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Environmental policies and programs that lack the ability to demonstrate results are at risk of losing financial and political support. Part of the problem is that programs that do not actively track progress, report results, and adapt as they learn become calcified: they fail to use learning to become more efficient and effective. While nearly… Read more »Continue Reading
We are proud to announce USAID’s new video called The Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program. The concept for this video was a winning submission by Environmental Incentives from the 2015 Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition. The video highlights CLA in action through the Conservation Enterprises Cross-Mission Learning Program launched in 2015 by USAID/E3 Forestry and… Read more »Continue Reading
On November 21st, the revised and finalized US Fish & Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy went into effect. This policy includes significant improvements to the original USFWS Mitigation Policy, which was written 35 years ago. Much has changed in the last three decades, including the accelerating pace of habitat loss, new conservation science, new impacts on species… Read more »Continue Reading
The Nevada Conservation Credit System (“Credit System”) is heading into its third year of implementation, and on November 4th the State of Nevada announced another $1,200,000 of funding to generate anticipated credits intended to fulfill future mitigation needs. In 2015, the State announced $1,000,000 of funding, 21 applications were received, and four outstanding credit projects… Read more »Continue Reading