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Coalition Grows to Protect Biodiversity Globally

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More than 50 countries around the world have joined a coalition that pledges to protect at least 30% of the world’s land and ocean by 2030. 

The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, France and Costa Rica, aims to get a global agreement this year at the Convention on Biodiversity’s COP15. 

The HAC launched this week at the One Planet Summit, hosted by the French president Emmanuel Macron, in a bid to halt biodiversity loss and species extinction, protect vital ecosystems and promote a global deal for nature and people. 

What Else Can Net Zero Do For Us?

Decarbonization could deliver sustainability benefits beyond mitigating climate change – but only if we take an integrated approach to balance overlapping, sometimes conflicting, goals
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The tiny city cowers in the shadow of an enormous tidal wave labelled “COVID-19”. Looming behind is a series of progressively larger tsunamis: “Recession”, “Climate change” and, finally, filling half the frame, “Biodiversity collapse”. This much-copied image by Canadian cartoonist Graeme MacKay is a potent reminder that however bad our immediate troubles are, there is worse to come.

Schneider Electric's Actions to Reverse Biodiversity Loss

by Olivier Blum
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The fight for sustainability continues as governments, companies, international organizations and NGOs join forces to prioritize sustainable action. But threats still remain and cannot be overlooked – such as the fight against biodiversity loss. Without biodiversity there is no life and no business, as we heavily rely on natural resources and ecosystems.

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Freeport-McMoRan Helps Discover Two New Crab Species in Papua

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Two new species of crab have been discovered in the rich ecosystem of the Ajkwa River estuary by the PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) biodiversity research team.

The two new species are Typhlocarcinops raouli and Typhlocarcinops robustus. The two new crabs were discovered by a team of researchers from PT-FI and the Indonesian Institute of Science.

Since PTFI's research began in 2001 as part of its environmental commitment to track the biodiversity of the estuary, more than 100 species of crabs have been found in these areas, 21 of which are new discoveries.

Supporting the Biodiversity of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley

International Paper’s Forestland Stewards Partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supports $2.6 million in grant funding
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Stretching from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana, the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV) consists of more than 24 million acres of forested wetlands with fertile alluvial soils. Home to the Louisiana black bear and more than 100 fish species and 107 breeding land birds, the region is rich with biological diversity. But today, widespread loss of forests, combined with flood control and drainage efforts, has led to critical habitat loss for wildlife, damaged water quality, and reduced floodwater retention.

Freeport-McMoRan Helps Discover a New Plant Species in Papua

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PT Freeport Indonesia, in partnership with Institut Pertanian Bogor University, Papua University, The West Papua Province Research & Development Center, and British Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, discovered a new plants species.

The new plant species has been discovered in the operations area of mining company PT Freeport Indonesia, in Mimika Regency, Papua. This discovery of a plant endemic to Papua adds to the wealth of biodiversity in Indonesia.

Farming for the Future at Frey Vineyards

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by Katrina Frey co-founder of Frey Vineyards 

May of 2020 presents a lush green face at the Frey Vineyards ranch in Mendocino County in northern California. It is two and a half years since the devastating wildfires of October 2017 (read Katrina’s 2018 article – Out of the Ashes on GreenMoney website). One still sees the burned silhouettes of stately Ponderosa Pine at the top of the ridges but progressing up the slopes are shrubby masses of tan oak, madrones and oaks that are stump sprouting from their strong pre-fire crowns. Frey Vineyards owns one thousand acres of land.

CNH Industrial Is Firmly Committed to Protecting and Enhancing Biodiversity

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A key priority at CNH Industrial is to help combat climate change, whose negative impact on ecosystems affects the quality of life for people in local communities, as well as consumer choices. The Company has initiated several projects to tackle this global issue, which are also aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal 13, ‘Climate Action’. A key plank of this policy are projects focusing on protecting biodiversity, carried out by the Company’s plants across the globe.

Health & Conservation Leaders Issue Joint Call to Shut Down High-Risk Wildlife Markets to Help Curb Future Outbreaks

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HONG KONG, April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As the world grapples with the worst global public health emergency in recent memory, more than 100 scientists and conservation leaders from 25 countries are calling on governments across the globe to address high-risk wildlife trade to reduce the chance of another outbreak.

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