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AGFC offers college scholarships for future conservationists

Evening Times 23 May 2022
AGFC Communications LITTLE ROCKThe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is offering scholarships for any student interested in a conservation career ... The Conservation Scholarship Program uses funds from the sale of conservation license plates to let students reach their potential and create tomorrow’s conservation professionals.

‘Water is not going to magically appear,’ says Interior’s Tanya Trujillo

Ogden Standard Examiner 23 May 2022
“Funding really helps us expand our capabilities in a wide variety of ways and they do all track back to helping us directly address the drought, as an example,” Interior Department’s Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo told the Deseret News in an exclusive interview this week ... These other Utah projects are also getting funded.

Historic Hyde Park Plantation to be preserved in $2.65M sale to Georgia group

The Post and Courier 23 May 2022
The Charleston-based conservation group declined to provide information about the buyer ... “By purchasing this property, placing it under a permanent conservation easement, and selling it, we not only protect Hyde Park, but also we return capital to the revolving fund to allow for more conservation work in the Cooper River corridor.”.

Researchers identify 63 animals most likely to go extinct by 2041, offer preservation approaches

Phys Dot Org 23 May 2022
For a start, 17 are among the 100 species prioritized by the new national Threatened Species Strategy, with 15 of those, such as the Kroombit Tinkerfrog and the Bellinger River Turtle, recently getting new funding to support their conservation.

Shedd debuts $19 million ESG investment portfolio

Chicago Business 23 May 2022
The Shedd Aquarium, with seed money from Walmart heir Lukas Walton's Builders Initiative, is launching an environmental, social and governance fund to support conservation work ... investment portfolio focused on sustainability and aimed at funding its major conservation work.

RAAC to entertain more spending requests on Tuesday night

Daily Times Chronicle 23 May 2022
Among the items being discussed is a time-sensitive request for $900,000 for elder services and senior needs, requests for hazard pay for the town’s first responders and certain municipal workers, funds to assist with certain Historical Commission needs, and funds for needs related to the Maillet Sommes Morgan conservation lands.

580 endangered giant softshell turtles released into Cambodia's Mekong River portion

Xinhua 23 May 2022
Wildlife Conservation ... Joint conservation efforts of communities, authorities and the WCS should continue to help the wild population recover," said Clemens Beckers, representative of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Cambodia, which funded the turtle conservation project.

Jaipur India’s first city with 2 leopard safaris

The Times of India 23 May 2022
The state has 27 sanctuaries, four tiger reserves and 16 conservation reserves...” ... in the world where passive rewilding happened over the years after the forest department put in conservation efforts ... He added, “The funds will be utilised for conservation and monitoring purposes.

Food tech startup Hyfé Foods raises $2 million in pre-seed funding

Food Business News 23 May 2022
The process conserves water while improving food access. The funding will accelerate the startup’s efforts to scale toward commercialization ... Plant-based meat startup raises $2 million in seed funding ... Agua Bonita raises $2 million in pre-seed round. Grounded Foods raises $2.5 million in pre-Series A funding. Aura Bora raises $2 million in seed funding.

Zimbabwe hosts elephant summit to discuss elephant management

Xinhua 23 May 2022
HWANGE, Zimbabwe, May 23 (Xinhua) -- An elephant summit kicked off Monday in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park as participating countries seek to build consensus on elephant management and wildlife conservation ... dollars, will help fund national conservation efforts ... ■. EXPLORE XINHUANET. News. In-depthSportsBusinessCultureWorldChina Regions ... .

Foie gras and fur bans will go ahead, insists Lord Goldsmith

The Daily Telegraph 23 May 2022
Speaking as the Government announced �6.4 million in funding for 20 conservation projects in the UK's overseas territories, Lord Goldsmith said that results from the Cop26 conference, at which over 100 countries pledged to halt and reverse deforestation, were a "mixed ...

GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend

The Bismarck Tribune 23 May 2022
After conservative talk show host Glenn Beck visited the Idaho Statehouse and referred to ESG as critical race theory “on steroids,” the Legislature passed a law in March prohibiting investment of state funds in companies that prioritize commitments to ESG over returns.

As deadline looms, Minnesota Legislature approves bill to address 2021 drought, fund broadband infrastructure

MinnPost 23 May 2022
House Democrats tied the $10 million in farmer drought relief to a $13 million plan to replant drought-affected forests, plant shade trees and fund water conservation projects ... The Senate GOP proposed using $110 million left in the capital projects fund from the ARP for broadband infrastructure.

Local government representatives pen coastal bills

Santa Monica Daily Press 23 May 2022
Hertzberg’s SB 989 “would seek to establish a new program, beneath the Strategic Growth Council, which would require the council “to fund grants for multi-benefit, community-level, ... Funding would be allocated by the California Coastal Conservancy and the Ocean Protection Council.

Elections 2022: 9 candidates, different goals in Orange County Board of Education races

Orange County Register 23 May 2022
A politically outspoken conservative bloc’s grip over the Orange County Board of Education will be tested in the June 7 election ... “As a fiscal conservative, I want to put a stop to the reckless waste of millions of taxpayer funds for frivolous lawsuits.

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