Global forest monitoring system enables free access to satellite images of tropics in efforts to stop deforestation

A new global forest monitoring system, which provides universal access to satellite images of the tropics, aims to support efforts to stop the destruction of the world’s rainforests. The Norwegian government is now making the images accessible and free for everyone, through Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). Satellite images are available that are so detailed that one can see if a single tree has … Continue reading Global forest monitoring system enables free access to satellite images of tropics in efforts to stop deforestation

Conservation organisations issue best practice guidelines for tree planting events while social distancing

Conservation organisations have launched Covid-aware tree planting guidance to ensure volunteers won’t miss the winter planting season this year. If you are taking part in or involved in organising any upcoming winter tree-planting activities within your community, The Tree Council-led coalition of conservation charities have issued best practice guidelines for tree planting events while social distancing. The guidance provides advice for planning and running events, … Continue reading Conservation organisations issue best practice guidelines for tree planting events while social distancing

Reef Safe Sunscreen Guide [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Many popular sunscreen ingredients like oxybenzone are known to bleach and kill coral reefs. In addition to harming reefs, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that sunscreen chemicals cause reproduction, growth and immune system complications for sea wildlife. Bans on sunscreen with harmful ingredients are already in place in a few areas. However, these ingredients are still present in many popular brands. Unfortunately, grabbing “reef … Continue reading Reef Safe Sunscreen Guide [Visual] — ecogreenlove

The Woodland Trust sets out to plant 5o million trees in the UK by 2025

The Woodland Trust has announced plans to plant 50 million trees in the UK by 2025 in a bid to help tackle climate change. The conservation charity is calling on people around the country to slip on their gardening gloves and plant trees as part of their Big Climate Fightback this November. There are plenty of ways to get involved whether you want to plant a tree in your … Continue reading The Woodland Trust sets out to plant 5o million trees in the UK by 2025

Planetary guardians David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg to discuss climate change at virtual wildlife film festival today

Planetary guardians across the generations – Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg – are to discuss climate change at a virtual wildlife film festival. The Planetary Crisis conversation, which is part of Bristol’s Wildscreen festival, takes place today [20 October 2020] at 19:00BST. The festival organisers say the discussion is a “unique chance to hear two of the most influential figures of our time honestly … Continue reading Planetary guardians David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg to discuss climate change at virtual wildlife film festival today

SIKU: Inuit knowledge and technology work seamlessly together in app that helps Arctic communities document climate change

An app, created by and for Inuit communities, is enabling users in the Arctic to share information about dangerous conditions, wildlife sightings and hunting stories – documenting changes to the environment due to climate change. The mobile app and web platform, SIKU: The Indigenous Knowledge Social Network, provides tools for weather, ice safety and hunting stories as well as knowledge transfer and language preservation. SIKU puts … Continue reading SIKU: Inuit knowledge and technology work seamlessly together in app that helps Arctic communities document climate change

Vietnam’s lowland evergreen forests and wildlife protected having been granted nature reserve status

Vietnam’s Khe Nouc Trong forests have been designated nature reserve status, the country’s highest standard of protection, in a move that will protect 40 globally threatened species. In August, the Vietnamese government agreed to formally protect Khe Nuoc Trong’s 22,132-hectare tract of Annamite lowland evergreen forests as a Nature Reserve. The move delivers a safer home for 40 globally threatened species, brought to brink of extinction by … Continue reading Vietnam’s lowland evergreen forests and wildlife protected having been granted nature reserve status

Joshua trees granted protection from climate change, under Californian law

Joshua trees have become the first plant species in California to be granted protection from climate change. Under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), the Joshua trees, which are native to the Mojave Desert, will be protected for a year during which time the trees will not be harvested and researchers will analyse threats to the species. After the one year period of protection, the California Fish … Continue reading Joshua trees granted protection from climate change, under Californian law

Senegal farmer grows lush oasis in the desert using permaculture techniques

Senegal native and permaculture pioneer Goran N’diaye has created a lush oasis in the middle of the desert in his homeland. At the Kaydara agro-ecological farm located in Sine Saloum in Senegal, director Goran N’diaye, has implemented a number of permaculture techniques. He first started by restoring the fertility of the soil, by creating a first plant layer which in turn attracted birds and bees. Over … Continue reading Senegal farmer grows lush oasis in the desert using permaculture techniques

Community bid to turn Scottish moor in to nature reserve

A small community in Scotland that launched a bid to bring 10,500 acres of land (about 5,600 football pitches) into community ownership so to create a nature reserve has raised around £3.1 million to date. The Langholm Initiative launched a crowdfunding campaign earlier this year to purchase part of Langholm Moor from Buccleuch Estates, which would be the largest community buyout in the south of … Continue reading Community bid to turn Scottish moor in to nature reserve