Decarbonization: The transition has barely begun; By Graeme Baker, Co-Portfolio Manager, Ninety One Global Environment

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Graeme Baker, Co-Portfolio Manager, Global Environment for Ninety One

Understanding how the flow of capital can help solve the climate crisis could be the single most important action of our generation.

It's our hope these recent reports will galvanize quicker political action and leave the investment industry in no doubt that understanding the flow of capital can help solve the climate crisis…”

— Graeme Baker, Co-Portfolio Manager for Ninety One

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The summer of 2021, with its record-breaking heat waves, devastating floods and wildfires, has vividly illustrated the realities of climate change. This season has served as an uncomfortable reminder that the climate crisis has still barely been addressed, and it is clear that we urgently need to do much, much more as a global economy. This also means that tackling this problem presents us with significant growth opportunities.

We’re not moving fast enough
The 16th edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report reminds us, once again, that failure to take action on climate change is the biggest risk that we face as a species. In fact, it’s the top risk not just by impact but also by likelihood.

The UN IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report confirms with science what we have all feared to be true – that humanity has had an ‘unequivocal’ influence on global warming and that widespread and rapid changes to the climate system have already begun. Every 0.1 degree of warming matters and, unless urgent action is taken to decarbonize our global economy, global warming of 1.5°C and even 2°C (vs pre-industrial levels) will be exceeded in the current century.

The findings of both reports are alarming in themselves, while also underscoring that we need to act, and that we need to act quickly.

Five years after the Paris Agreement (COP21), in which political leaders pledged Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to curb greenhouse gas emissions, many of those NDCs are up for renewal with leaders needing to pledge ahead of COP26. The UN Interim Synthesis Report released in February this year states that many regions’ pledges and NDCs have not been ambitious enough, potentially yielding the equivalent of a mere 0.5% reduction in emissions from 2010 to 2030, when this figure should be closer to 45%. So as we head towards COP26, we hope to see more positive news and announcements from many countries around the world.

Once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunities abound
The scale of the immense change in how we function as economies means that we have a rare opportunity to invest to support the step change needed. The latest International Energy Agency (IEA) Report highlights that a four-fold increase in wind, solar and renewable energy capacity is required by 2030 from where we are today. It also states that, by 2030, the number of electric cars on the road needs to increase by 18 times and the annual battery production for electric vehicles by 41 times.

This means that significantly more capital must be spent in these areas, and the focus needs to shift to sustainable supply chains. The report further states that we need to spend over $4 trillion by 2030 if we are to have any hope of getting to net zero – a huge increase from the just under $1 trillion that’s been spent over the last few years.

Can we eat our way to net zero?
At Ninety One, we believe this provides an exciting, long-term, potentially once-in-a-lifetime structural growth opportunity for investors. An important point to highlight is that the IEA Report focuses only on the energy system, which accounts for about two-thirds of global carbon emissions. There are additional areas that we believe should be prioritized, and one of these is the future of food.

The global population is expected to increase to nine billion by 2050. To meet the demand associated with this number of people, food production will need to increase by 70%. What’s more, we need to achieve this in a carbon-efficient way, with less land and in increasingly challenging environmental conditions. Almost 20% of global carbon emissions are derived from ‘growing things’ for consumption – whether that’s plants or animals – and it is becoming quite clear that massive change in agriculture, livestock and the supply chain is urgently needed to decarbonise this sector across the world.

One area where we have carried out significant research is the decarbonization of meat. We see significant potential for growth in plant- and cellular-based meat because they have significantly lower carbon emissions relative to what they are replacing within the meat supply chain. We expect this market to potentially grow from tens of billions of dollars currently to over $300 billion by 2035.

Other opportunities include the natural-based products and enzymes used in plant- and cellular-based meat alternatives; and biochemicals and biosurfactants. Producers of these are helping to replace petrochemicals in many different industries, for example, the use of natural products to improve crop yields and resource efficiency when growing plants for consumption.

It’s no longer responsible or even viable to maintain current forms of agriculture, infrastructure, urban planning, land use, and economic development. Global movements on climate change have put pressure on leaders to take action and address the climate crisis like never before, and what is decided by their pledges ahead of COP26 will be key to how effective countries are at tackling the climate crisis in the next ten years.

It is our sincere hope that the findings of recent reports will galvanize far quicker political action, and leave the investment industry in no doubt that understanding how the flow of capital can help solve the climate crisis will be the single most important action of our generation.

Disclaimer
All investments carry the risk of capital loss. The information contained in this press release is intended primarily for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions. Furthermore, the material contained herein is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an offer, or solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities either generally or in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. Offers are made only by prospectus or other offering materials and upon an investor meeting certain suitability standards and any other applicable requirements as required by law.

Kimberly Weinrick
Ninety One
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DutchGreen announces interim results 2021

DGB GROUP (AEX:DGB)

We look to the future with confidence given the 6 million tons of carbon offsets we expect to generate in the second half of the year.”

— Selwyn Duijvestijjn

HEERENVEEN, FRIESLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dutch Green Business Group N.V. (Euronext: DGB, “DutchGreen” or “the Company”), a leading reforestation and carbon offsetting company, announces its interim results for the six month period to 30 June 2021.

Euronext-listed DutchGreen specialises in generating carbon offsets from its sustainably managed nature-based projects which are sold to businesses and consumers. the Company has a clear business model and it benefits from three sources of value accretion:
– the inherent asset value of the underlying land in which it is investing
– recurring revenue generated from its nature-based projects
– the rising price of the carbon offsets which it sells to customers

As a listed entity DutchGreen provides shareholders competitive real investment returns. DutchGreen plans to reforest the world’s land at scale and bring back nature where it cannot return unaided. DutchGreen’s strategy is focused on the following:
– Locate and secure land
– Protect and plant trees
– Generate, verify and certify carbon offsets
– Sell the carbon offsets
– Land management

DutchGreen holds approximately 157,000 tons of carbon offsets and has a pipeline of 9 projects in 10 countries with over 250,000 hectares of sourced land under review. The Company forecasts to expand its carbon offsets project pipeline with the generation of over 6 million tons of carbon offsets in H2 2021.

DutchGreen has a 5 phase approach to project development:
1. Feasibility analysis (site assessment; legal, financial and risk evaluation)
2. Technical review and preliminary project modelling
3. Project development (hiring staff, secure tree seedlings and other inputs)
4. Third-party validation (accountant review)
5. Production & Monitoring (in operation, growing and carbon captured)

Delivery against strategic objectives – highlights for the period include:

– Carbon finance investment in Paraguay REDD+ project (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) securing 28,572 tons of carbon offsets
– Closing of €6 million private placement
– Acquisition of a strategic 50% stake in Green Fuel Investments B.V. to drive the expansion of its groundbreaking reforestation and carbon offsetting `retail platform, Corekees
– Acquisition of a 75% controlling stake in specialist blockchain and software development tech company, Statix Artificial Intelligence B.V. to enable DutchGreen to deliver smart reforestation and ecosystem restoration projects. Closing of the transaction is expected in the second half of 2021.
– Appointment of Nigel Farage to DutchGreen’s Advisory Board. This is the first independent commercial role he has taken since stepping back from front line politics at the end of 2020
– Project with South Pole, a leading advisor and provider of global climate services, to invest in the Miro Sustainable Plantation project in northern Sierra Leone, West-Africa’s largest sustainable forestry company
– Partnership with Quadriz, the trading and carbon project arm of forestry and agro-research company Investancia Group in Paraguay, to source large-scale native forestland plots in excess of 50,000 hectares as potential land acquisition targets for DutchGreen

Financial highlights:
In the first half of 2021, the Company was focused on establishing the systems, processes and platform to enable it to effectively launch its repurposed offering to the market in the second half of the year. As such it did not generate any revenue during the first half period and incurred an EBITDA loss of €360,000.

Outlook:
The outlook for the Company is positive given its expectation of generating over 6 million tons of carbon offsets in the second half of the year from its project pipeline combined with the continued strong demand for offsets which saw the carbon price on the EU ETS (Emissions Trading System) hit an all-time high on 30 August 2021 of €61. In addition, in the next four months, DGB will launch its habitat banking exchange platform which will start to generate the Company revenue as businesses and individuals are able to efficiently purchase offsets.

Besides developing its landbank of projects in the medium to long-term which will see DGB accumulate significantly more than the 250,000 hectares of sourced land it currently has under review, the Company is also having ongoing dialogue with policy makers and other political stakeholders in the Netherlands to ensure that it remains at the forefront of industry developments.

Selwyn Duijvestijn, Chief Executive of DutchGreen, said: “DutchGreen has achieved significant progress in its transformation over the last six months and is now at the forefront of the carbon offsetting and biodiversity restoration arena. It has the platform in place to instigate real change at pace and our long-term vision is to be the world’s leading habitat bank, generating carbon credits for businesses and individuals, underpinned by sustainable on the ground projects.

“We plan to establish an exchange that enables trading in carbon offsets which will ensure transparent pricing and verification through the use of DutchGreen’s proprietary advanced technology involving drones and satellites for monitoring and evaluation. We look to the future with confidence given the 6 million tons of carbon offsets we expect to generate in the second half of the year.”

Nigel Farage, member of DutchGreen’s Advisory Board, said: “The carbontech and climate market is on the cusp of real change and it needs companies like DutchGreen that harness advanced technology to make it happen. The planet needs a properly regulated market so carbon offsets can be traded openly and fairly with a verification process and stamp that everyone can trust. Currently this is missing and there is a huge growth opportunity for those willing to change the status quo.”

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A-LabInsider expands and accelerates its life science software with two new products

UNTERFöHRING, BAVARIA, GERMANY, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — After launching their app in August 2020 to help connect businesses with all academic life science labs in Europe that need them and vice versa, A-LabInsider continues to make it easier for biotech companies and labs to share specialized scientific information with two new products, saving both parties time and money while also offering a catalyst for breakthroughs.

Formerly known for its software with deep analytics and founder's insight, including multiple parallel literature screening and live monitoring of website content specifically focused in the European continent, A-LabInsider has now expanded with A-Lab North America and A-Lab Companies. 

A-LabInsider has deduced that there is a demand for this type of platform based on their ongoing investigation of relevant, up-to-date information about the medical and SME market. People are more than willing to spend an adequate amount of money to achieve the outcomes they desire. Designed specifically to fit the needs and budgets of companies of various sizes, the company provides coverage for all life science needs. 

A-LabInsider has already licensed several biotech firms through their app and hopes to license more in the future. Both biotech SMEs and academic life science labs will benefit from this software in a variety of ways.

Their software makes it easy for companies and researchers to produce comprehensive factsheets from 5+ sources, use DeepLearning to have an automated and engaging conversation, and get an edge over the competition and stay ahead. Users can see all their data in one place with intelligent visual analytics combined in a comprehensive and user-friendly factsheet based on more than five sources to ensure it's as complete as possible. They can also get an offline version that includes detailed response data ready to display right away. They will be able to do up to 150,000 parallel searches from there, allowing them to swiftly and efficiently identify the ideal candidate for their situation. Additionally, once surveys and research have been done, there are no restrictions on companies' tools to export their survey findings. 

A-LabInsider’s advanced AI also generates the perfect conversation starter depending on the recipient's current research, guaranteeing that they receive a personalized message tailored to them specifically. Due to their research and time in the industry, the team behind A-LabInsider understands that a unique pre-written initial outreach can significantly boost conversion rates and reduce the chance of failed connections due to client disinterest. Streamlining their customer approach can save clients time and effort. Their software also gives companies the opportunity always to stay ahead of the competition. Its smart notifications will provide businesses an advantage over the competition by keeping them informed about any newcomers, whether they be potential partners or competitors. They'll be the first to know when a research group receives a new leader or project, and they'll be able to stay up to date on what's going on at facilities all around the world, allowing them to stay on top of global tech trends.

As mentioned previously, companies are not the only group that can benefit from A-LabInsider's software, and researchers can also help by getting data from thousands of labs in multiple countries to connect with leading experts in various fields to identify and tackle gaps together. Like companies, the software can help researchers find exciting new early adopters and fellow researchers who share similar values.

While their services and software continue to be unrivaled, A-LabInsider shows no sign of stopping when it comes to advancing its platform. To participate in their existing services and check out their future possibilities, click here for more information.

Inna Zaimenko
A-LabInsider
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Advanced Biofuels Canada unveils Canadian Transportation Fuels Dashboard 

Advanced Biofuels Canada's portal fills missing need for ‘one stop’ comprehensive data on Canadian fuels market

VANCOUVER, CANADA, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has announced the launch of a new resource, the Canadian Transportation Fuels Dashboard. The interactive resource combines federal and provincial data to showcase biobased and conventional fuel use and impact.

“This is an elegant data source for investors, researchers, and project developers who have long perceived a dearth of at-hand information on Canadian fuels,” said Ian Thomson, President, Advanced Biofuels Canada. “The profile of fuel demand and supply has never been changing so dynamically, and the pace will only accelerate under low carbon mandates.”

The dashboard presents a summarized view of federal and provincial biofuels’ policies displayed by geography. Coverage includes mandated requirements, carbon intensity-based GHG reductions, credit market status of each Canadian province, and links to regulations’ official pages.

Using data extracted from the Biofuels in Canada 2020 report – commissioned annually by ABFC from Navius Research Inc.- the interactive platform allows users to filter and sort a wide range of variables over three years. These include fuel and feedstock type, and price impact due to biofuel blending.

Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels. Our members are global leaders in commercial production of advanced biofuels and renewable synthetic fuels, with over 15 billion litres of installed annual capacity worldwide.  Amongst them are Canada’s leading advanced biofuels producers and technology innovators; these are actively developing new low-carbon liquid fuels production and distribution assets and operations in Canada.  For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and its members, visit: www.advancedbiofuels.ca. 

Ian Thomson
Advanced Biofuels Canada
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Alaqua Animal Refuge Announces Animal Passion, a New Video Podcast Series Highlighting Advocates Around the Globe

Laurie Hood, President and Founder at Alaqua Animal Refuge

Laurie Hood, President and Founder at Alaqua Animal Refuge

My hope is that every viewer will be moved to join with us and help us be their voice.”

— Laurie Hood, President at Alaqua Animal Refuge

FREEPORT, FLORIDA, USA, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alaqua Animal Refuge, a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy, announced today the launch of the Animal Passion video podcast series. Hosted by Alaqua Founder Laurie Hood, Animal Passion spotlights the work of advocates from all around the globe—the "difference makers" who have dedicated their lives to animal protection and safety.

In Hood’s quest to advance the interests of animals, Animal Passion spotlights amazing individuals, and shares their stories and videos of their work in an effort to rally all animal lovers to create much needed and lasting change. The podcast offers insight and inspiration through conversations with extraordinary animal advocates working across a broad spectrum of fields.

The first seven interviews were recorded in locations ranging from Alaqua’s podcast studio in Florida, to the remote wilderness of Oregon's South Steen Mountains, to Zurich, Switzerland. Episodes include never-before-seen footage of encounters with animals, including grizzly bears, Alaskan sea wolves, and wild horses, taken in the field by our incredible guests.

The inaugural three episodes can be watched now on the Animal Passion Podcast YouTube Channel or listened to on every major podcast site. Guests include:
Buck Wilde and Esther Gossweiler (documentarians focusing on Alaskan sea wolves and grizzly bears)
Marty Irby (Animal Wellness Action lobbyist in Washington, D.C.)
Ellie Phipps Price (American Wild Horse Campaign President)

In the following weeks, additional podcasts will be uploaded and will feature:
• Monty Roberts (Author of The Man Who Listens to Horses)
• Odessa Gunn (Animal Wellness Center Northern California Director)
• Sonya Spaziani, A.K.A “Mustang Meg” (Founder of Mustang Wild)
• Emma Clifford (Animal Balance Founder and Director)

“This is some of the most important work I have done for animals so far. These are amazing guests at the top of the animal welfare world who work tirelessly for the animals they love, in their own way,” stated Hood. “These podcast episodes get you up close and personal with wild horses, wolves, bears, and other animals who are under siege around world. My hope is that every viewer will be moved to join with us and help us be their voice.”

Through education and awareness, the goal of the podcast series is to dramatically reduce the need for rescue and refuge, as well as be an avenue to entertain, inform, inspire, and encourage support for this important work of making the world a better place for all animals.

The Animal Passion video podcast series is available on Animal Passion Podcast YouTube channel—bit.ly/AnimalPassionYouTube where viewers can subscribe. It is also available on all major podcast sites.

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About Laurie Hood
A recognized leader in animal care, protection, and advocacy, Laurie Hood is the founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge, the Southeast’s premier, no-kill animal refuge and sanctuary for domestic and wild animals located in Northwest Florida. A true visionary and passionate animal lover since childhood, Laurie has made a lifelong commitment to improve animals’ lives as she continues to journey into bold, unchartered territory in an effort to educate others about the importance of animals in our lives and their overall welfare. Under her supervision, Alaqua has rescued and placed tens of thousands of animals into loving homes and environments since its founding 14 years ago, and has also helped countless others through partnerships and community outreach.

Laurie has worked with both state and national legislators to create and strengthen laws to protect animals; authored a curriculum to assist law enforcement for investigating and prosecuting animal abuse cases; starred in “Animal PD,” a television series on Nat Geo WILD showcasing stories of Alaqua’s animal rescue efforts in conjunction with law enforcement; and created the Unconditional Love program providing trained companion dogs free of charge to PTSD patients, the elderly and special needs individuals, and offering inmates a contributing role in the process. She currently serves as the State Director for Florida for Animal Wellness Action, the District Leader in Northwest Florida for The Humane Society of the United States, and is a Board Member for the Florida Wildlife Federation. Laurie is available for speaking engagements.

About Alaqua Animal Refuge
Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary, located in the panhandle of Florida. As the Southeast’s premier 501(c)3 refuge, Alaqua believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. Committed to providing protection, shelter and care to animals in need, this private, non-profit Refuge also offers a full-service adoption center, educational outreach, and community programs that extend far beyond their geographic location. Since its inception in 2007, Alaqua, led by Founder Laurie Hood, has become a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy. Alaqua is currently in the midst of a relocation and expansion capital campaign to build a one-of-a-kind facility—the first in the United States—on 100 acres. The new facility and sanctuary will allow Alaqua to continue to do the important work of animal rescue and rehabilitation, as well as be an educational and training center for animal welfare advocates as a place that will inspire, empower, and educate others to make change in our society and recreate the model worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.alaqua.org/

Mary Chris Murry
Alaqua Animal Refuge
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Animal Passion Podcast: Animal Rights Lobbyist Marty Irby Interview with Laurie Hood


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Conservation Groups Sue Wisconsin Natural Resources Board to Stop Illegal November Wolf Hunt

Wolves on the open range

The Natural Resources Board should know its role– to oversee and ratify the decisions of the professional staff at the Wisconsin DNR.”

— Paul Collins, Animal Wellness Action Wisconsin State Director

MADISON, WISCONSIN, USA, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today Animal Wellness Action, the Center for a Humane Economy, Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf and Wildlife, and Project Coyote sued the state of Wisconsin over its reckless and politically motivated decision to authorize a quota of 300 wolves for the November wolf hunt, on top of the 218 known killed in a February hunt. The combination of two killing seasons in a single year, at these inordinately high levels and contrary to scientific data, may result in the destruction of more than half of the state wolf population in 2021, and puts the survival of the Wisconsin wolf population at risk.

The lawsuit alleges that the political appointees on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (Board) – including a hold-over member from the Scott Walker Administration who refuses to cede control of his seat – disregarded the recommendations from professional staff at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and chose to set an arbitrary and unsustainable kill level without regard for the health and well-being of the wolf population or sustainable ecosystems in which the wolves play an integral role.

The lawsuit also alleges that the 2011 law that requires Wisconsin to hold an annual wolf hunt is unconstitutional. It asks the Dane County Circuit Court to overturn the law, reverse the quota set by the Board, and enjoin DNR from issuing licenses for the November hunt.

“The Natural Resources Board should know its role– to oversee and ratify the decisions of the professional staff at the Wisconsin DNR,” stated Paul Collins, AWA’s Wisconsin State Director and resident of Stoughton, WI. “Instead, the Board has hijacked wolf management. The courts cannot allow this arbitrary and capricious decision-making to drive wildlife management decisions in Wisconsin.”

The last wolf trophy hunt in Wisconsin took place just 6 months ago, when hunters engaged in a 60-hour killing spree of at least 218 wolves, exceeding the quota set by the state by 83 percent. The injury to the wolf population was compounded as breeding females and dominant males were killed, thus impacting pup production and survival in the spring. Wildlife researchers have analyzed the February hunt and have conservatively estimated that hunters and poachers killed 27-33 percent of the wolves in the state, putting the current population as low as 695 animals.

“The combination of the February hunt and the planned fall hunt could result in a 60 percent decline in Wisconsin’s wolf population,” said Melissa Smith, founder of Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf and Wildlife. “That is extraordinarily reckless and cannot be allowed to happen. This is a species fresh off the federal endangered species list, with a current federal legal challenge arguing that the delisting itself was not warranted.”

Wolves number only slightly more than 5,000 across their range in the lower 48 states, and they face a panoply of threats. Without the shield of federal protection, the human persecution of wolves has ramped up in a way reminiscent of the 19th-century slaughter of the animals, with Wisconsin, Idaho, and Montana in particular unleashing ruthless wolf-killing plans for 2021.

“Of all the wolf-killing states, Wisconsin may be the worst because it is the only one to allow the barbarity of using hounds to chase, capture and kill wolves,” said Michelle L. Lute, PhD in wolf conservation science and National Carnivore Conservation Manager for Project Coyote. “These egregiously cruel methods and extreme kill quotas make clear the dire situation for not only wolves and dogs but for our ecosystems as well as science-based reason and democracy.”

The groups are represented by lawyers with Animal & Earth Advocates, Greenfire Law, and the Wisconsin-based Laffey, Leitner & Goode.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Center for a Humane Economy (“the Center”) is a non-profit organization that focuses on influencing the conduct of corporations to forge a humane economic order. The first organization of its kind in the animal protection movement, the Center encourages businesses to honor their social responsibilities in a culture where consumers, investors, and other key stakeholders abhor cruelty and the degradation of the environment and embrace innovation as a means of eliminating both.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Marty Irby
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N.M.’s Wildlife Protection Management Uses Science to Save Wild Horses From Roundups

WPM wild horse photos

Photo of wild horses at a WPM feeding hub. This hub can replace helicopter roundups.

Hubs can replace helicopter roundups for ID and vaccines.

PBS at Wildlife Protection Management.

PBS behind the scenes with WPM.

The WPM patented system for wild horse oversight is low impact and does not require cost costly and controversial roundups or holding facilities.

It’s an opportunity for Wildlife Protection Management, Inc. to be a leader in helping the government with humane ways to control population growth and keep the horses, and other wildlife, healthy.”

— Cassie McClure, New Mexico State University

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, U.S.A., August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — With individuals and organizations across the country calling on Congress and the Bureau of Land Management to address the need for changes in the Wild Horse and Burro Program, it’s a good time to bring 21st century humane science to the taxpayer funded program. The technology that allows conferences such as the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Virtual Conference to take place can also be used in remote operations to humanely care for and manage wild horse and burros.

For people who have never witnessed or watched footage of wild horses being rounded up with helicopters, it’s easy to find numerous videos online for viewing to understand people’s objections to them. These tax payer funded operations are both controversial and costly. This method of capturing wild horses involves the use of low-flying helicopters to push wild horses toward the trap sites. Roundups often result in deaths and injuries to the horses being pursued. After the removals, the horses are disbanded and sorted. Many of them will live their lives out in government run holding areas. Some mares are treated with fertility contraceptives then returned to the Herd Management Areas.

Currently, contraceptive injections are administered after capture by the Bureau of Land Management while the horses are in holding. Others are delivered by individuals who locate and follow horses on foot. Once found, a single-shot rifle delivers the contraceptive. Some involved with government oversight feel the rifle method of delivery does not treat enough horses to be effective in managing large numbers of horses or those in remote areas. In a document dated July 16, 2019 titled Long-Term Management Options for the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program, it states “In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 the BLM treated over 700 female animals with fertility control treatments, including darting. However, darting methods typically only work in smaller HMAs where animals are more accessible and can be readily approached.” WPM’s hubs can be scaled to work with large and small bands of horses. They can use the remote operation hubs in difficult to reach areas.

The document also states, “Research is the first step. In 2013, the National Academy of Sciences confirmed that there are no highly effective, easily delivered, and affordable fertility-control methods for wild horses and burros. The BLM is committed to applying the best available fertility-control methods and vaccines to the maximum extent feasible and appropriate, and is open to new public-private partnerships that would expand the use of fertility control.” Besides being more humane, Wildlife Protection Management’s system would be the more effective, easier and affordable choice.

The two video links below compare the current method of roundups and captures to the on-range management system developed by Wildlife Protection Management in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Helicopter roundup
https://www.google.com/search?q=videos+of+wild+horse+roundups&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

WPM On-range management
https://vimeo.com/485094747

The system developed by Wildlife Protection Management attracts horses to the hub for forage. While they eat, the RFID identification or vaccination is administered. No pursuit, removal or trauma is involved. The vaccines only travel 5” to 7” and have the velocity of a squirt gun. WPM writes “the current brute force management of roundups or following horses around with single-shot dart guns has proven to be ineffective, expensive, and inhumane. It costs the BLM anywhere between $1,000 to $3,000 per horse to capture, inoculate, and ID. Then, after time, that horse must be found again and the process must happen again.“

WPM is a National Science Foundation Awardee for their work to advance humane wild horse technology. A recent press release details their system capabilities and a growing list of supporters of their work. New Mexico State University, the University of New Mexico and the National Science Foundation are a few of these supporters.

In a testimonial, Ralph Zimmerman, DVM, Office of the State Veterinarian, New Mexico Livestock Board stated, “WPM’s Remote Wildlife Management System has the potential to dramatically improve population management of wild and feral horses through a more effective, safe vaccination program and by eliminating the stress and expense of helicopters and roundups.”

WPM hopes their work will be considered for the private sector portion of the BLM wild horse and burro program. To learn more about this technology, please contact CEO and Founder, Roch Hart, at the number below.

Roch Hart
Wildlife Protection Management
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Drane Ranger Now Offering Maintenance Services for Commercial Grit Trap Cleaning in Houston, TX

One of the Texas’ finest in liquid waste services has expanded its services.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Representatives with Drane Ranger announced today that it is now offering maintenance plans for grit trap cleaning services in Houston.

“Common in car washes, grit is rarely more than dirt and sand, especially in the Houston area,” said Jeb Woods, spokesperson for Drane Ranger. That said, grit needs to be disposed of safely and properly.”

“Failing to properly empty and clean grit traps regularly can lead to backed up water lines, which can shut down your whole operation until repaired,” explained Woods and added, “Avoid costly downtime and equipment damage. Drane Ranger can set you up with a reliable maintenance schedule, so you don’t have to worry about grit trap cleaning in Houston again.”

Woods went on to explain that Drane Ranger has the equipment and certified staff necessary to properly collect and dispose of grit in traps, and will ensure that your grit traps are properly maintained.

Traps within Houston city limits, according to Woods, must be emptied quarterly to comply with local regulations.

“We offer numerous services for all of your trap needs, whether that’s quarterly maintenance plans or regular disposal and cleaning,” Woods said.

As to why anyone should give Drane Ranger’s services a try, Woods pointed to the fact that its solutions are designed around the customers’ convenience and needs. Rather than forcing customers into package deals that do not properly address their unique needs, the company provides customizable liquid waste solutions that ensure individuals receive what they need at a price the customer can afford.

“Everything we do is built on our commitment to doing the absolute best job possible,” Woods said, before adding, “That means exceeding your expectations while ensuring our team is trained, certified and obeying the rules and regulations around the industry.”

As an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, Woods said, Drane Ranger committed to providing the best experience for every single one of its clients. Drane Ranger’s extended service area includes Houston, Pearland, Alvin, and Sugar Land.

For more information, please visit: https://draneranger.com/services/ and https://draneranger.com/about-us/.

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About Drane Ranger

Since 1985, Drane Ranger has been focused on two major components of a successful business: customer service and outstanding work. We ensure that your needs are met, whether that’s helping with that grease trap or handling your liquid waste that needs fast and proper disposal. We are always courteous and mindful of your customers and business.

Contact Details:

13911 India St
Houston, TX 77047
United States

Jeb Woods
Drane Ranger
+1 281-489-1765
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PetDine Takes Lead Position in Upcycled Food Movement

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PetDine leads out in providing high quality, nutritious pet supplements from upcycled foods and helping client brands be more sustainably responsible.

Process Empowers PetDine Clients and Consumers to Positively Impact Climate Change

PetDine foresees the demand for upcycled products outpacing other categories, such as organic, because the use of upcycled ingredients has an immediate positive impact on the world’s food system. ”

— Preston Munsch, PetDine CEO

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — PetDine, a leading manufacturer of private-label pet products, has furthered its commitment to a healthier future for pets, people and the planet by helping client brands achieve upcycled food certification through Upcycle Food Association (UFA). UFA is a nonprofit focused on preventing food waste by growing the upcycled food economy. Through PetDine’s pet industry leadership and membership with UFA, the company can help clients navigate the process of earning upcycled certification for their pet products and contribute to a more sustainable pet food system.

“PetDine foresees the importance and demand for upcycled products outpacing other categories, such as organic and natural, because the use of upcycled ingredients has an immediate positive impact on the world’s food system,” said Preston Munsch, PetDine CEO. “Upcycled foods are value-added products that consumers want. PetDine is equipped to help clients achieve upcycled certification, which provides them even greater pet product development opportunities for a consumer base calling for brands to be more sustainably responsible.”

PetDine’s UFA partnership is a major tactical step in accomplishing goals outlined in the company’s recently released Sustainability Statement, which states: Everything we do is for the health of pets. That is why we are committed to protecting the planet we share by increasing our efforts toward a sustainable future. Through innovation, engineering and consultation, we are advancing sustainability operationally and teaming up with our clients to multiply global impact. We have an opportunity to make a change, and it is our responsibility to reduce our “pawprint” continuously.

As defined by UFA, upcycled foods use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains and have a positive impact on the environment. UFA has set the standard for a program that verifies the upcycled certification process. UFA certification compliance has become one of the key requirements for upcycled products getting onto store shelves.

“UFA has estimated that 30 percent of food grown each year goes to waste, which is around 62.5 million tons,” said Amelia Den Boer, PetDine’s Sustainability Manager. “More consumers are pushing towards a sustainable food system and are willing to spend extra on sustainable pet products, with at least 57 percent of consumers actively looking to purchase more upcycled food. This partnership is about doing more with less and creating high quality, nutritious pet supplements out of the nutrients that often slip through the cracks of our food system.”

Reducing food waste is considered the single greatest solution to climate change. Globally, we lose around $1 trillion per year on food that is wasted or lost. Upcycled food captures that value and leverages it to create a sustainable and resilient food system. UFA is building a food system in which all food is elevated to its highest and best use. By working with UFA, PetDine is helping to prevent food waste and empower millions of consumers to prevent climate change with the products they buy.

For more information on PetDine’s partnership with Upcycled Food Association and how it will impact pet product manufacturing, contact Justin Boling at 970.692.6134 or justin@petdinellc.com. More on PetDine’s Sustainability Mission can be found by visiting petdinellc.com/sustainability-in-pet-manufacturing. Additional information about PetDine can be found at PetDinellc.com.

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ABOUT PETDINE
PetDine is a private-label manufacturer that helps entrepreneurs capitalize on opportunities through the development of custom functional pet products. From sourcing the finest ingredients to utilizing the highest quality standards, the company focuses on keeping pets happy and healthy. Its private-label pet products span soft chews, liquid food toppers, powders and natural animal chews. PetDine works with clients to customize products while meeting their requirements for price, positioning and safety. For more information about PetDine, visit PetDineLLC.com.

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Introducing, the “All Seasons Fund” (symbol: UNAVX) A New Name That Better Reflects This Absolute Return Fund’s Goals

The All Seasons Fund (Symbol: UNAVX)

The All Seasons Fund (Symbol: UNAVX)

UNAVX seeks an outcome of positive performance over most market cycles independent of the movements of the broader equity or fixed income markets.

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — USA Mutuals Advisors, Inc. is pleased to announce the name change of its mutual fund from its old name, “The USA Mutuals Navigator Fund (symbol: UNAVX)” to its new name, “The USA Mutuals All Seasons Fund.”

The Fund’s investment mandate and its symbol will remain the same. UNAVX seeks an outcome of positive performance over most market cycles independent of the movements of the broader equity or fixed income markets. Read more about $UNAVX here.

Earlier this year, Morningstar re-categorized UNAVX into its Equity Market Neutral category, following a Fund Manager change at the end of 2020. In consideration of this event, USA Mutuals believes this to be the perfect time for the name change. In short, the Fund seeks positive performance in “all seasons” – apart from whether markets move up, down, or sideways.

"We believe the name change to All Seasons best represents the Fund’s goal of absolute return through various market cycles," said Paul Strehle, President of USA Mutuals. Paul added, "We believe this is a critical differentiator with equity and bond market valuations near all-time highs.”

Potential Reasons to Consider Investing in the All Seasons Fund (symbol, UNAVX):
· Risk controls intended to put a stop-loss floor on overnight positions
· Tactical re-positioning as markets and risks change
· The fund invests only in highly liquid instruments
· 60% long-term/40% short-term tax treatment
· Holding periods in time-frames often excluded by traditional buy-and-hold products

HOW TO INVEST:
The All Seasons Fund (symbol, UNAVX) is available on many self-directed platforms, including Schwab, Fidelity, and Pershing. You may purchase shares through brokers, financial advisors, or other financial intermediaries that distribute the funds.

You may also purchase USA Mutuals Funds directly with us by completing the steps listed below. Please call our shareholder services team at 1.866.264.8783 with any questions on purchasing options.

About USA Mutuals Advisors, Inc. : With a history spanning three decades, USA Mutuals has long been a provider of alternative investment strategies to both the institutional and retail marketplaces. Originally founded in 1994, as a separate accounts manager, which converted into a public mutual trust in 2001, the company launched with a simple mandate: Create an environment in which the company’s goals and expectations are truly aligned with our investors. Visit www.USAMutuals.com to learn more.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION:

The Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The statutory and summary prospectuses contain this and other information about the investment company, and they may be obtained by contacting 1.866.264.8783 or going to www.USAMutuals.com. Read it carefully before investing.

Mutual fund investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. The risks associated with an investment in a Fund can increase during times of significant market volatility. Remember, in addition to possibly not achieving your investment goals, you could lose all or a portion of your investment in the Fund over long or even short periods of time. Certain stocks selected for a Fund’s portfolio may decline in value more than the overall stock market. Investments are subject to market risk, which may cause the value of the Fund’s investment to decline. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in value as market confidence in and perceptions of their issuers change. Investment strategies employed for a Fund may not result in an increase in the value of your investment or in overall performance equal to other investments. The Funds may use leverage, invest in derivatives and sell securities short. Leveraging may exaggerate the effect on net asset value of any increase or decrease in the market value of a Fund’s portfolio. Investing in derivatives may subject the Fund to losses if the derivatives do not perform as expected. Short sales involve selling a security that a Fund borrows and does not own. Short sales carry significant risk, including the risk of loss if the value of a security sold short increases prior to the scheduled delivery date, since a Fund must pay more for the security than it has received from the purchaser in the short sale. Futures contracts are subject to the same risks as the underlying investments that they represent, but also may involve risks different from, and possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in the underlying investments. The Funds may invest in foreign securities which involve greater volatility and political, economic, and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. This risk increases with emerging markets. Small and mid-size companies involve additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility.

The USA Mutuals Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

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