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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HCTF’s Online Application Portal is Now Open

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is now accepting applications for Enhancement & Restoration, Stewardship, and Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund grants.  Applications must be submitted through HCTF’s online application system by 4:30pm on Friday, November 1st, 2019. Before beginning your application, please review the updated proposal writing guidelines and resources available on each grant webpage.  To... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is now accepting applications for Enhancement & Restoration, Stewardship, and Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund grants.  Applications must be submitted through HCTF’s online application system by 4:30pm on Friday, November 1st, 2019. Before beginning your application, please review the updated proposal writing guidelines and resources available on each grant webpage.  To... Read more »

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is now accepting applications for Enhancement & Restoration, Stewardship, and Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund grants.  Applications must be submitted through HCTF’s online application system by 4:30pm on Friday, November 1st, 2019.

Before beginning your application, please review the updated proposal writing guidelines and resources available on each grant webpage.  To access the online system, new applicants will need to request a User ID and previous grant recipients can log into the HCTF Online application portal using their existing ID. If you have any questions about using the HCTF Online portal, please contact Courtney Sieben at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250.940.9781.

Each year, HCTF provides approximately $6 million dollars in grants to help fund projects that support the conservation of British Columbia’s native freshwater fish, wildlife, and their habitats.  Since the inception of our work in 1981, the Foundation has invested over $180 million in more than 2800 projects across BC.

HCTF continues to partner with the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) to meet shared conservation objectives through co-investments in conservation projects administered through HCTF.  Individuals and organizations seeking grants for projects benefitting wildlife in forested habitats are encouraged to apply during HCTF’s current proposal intake, as these applications will be considered for both HCTF and FESBC funding.  Please submit all applications via HCTF’s online portal.

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