Monthly Newsletter
August 2017 | Biodiversity

News and Trends

The LDF Online Auction is open for bidding

The LDF Online Auction, featuring curated artworks, unique items and once in a lifetime experiences, is open for bidding until August 23 at 11:00 AM Eastern. All proceeds will support LDF's grantmaking programs. View the auction here > 

Amazon Rainforest near Manaus, Brazil.Creative Commons, CIFOR, 2011.

Nature illuminated as never seen before

If nature could draw its own map, what would it look like? One answer would be a map of the land area painted in 846 colors—representing a world not divided by political boundaries, but by ecoregions. RESOLVE's groundbreaking map of ecoregions underpins a grand solution that would give future generations a healthy, vibrant planet teeming with biodiversity.  Read More >

Photo credit: The Nature Conservancy/Rui Rezende 

Business leaders call for global action to reverse the fragmentation of nature

Earlier this year, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the first-ever corporate “Call to Action” to conserve connected landscapes. Connected landscapes support high levels of biodiversity, allow nature to respond to climate change and offer a range of environmental, social, and economic benefits that help businesses thrive. Read more >

LDF Grantees Spotlight
Creative Commons: Malcolm Macgregor, 2011.

Lion Recovery Fund

Lion populations have dropped from 200,000 a century ago to just over 20,000 today, signaling an unprecedented crisis for both lions and their landscapes. On World Lion Day, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Network launched the Lion Recovery Fund, an initiative that aims to catalyze investment in the most effective efforts by conservationists who are working to reverse the decline of lions in the wild.  Read more >

Creative Commons.

Planet Pledge

Planet Pledge, a sustainable investing initiative started at LDF, advances collaborative investment and philanthropic solutions to climate change. It brings together top philanthropists and investors to identify and invest in multi-benefit projects that significantly mitigate carbon emissions, and that can be scaled up nationally and globally for even greater benefits. Read more >

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