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Indonesia and Japan Committed to Realizing Low-Carbon Development

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At the recent climate-change conference in Bonn, Germany, ministers of the environment for both nations reiterated their commitment to create sustainable economic growth and low-carbon development.

11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification

GM promotes sustainable development through biodiversity goal
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DETROIT, November 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As General Motors continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues.

De Beers Partners to Hold Conference That Shines Light on Conservation Research

Progress in tackling some of the world’s most pressing conservation challenges has been highlighted at a major research conference in South Africa.
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More than 200 conservationists, scientists, academics, students, nature lovers and activists heard about the latest developments in a series of research presentations at the 8th Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference.

Environmental Research From De Beers' Sites Goes on Show at Major Conference

One of the world’s leading environmental historians will headline at a high-profile research conference opening at De Beers Group’s South African headquarters in Johannesburg today.
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Professor Emeritus Jane Carruthers will kick off the 8th Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference in front of more than 200 conservationists, scientists, academics, students, nature lovers and activists.

Her keynote address will give an overview of research over the last century, looking at what has shaped the knowledge of the present research and conservation arena.

Tomorrow begins with Professor Norman Owen-Smith of the University of Witwatersrand presenting several case studies on how different species can be monitored continuously for extended periods.

The Living Urn: Helping Families Grieve and Grow Tree Memorials for Loved Ones

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Guest post by Mike Wallace, The Living Urn®.

The practice of planting trees in memory of the deceased dates back thousands of years and is common in many cultures. 

At The Living Urn® , we wanted to take this beautiful practice a step further. We wanted to make a difference in the lives of others while at the same time giving back to nature. We thought, what if we could plant trees with the cremated remains of a loved one. 

#AskTt Twitter Chat: Advancing Economic Growth Through the Agriculture Sector

Join @TetraTechIntDev on September 19, 2017, at 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET/7:00 PM EAT for an #AskTt Twitter Chat on Advancing Economic Growth through the Agriculture Sector
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September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Join @TetraTechIntDev on September 19, 2017, at 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET/7:00 PM EAT for an #AskTt Twitter Chat on Advancing Economic Growth through the Agriculture Sector, hosted by Tetra Tech International Development Services, and co-hosted by the USAID Feed the Future U

In Cocoa, Tackling Deforestation Begins with Supporting Farmers

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Stopping deforestation in cocoa begins with helping farmers improve their livelihoods. That is the approach Cargill is taking as we continue to deliver on our promise of ending deforestation in all of our operations, and it is especially true in cocoa.

Learn more about our work on the ground here.

What the Texas Ocelot, and Other Wildlife, Can Teach Us About Partnership

by The Conservation Fund for Social ImpactVoice
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The ocelot is, by any standards, a beautiful and magnificent animal. It is a little larger than your average house cat, and distinguished by a very long, ringed tail and distinctive spot patterns on its body. Most Americans have likely not seen one of these creatures in person for a couple of reasons. First, they don’t breed in large numbers. Ocelot females normally have just one kitten per litter, sometimes two. Second, there are only an estimated 80 ocelots left in the country due to the gradual and substantial loss and fragmentation of their habitat.

Statement by Rebuilding Together on the Damage Caused by Hurricane Harvey

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Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Tetra Tech Helps Strengthen the Liberian Land Authority to Promote Peace and Security

Improving the capacity of critical land management institutions in Liberia
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David Felson, an associate focused on land tenure and property rights with Tetra Tech International Development Services, reflects on the role of land resources management in Liberia and how secure property rights can promote stability, following decades of conflict.

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