balance.
  • Edhzhe Indigenous Protected Area is the first Indigenous protected area established under the Canada Nature Fund.
  • The program is supporting new and existing Indigenous Guardians initiatives and the development of Indigenous Guardians Networks for First Nations, Inuit, and Mtis.
  • "For Canada, progress and protection of our natural heritage can only come with true partnership among Indigenous peoples, provinces, territories, and the Government of Canada.

Minister lauds nation's progress in protecting biodiversity

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Friday, December 2, 2022

With increasingly stronger institutions for biodiversity conservation, China has made significant progress in protecting biodiversity resources and seen a remarkable increase in the populations of many endangered species, said Minister of Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu.

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  • With increasingly stronger institutions for biodiversity conservation, China has made significant progress in protecting biodiversity resources and seen a remarkable increase in the populations of many endangered species, said Minister of Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu.
  • The minister vowed a series of measures to accelerate the mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation in China.
  • Aside from updating the national biodiversity conservation strategy and action plan, China will consider special legislation on biodiversity, he said.
  • "Amid the crisis and challenge of biodiversity loss, we must firmly seize the opportunity of COP15 to mainstream the biodiversity conservation process in an accelerated manner and strive to usher in a new chapter of biodiversity conservation," he said.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed to Benefit from $33.8 Million in Conservation Grants

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Friday, December 2, 2022

The 104 grants will leverage more than $30 million in matching contributions to generate a total conservation impact of more than $64 million.

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  • The 104 grants will leverage more than $30 million in matching contributions to generate a total conservation impact of more than $64 million.
  • The grants were awarded through the Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grant Program (INSR) and the Small Watershed Grants (SWG) Programs, core grant programs of the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership that are administered under NFWFs Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund (CBSF).
  • For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund or to download the 2022 Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction and Small Watershed Grants Slates, visit www.nfwf.org/chesapeake .
  • Primarily funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Chesapeake Bay Program has set the guidance and policy for restoring the Chesapeake Bay since 1983.

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.

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  • 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.

AVANGRID: Maine Supreme Court Rules State-Issued Lease for NECEC Transmission Project Valid

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

In a long-anticipated decision, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that the State of Maine acted within its constitutional authority in granting a lease to NECEC developers for the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) transmission line project.

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  • In a long-anticipated decision, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that the State of Maine acted within its constitutional authority in granting a lease to NECEC developers for the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) transmission line project.
  • The serious need for the NECEC project to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, combat climate change, and lower regional energy prices remains unchanged.
  • We are pleased with todays ruling and look forward to determining our next steps for this critical project.
  • The court issued its decision in a 50-page ruling, which can be found here .

EQS-News: BAUER Aktiengesellschaft: Extraordinary General Meeting of BAUER AG approves capital increase

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Schrobenhausen, Germany The Extraordinary General Meeting of BAUER Aktiengesellschaft today voted with the required majority to approve the agenda item up for resolution, thereby supporting the proposal of the management.

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  • Schrobenhausen, Germany The Extraordinary General Meeting of BAUER Aktiengesellschaft today voted with the required majority to approve the agenda item up for resolution, thereby supporting the proposal of the management.
  • Now the fundamental prerequisite is fulfilled for the planned capital increase to be implemented within the planned conditions.
  • The Executive Board has no information as to whether and to what extent the Bauer family, which currently holds 36.03% of the shares in BAUER AG, will exercise its subscription rights as shareholder in the course of the capital increase.
  • We are pleased that the General Meeting has approved the capital increase, which now allows us to strengthen our equity base to achieve our goals for the coming years.

NFWF Announces $1 Million in Grants from ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Fish and Wildlife Service, today announced $1 million in grants that will identify, restore and protect key bird habitats across nine states.

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  • Fish and Wildlife Service, today announced $1 million in grants that will identify, restore and protect key bird habitats across nine states.
  • The grants will leverage nearly $7.9 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $8.9 million.
  • The grants were awarded through the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program, a partnership among NFWF, ConocoPhillips, and the U.S.
  • Since 2005, the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program has awarded more than $14.9 million to 128 projects.

Dongying calls for global estuary protection

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Promoting ecological protection and high-quality development is a common issue faced by estuarine cities across the world, Yang Guoqiang, Party secretary of Dongying, said during the conference.

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  • Promoting ecological protection and high-quality development is a common issue faced by estuarine cities across the world, Yang Guoqiang, Party secretary of Dongying, said during the conference.
  • Dongying has made significant progress in ecological protection over the past 10 years.
  • During the 2012-21 period, the city completed 16 wetland protection and restoration projects with 6,192 hectares of wetlands developed or restored.
  • A Dongying initiative was also announced at the conference, calling for global cooperation in ecological protection and high-quality development and in promoting the growth and prosperity of estuarine cities.

Ducks Unlimited Canada contributes to innovative climate research

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, MB, Nov. 23, 2022 /CNW/ - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is contributing to innovative climate research focused on bringing Canada closer to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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  • OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, MB, Nov. 23, 2022 /CNW/ - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is contributing to innovative climate research focused on bringing Canada closer to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • Today, the Government of Canada is announcing funding for three novel projects as part of the Climate Action and Awareness Fund.
  • "We are pleased to join some of the country's top scientists as we explore how Canada can, and must, leverage the power of nature to address the climate crisis."
  • About Ducks Unlimited Canada:Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation.

The Government of Canada invests in science and technology projects supporting the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Canada continues to invest in focused science and technology that will drive clean innovation to help the country achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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  • Canada continues to invest in focused science and technology that will drive clean innovation to help the country achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • Led by 12 universities and one non-governmental organization, these projects will strengthen Canada's science knowledge and be used to identify, accelerate, and evaluate actions leading to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Three of these projects include large-scale initiatives aimed at understanding and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the municipal level.
  • Improved emissions monitoring at the local level and in landfills will help the Government of Canada find new opportunities to reduce emissions.