The Green Republic Project calling on youth to help plant 20 million trees in Ghana by 2028

The Green Republic Project is on a green mission to make Ghana green again by having Ghanaian youth plant 20 million trees in the country by 2028. The grassroots organisation was set up by Nana Yaw-Osei Darkwa in 2018 to mitigate climate change in the West African country. Ghana has has lost half of its forests since 2000 due to deforestation, cocoa production, logging, clearing … Continue reading The Green Republic Project calling on youth to help plant 20 million trees in Ghana by 2028

Seed-rich hay from roadsides being used to restore precious wildflower meadows in Norfolk

A conservation project in Norfolk is using seed-rich hay taken from roadside verges to restore precious wildflower meadows. Green hay cut from Roadside Nature Reserves will be spread on farmland sites and Earsham Wetland Centre in South Norfolk to recreate wildlife-rich meadows. The hay cutting and spreading project is a joint effort by Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT), Norfolk County Council, and Norfolk Farming and Wildlife … Continue reading Seed-rich hay from roadsides being used to restore precious wildflower meadows in Norfolk

Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

Artifishal is a documentary film that reveals the impact of humans on wild salmon and sea trout, and the destruction of natural habitats caused by fish farms and fish hatcheries. The documentary, from outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, traces the impact of fish hatcheries and fish farms – industries which hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. Artifishal … Continue reading Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

AIR: Helping indigenous farmers in Guatemala to farm with trees to mitigate climate change

The Alliance for International Reforestation Guatemala (AIR) is helping indigenous farmers to learn how to farm with trees, in order to prevent soil erosion, mitigate climate change and improve crop yields and diversity without using dangerous chemicals. AIR technicians – who are Guatemalan professionals trained in agro-forestry and environmental engineering – educate indigenous farmers about proper tree-planting and agroforestry that provides sustainable farming as well … Continue reading AIR: Helping indigenous farmers in Guatemala to farm with trees to mitigate climate change

Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira comes up with award-winning solution to remove microplastics from oceans

An Irish teenager has won a global science award for his project which aims to remove microplastics from the oceans. Fionn Ferreira from west Cork was named the overall winner of the 2019 Google Science Fair, winning $50,000 to develop his project on microplastic extraction from water. The 18-year-old’s winning idea involves using magnets to filter microplastics from bodies of water. The young scientist used … Continue reading Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira comes up with award-winning solution to remove microplastics from oceans

ECO-Warrior Foundation: Helping to preserve the oceans and beaches through education, activation, and motivation

Getting up close and personal with the oceans, surfers are exposed to a fraction of what’s at sea. That’s what inspired former professional surfer and environmental leader, James Pribram to set up the ECO-Warrior Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to preserving the oceans and beaches through education, activation, and motivation. While teaching a surf lesson in the summer of 1997, the Laguna Beach native developed a … Continue reading ECO-Warrior Foundation: Helping to preserve the oceans and beaches through education, activation, and motivation

The London Wildlife Festival celebrating urban wildlife and conservation

The London Wildlife Festival, a brand new event celebrating urban wildlife and conservation, is aiming to bring the very importance of the natural world to “the forefront of conversation and thought”. Walthamstow Wetlands, with its 211 hectares of space and 10 stunning reservoirs, will host the London Wildlife Festival on 10-11 August. Curated by London Wildlife Trust and David Lindo, The Urban Birder, visitors can … Continue reading The London Wildlife Festival celebrating urban wildlife and conservation

Storm water drain net catches plastic and minimises marine pollution in South Africa harbour town

South African harbour town of Gansbaai, famous for shark-cage diving and whale watching, is taking action to address plastic pollution by installing drainage nets to catch plastic waste. The nets have stopped more than 370kg of litter from floating into the river and ultimately the sea, since they were installed by Dyer Island Conservation Trust last month. They are designed to prevent pollutants and solid waste, carried … Continue reading Storm water drain net catches plastic and minimises marine pollution in South Africa harbour town

Sea cucumber farming in Madagascar helping to increase all kinds of marine life

Farming sea cucumbers is giving coastal communities in Madagascar an opportunity to earn a sustainable income while contributing to increasing levels of marine life of all kinds, previously in decline due to overfishing. Sea cucumbers are a vital part of the marine ecosystem. They keep ocean acidity levels in check, decompose organic matter into recyclable nutrients and keep coastal ecosystems healthy and clean. Overfishing sea … Continue reading Sea cucumber farming in Madagascar helping to increase all kinds of marine life

Where to volunteer in the UK to help preserve nature, wildlife and the seas

With the preservation of the planet now of utmost importance to people’s lives and many desiring to take action to lend a hand, there are numerous environmental projects that you can get involved in in your local area or even where you choose to take a vacation. Everything from beach clean-ups, river clean-ups, protecting wildlife, planting trees, monitoring animal and plant species, and gardening, there … Continue reading Where to volunteer in the UK to help preserve nature, wildlife and the seas