Athens creates “pocket parks” to tackle pollution and heat

Athens has started creating “pocket parks” in a bid to tackle its pollution and heat, transforming small plots once ridden with garbage and weeds in Greece’s capital city. The city is closing traffic lanes and transforming them into bike routes, pedestrian walks and small areas of greenery – all in a bid to cut down on vehicles, which account for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. … Continue reading Athens creates “pocket parks” to tackle pollution and heat

Earth Hour: Virtual Spotlight — ecogreenlove

Over the years, the lights-off moment saw entire streets, buildings, landmarks, and city skylines go dark – an unmissable sight that drew public attention to nature loss and the climate crisis.  This year – amidst the current global circumstances – in addition to switching off your lights, we also invite you to raise awareness and create the same unmissable sight online, so that the world sees … Continue reading Earth Hour: Virtual Spotlight — ecogreenlove

Valuing Water 💧: 5 Different Perspectives — ecogreenlove

How we value water determines how water is managed and shared. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. Valuing Water 💧: 5 Different Perspectives — ecogreenlove Continue reading Valuing Water 💧: 5 Different Perspectives — ecogreenlove

Reasons to Celebrate International Day of Forests — ecogreenlove

The 2021 International Day of Forests celebration, has the main theme of “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being” raising awareness of how forests play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Restoring the health of our forests and sustainably managing them are crucial to support livelihoods, mitigate climate change, safeguard biodiversity and reduce the risk of future pandemics. … Continue reading Reasons to Celebrate International Day of Forests — ecogreenlove

The National Forest reaches its 9 millionth tree milestone this planting season

The National Forest, the first forest to be created at scale in England for over 1000 years, has reached its 9th million tree milestone during this year’s planting season.    The forest, a wooded landscape that stretches across 200 square miles, is a growing network of wooded areas across the Midlands in central England. To mark the 9th million tree milestone, The National Forest held a … Continue reading The National Forest reaches its 9 millionth tree milestone this planting season

Quebec’s Magpie River first in Canada to be granted legal personhood

Quebec’s Magpie River has become the first in Canada to be granted legal personhood, the Muteshekau-shipu Alliance has announced. The legal personhood of the Magpie River was granted by the local municipality of Minganie and the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit, members of the the Muteshekau-shipu Alliance which also includes several environmental groups. The Muteshekau-shipu Alliance has granted the river nine rights in accordance with Innu … Continue reading Quebec’s Magpie River first in Canada to be granted legal personhood

Greening the desert: Jordan aims to plant 10 million trees in 10 years

A reforestation project in desert country, Jordan aims to plant 10 million trees in 10 years. Forests make up only one percent of the desert kingdom’s territory, according to Jordan’s agriculture ministry, though Jordan also has an estimated 23 million orchard trees, half of them olives. Fires are the biggest problem for Jordan’s wooded areas, according to the country’s agriculture ministry. Forest fires strike almost … Continue reading Greening the desert: Jordan aims to plant 10 million trees in 10 years

Jaguars return to Argentina wetlands in rewilding project

The jaguar, the largest predator in South America, has returned to the Iberá wetlands in Argentina for the first time in 70 years through a rewilding project. Adult jaguar Mariua, who was rescued as an orphan cub in Brazil, and her two captive-born cubs were released into Gran Iberá Park in January by local wildlife organisation Rewilding Argentina, who manage the wetlands. They are the … Continue reading Jaguars return to Argentina wetlands in rewilding project

Wildlife Watch: New anti-poaching project encourages Virtual Rangers to watch over wildlife live-streamed from the African Bush

A new pilot project that is using technology to help fight back against poaching has launched in South Africa allowing viewers anywhere in the world to assist an all-female ranger unit in the conservation of endangered species. The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit has teamed up with tech company Samsung as part of the new initiative, Wildlife Watch, to bring live feeds which will be streamed … Continue reading Wildlife Watch: New anti-poaching project encourages Virtual Rangers to watch over wildlife live-streamed from the African Bush

WWD – Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet — ecogreenlove

On March 3 2021, World Wildlife Day celebrates forest-based livelihoods and seeks to promote forest and forest wildlife management models and practices that accommodate both human well-being and the long-term conservation of forests, forest-dwelling species of wild fauna and flora and the ecosystems they sustain, and promote the value of traditional practices and knowledge that contribute to establishing a more sustainable relationship with these crucial … Continue reading WWD – Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet — ecogreenlove