US creates ₱800M conservation fund for civil society orgs

 

The U.S. government, through the U.S. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) established a five-year, $800 million ($16 million) grant facility to assist civil society organizations in the Philippines in implementing biodiversity conservation, wildlife protection, natural resource management, and local climate actions.

METRO MANILA, Philippines — The new Investing in Sustainability and Partnerships for Inclusive Growth and Regenerative Ecosystems (INSPIRE) initiative will establish the environmental conservation fund.

By assisting civil society groups in advocating for and engaging in effective natural resource governance, the project will enhance natural resource conservation as well as ecosystem and community resilience.

Furthermore, the project will provide assistance to media organizations reporting major natural resource governance issues, as well as assist local communities in better managing natural resources and mitigating the effects of climate change.

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