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U.N. IPBES Aims for Indigenous Knowledge-Science Synthesis

With a mission to conserve and make sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems services the world over, the U.N. CBD's Intergovernmental Platform on…
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Scotland Embraces Natural Capital

Hosting the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond launched the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, an all-inclusive, public-private…
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The Triple Bottom Line and the Wealth of Nations

From the local to the global, stakeholders across the public and private sectors are applying new data-driven metrics and methodologies to assess the…
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Canadian Watershed’s Oil Sands Pose Challenge for Keepers

An international group of experts gathering in Vancouver is calling on Canadian and other government leaders to establish a transboundary water and natural…
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Ecosystem Based Management Comes to Southern Oregon Port

The Ecosystem-Based Management summit goals were to increase participant knowledge, decrease duplicate efforts, and encourage partnerships within the area in order to share…
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Our Data: A Sustainable Resource in the Digital Ecosystem?

Our personal data form an incredibly important resource for many technology companies, leading some to regard the massive amounts of data we generate…
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4 Fast Steps to Put a Price Tag on Ecosystem Services

What's business if not value creation? Take something that doesn't cost very much, add value, and create a profit. It's only natural that…

Open Letter to Presidio Graduate School MBA Students and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

SLDI Responds to Presidio Students' open letter to the David and Lucille Packard Foundation
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Conservation and Alternative Investment Groups Team Up to Back Forest Conservation Bond Market

WWF has joined the Global Canopy Program and the Climate Bonds Initiative in calling on governments help foster growth of a forest conservation…
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How Governments and Businesses Value Payments of Ecosystem Services

Despite the fact that payment for ecosystem services sounds like a crazy treehugger pipe dream, a recent article published by Worldwatch Institute’s Vital…
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How Recognizing Ecosystem Services Can Make Agriculture More Sustainable

Food prices are predicted to increase by 30 to 50 percent over the next several decades, according to a new report by the…
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Why We Should Put a Price Tag on Ecosystem Services

A recent article in the New York Times about the work Stanford University biology professor Gretchen Daily is doing in Africa and Costa…
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Like the Holidays, Ecosystem Services Are All Around

The following is a guest post from our friends at the World Resources Institute originally published here. Although this post is specificlaly about…

The High Price of Biodiversity Loss

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I had the chance to speak with a veteran fisherman and environmentalist who took us out…
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Sustainable Conservation: Pushing the Envelope on Ecosystem Services

At the Bay Area Open Space Council’s 11th Annual Regional Conference yesterday, Ashley Boren, executive director of Sustainable Conservation, presented to a sold…