Latest News for: Funding conservation


Path to homeownership opens with Mutual Alliance’s N3bn mortgage fund

Business Day Online 19 May 2021
With an offer of 30 percent equity contribution for property off-takers and beneficiaries of the National Housing Fund (NHF), the new mortgage fund being raised by Mutual Alliance Mortgage Bank (MAMB) lends itself as a good route to homeownership ... And this is what Mutual Alliance’s fund is out to facilitate.

Nike, American Airlines and Coca-Cola are accused of putting 'woke politicians' first through public support ...

The Daily Mail 19 May 2021
The three companies were targeted in three adverts created by Consumers' Research, a nearly 100-year-old conservative-leaning watchdog, which fights for the rights of the public ... That was despite about a third of its funding - amounting to about $16.2 million in 2019 - coming form the federal government.

House backs hunting, fishing license fee hikes on second try

Herald-Standard 19 May 2021
It’s still a very good bill, and we’re trying to continue to have Wildlife and Fisheries fully funded without having to battle every year,” he said after the second vote ... The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries relies on the Conservation Fund as one of its primary sources of financing.

Hunting, fishing license fee hikes fall short in La. House

Bowling Green Daily News 19 May 2021
BATON ROUGE, La ... The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is pushing the measure by Republican Rep ... “We know the problem ... Rep ... Rep ... The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries relies on the Conservation Fund as one of its primary sources of financing. But collections for the fund have continued to fall annually since the 2015-16 budget year ... .

Man who helped save historic tractor now on display in Nebraska dies at 97

The Columbus Telegram 19 May 2021
“And so we were tossing ideas around, and I said, ‘You know, we don’t have the funds right now ... Homestead Superintendent Mark Engler noted that Frerichs funded not only the transportation of the tractor, but also the means to help conserve the tractor, allowing it to be put on display.

Federal partners add funding to help Oregon boost forest restoration work

The Argus Observer 18 May 2021
$5 million in new funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) ... “Through these partnerships we are funding the future of conservation, focusing on forest resilience.” ... NRCS Oregon considers western freshwater streams and the forests they flow through to be Critical Conservation Areas, a high priority for RCPP funding.

Trump Allies Promote Portfolios Targeting 'Unwoke Investors'

Wall Street Journal 18 May 2021
A small group of conservative money managers is trying to catch up to investment funds that for years have catered to those concerned about climate change, diversity or animal rights.

We imperil ourselves by throwing nature into crisis — but there's time to reverse course

Alternet 18 May 2021
"Whether in a village in the Amazon or a metropolis such as Beijing, humans depend on the services ecosystems provide," writes Julie Shaw the director of communications of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, a biodiversity conservation joint initiative of the French ...

Ceres Solutions adds precision ag conservation specialist

Journal Review 18 May 2021
“We are pleased to provide grant funding to support the placement of a full-time dedicated precision agriculture conservation specialist in the west central and southwest portions of Indiana,” said Todd Hogrefe, central regional office director for NFWF.

Jeff Yass, the richest man in Pa., is single handedly keeping school choice PACs flush

The Philadelphia Tribune 18 May 2021
Montgomery County billionaire Jeff Yass, a professional gambler turned powerful Wall Street trader, has long been a major donor to conservative causes in Pennsylvania ... The Commonwealth Children’s Choice Fund and the similarly conservative Commonwealth Leaders Fund both have prominent Harrisburg GOP advocate Matt Brouillette as their treasurer.

Dynamic conservationists offer sharing

Mesabi Daily News 18 May 2021
Pheasants Forever is motivated to be a partner in Wisconsin Women in Conservation because, she said, Pheasants Forever is dedicated to creating a community for women to be dynamic conservationists ... Wisconsin Women in Conservation is a three-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Conservation practices for property owners

Cadillac News 18 May 2021
Conservation Districts are always looking to help guide landowners through creating conservation practices to benefit their land ... Conservation district programs and funding are designed to help larger parcels of lands ... Contact your local conservation district to talk with natural resource professionals on the potential of improving your property.

WVa mine reclamation bond concerns prompt suit against feds

Kentucky New Era 18 May 2021
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement needs more stringent requirements for the state’s surface mining program to ensure coal companies fully fund reclamation bonds. The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and the Sierra Club filed the federal lawsuit, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.

Finland's parliament green-lights EU recovery fund 18 May 2021
The Finnish government published a preliminary plan for using its share of the fund in March ... the oppositions, which were averse to the fund. In the vote, the majority of the opposition conservative National Coalition MPs switched over to the government side.

Schools budget includes $10M in new revenue

The Portland Sun 18 May 2021
Phillips’ budget includes $10 million in new revenue that includes $8.5 million in local funding from sales and property tax revenue and $1.4 million more in state BEP funding. “We were conservative in our planning this fiscal year due to the concerns with how COVID-19 would affect us,” he said.