Ecosystem services

Ecosystem services are the numerous and diverse benefits that people openly benefit from the natural surroundings and also from properly-functioning ecosystems. Such ecosystems contain, by way of instance, agroecosystems, forest ecosystems, grassland ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems working properly supplies such matters such as agricultural produce, lumber, and aquatic organisms including fishes and fishes. Together, these advantages have become called'ecosystem services', and are frequently essential to the provisioning of fresh drinking water, the decomposition of wastes, as well as also the natural pollination of plants and other crops. Supporting services comprise services like nutrient cycling, primary production, soil formation, habitat supply and pollination.

Habitat Conservation

Habitat conservation for wild species is among the most crucial problems facing the environment today - both in the sea and on land. As human populations increase, land usage grows, and wild species have smaller distances to call house. Over fifty percent of all Earth's terrestrial surface was changed because of human activity, leading to extreme deforestation, erosion and loss of topsoil, biodiversity loss, and even extinction. Species can't survive out their normal habitat with no human intervention, like the habitats within a zoo or aquarium, such as. Maintaining habitats is vital to maintaining biodiversity. Migratory species are especially vulnerable to habitat destruction since they have a tendency to occupy more than a natural habitat. Changing a natural habitat slightly may bring about a domino effect that hurts the whole ecosystem.

Supporting services

While scientists and environmentalists have discussed ecosystem solutions implicitly for a long time, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) from the early 2000s popularized this idea. Additionally, ecosystem services are grouped into four broad classes:
Supporting services
Provisioning

like the creation of water and food

Supporting services
Regulating

like the control of disease and climate

Supporting services
Encouraging

including nutrient cycles and oxygen generation

Supporting services
Ethnic

such as recreational and spiritual advantages

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A preliminary list of HCTF approved projects for 2021-22 is now available.   Projects included on this preliminary list have been approved in principle but may have reduced budgets or funding conditions. Over the next few weeks, all applicants will receive official notification emails including HCTF Board and technical committee comments. For approved projects, these... Read more »

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B.C.’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (MOE) has allocated $10 million in funding for ecosystem and species conservation via the Conservation Economic Stimulus Initiative (CESI). As part of StrongerBC, this new program will support B.C.’s economic recovery by investing in ecosystem and species restoration projects across the province. These projects will employ British... Read more »

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Caribou were once plentiful in BC, but now the majority of herds are at risk of extinction. Roads and corridors built for industrial development allow predators such as wolves easy access to the areas where caribou live. To help reduce caribou mortality, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the Province of BC are funding projects... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is looking for a full-time Program Coordinator! We are seeking an individual who is energetic, self-directed, and has a positive approach to their career, their work and their colleagues. The Program Coordinator is part of our Biology Team. The position reports to the Manager of Biology & Evaluation Services and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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Despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, conservation organizations from across BC were out in full force this summer to ensure that BC’s lakes remain free of invasive mussel species. 2020 marked the third season that Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) to... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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Please note that the HCTF office will be closed to the public between December 24th  and January 1st. During this time our office doors will remain closed and we may be unable to return to phone calls or email inquires immediately. Please leave us a message and we will respond as soon as possible when... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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Join us at 10 am (PST) on Saturday, November 7th for a free online HCTF Education Get Outdoors session. Our team will provide educators and families with some fun, interactive and engaging activities that will spark wonder in students of all ages.  Learn about the natural autumn changes occurring in your own backyards or close... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is now accepting applications for Enhancement/Restoration & Stewardship (ERS) grants, and Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund (CHRF) grants. Applications must be submitted through HCTF’s online application system by 4:30pm on November 6th, 2020 (PST). HCTF has launched a new application system this year, Survey Apply. The overall application form is similar to... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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Passionate about conservation? We are – come join us! We are a non-profit foundation investing in habitat conservation projects across BC with an opening for a full-time Administrative Coordinator. We are seeking an individual who is energetic, self-directed and has a positive approach to their career, their work, and their colleagues. The Administrative Coordinator is... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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HCTF’s Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund (CHRF) provides funding for restoration of critical habitat for BC’s caribou herds. This includes multiple projects designed to benefit the Klinse-za herd led by the Nîkanêse Wah tzee Stewardship Society, a joint initiative of the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations. The Society is working in partnership with a team... Read more »

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VICTORIA – With funding from the B.C. government, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has approved seven more projects that will help restore caribou habitat in British Columbia, through the organization’s Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund. This round of grants totals almost $1.1 million (see details in list below). The Province has committed $8.5 million over three... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust is pleased to welcome Lisa Wielinga as our new Grants Officer. She will be working as part of the Biology and Evaluation Team to help coordinate several HCTF grant programs, including, Stewardship, Enhancement and Restoration, and the Public Conservation Assistance Fund (PCAF).   Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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At HCTF we believe in the importance of educating youth about BC’s amazing biodiversity, inspiring the next generation of conservationists. Learning may look a little different at the moment but there’s still lots of opportunities for kids and their families to get to know charismatic creaturess like the caribou, one of many species that HCTF... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is proud to announce $9.2 million in funding for more than 180 individual wildlife, freshwater fish, and habitat conservation projects across British Columbia this year. HCTF’s CEO Dan Buffett is pleased to report that the 2020/21 grant season has set a record for the Foundation’s highest annual investment and... Read more »

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Biodiversity can be found all around us, in the local forest, along our favorite hiking trail and even in your own backyard. At HCTF we believe that by making BC’s unique and abundant biodiversity accessible and giving other the tools to explore it we can inspire a passion for the natural world within the next... Read more »

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HCTF is looking for an energetic, self-directed and positive individual to administer and coordinate some of our most important granting programs. The Grants Officer is part of our Biology and Evaluation Team.  This position reports to the Manager of Biology & Evaluation and is a permanent full-time role based in our Victoria office. The Grants... Read more »

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