Performance-Driven Conservation Embraced by New Federal Policies

October 21, 2016

Two draft policies recently released by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the draft Mitigation Policy and the draft Compensatory Mitigation Policy, elevate performance-driven conservation by endorsing programmatic mitigation that use credits and debits to ensure offsets achieve net benefit. Environmental Incentives and our partners are pleased to see the Department of Interior using our innovative work on… Read more »

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Monarch HQT developed by EI tested at TX ranch

June 15, 2016

A monarch caterpillar eats antelope horn milkweed growing at Shield Ranch. (Originally Published on Environmental Defense Fund’s Growing Returns Blog) By David Wolfe A few weeks ago, I visited Shield Ranch, a 6,000-acre property devoted to responsible cattle management and wildlife conservation. I made the visit to the ranch – less than 20 …

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The “AirBnB for Butterflies”

March 28, 2016

A recent article published by vox.com profiles efforts by EDF, Monarch Lab and Environmental Incentives to establish the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange. Dubbed the “AirBnB for Butterflies,” this program would “create an exchange where investors and conservationists could pay farmers, ranchers, and other landowners to set aside protected space filled with milkweeds along the monarchs’… Read more »

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