The Ecosystem Marketplace's Mitigation Mail
Conservation and Wetland News You Can Bank On
Ecosystem Marketplace is pleased to announce the new SpeciesBanking.com pilot registry , a collaborative project with Markit Environmental Registry to bring existing credit tracking technology from other markets to bear on the conservation banking industry. The registry aims to improve transparency, facilitate market transactions, and ensure no double-dipping of environmental credits. If you're among the majority and still scratching your head about the concepts of "stacking" ecosystem services , Ecosystem Marketplace braves the weeds to give you the skinny in a recent feature article.
On the international front, the Convention on Biological Diversity will be releasing their third 'Global Biodiversity Outlook' report on May 10th. Don't expect glowing news, as a recent report on biodiversity indicators yet again notes that 2010 international promises to slow/halt biodiversity loss won't be met. Yeah, we know. But don't hang your head too low, the International Day of Biodiversity falls on the 22nd of May -- expect to see events around the world highlighting biodiversity issues.
The biodiversity-themed conference schedule is heating up. Ecosystem Marketplace will be reporting from the annual [US] National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference from May 3-6, as well as the 3rd Annual [US] Ecosystem Markets conference from June 23-24. Outside of the US, all eyes are on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Working Group on Review of Implementation (WGRI) of the CBD is meeting in Nairobi in late-May -- this promises to be the meeting where the 'real work' happens prior to the CBD COP10 in Nagoya in October.
Finally, Katoomba XVII is scheduled for June 23-24 in Hanoi Vietnam to discuss the latest on Payments for Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia.
It's a light month in biodiversity news, but read on for a summary of the latest!
—The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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