August is normally a pretty slow news month, but we're seeing lots of interesting projects these days. Many of the stories in this MitMail newsletter cover organizations and countries experimenting with environmental offsets and compensation mechanisms for the first time, with promising results. There are also some great job openings and events planned - don't forget to scroll down to the bottom!
We have a recording of the Ecosystem Marketplace - Mission Markets July webinar, "Biodiversity Markets: Challenges and Opportunities in the Developing World," now available for streaming. The webinar offered an expert panel on biodiversity market mechanisms in the development context, and presented findings from EM's 2011 Update: State of Biodiversity Markets report. Discussion ranged from how countries like India are using the TEEB report findings, to a review of promising initiatives in Latin America, to new roles for private and non-profit actors in driving biodiversity markets forward.
You can stream the webinar recording here . Many thanks to Mission Markets for hosting!
Read on for the latest news from around the world in protecting biodiversity through financial incentives.