Dover Castle welcomes new residents, four red-billed choughs, as part of a Kent rewilding project

Dover Castle has become home to four juvenile red-billed choughs, a rare member of the crow family which has returned to the White Cliffs of Dover for the first time in centuries thanks to a conservation project. The new residents are now living in a specially built aviary which was unveiled at Dover Castle last week. Red-billed choughs are identified by their glossy black plumage, red legs and a … Continue reading Dover Castle welcomes new residents, four red-billed choughs, as part of a Kent rewilding project

Ecocide: What is it and who’s supporting it become an international crime

Environmental destruction, known as ecocide, would become an international crime deemed on par with genocide and crimes against humanity — and punishable as well, under a proposed new legal definition. The definition of “ecocide” by a panel of 12 lawyers from around the world marks a big first step in the global campaign’s efforts to prevent future environmental disasters like the deforestation of the Amazon or actions … Continue reading Ecocide: What is it and who’s supporting it become an international crime

Osprey reintroduction project in England celebrates 200th chick

A project that reintroduced ospreys to England and helped bring them back to Wales has seen its 200th chick fledge this year. The 200th chick, a female, fledged in July and was ringed with the number 360 to identify her, according to Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust launched the Rutland Osprey Project in 1996 in partnership with Anglian Water and the Roy … Continue reading Osprey reintroduction project in England celebrates 200th chick

Coral-damaging sunscreens banned across Thailand’s marine national parks

Coral-damaging sunscreens have been banned across all Thailand’s marine national parks. The move comes after concerns emerging from tourists that flock to the south east Asian country and use sunscreen that contains chemicals harming corals. The Thai Department of Conservation said four ingredients commonly found in sun creams were shown to destroy coral larvae, obstruct coral reproduction and cause reef bleaching. Those lotions containing oxybenzone, … Continue reading Coral-damaging sunscreens banned across Thailand’s marine national parks

Sustainable Agriculture for our Future and for the Earth — ecogreenlove

For a long time, there’s been a misinterpretation of the concept of “sustainability” in agriculture, mainly influenced by political and personal ideologies of its main proponents; thinking of sustainable farming as synonymous with “ecology” is a simplistic view of something broader and complex. Therefore, in order to understand sustainable agriculture, and how to realize it, we will explain the concept of sustainability and its relationship … Continue reading Sustainable Agriculture for our Future and for the Earth — ecogreenlove

Mussel power: Mussels used as filtration systems to remove microplastics from seawater in trials

A unique microplastic clean-up method using mussels as filtration systems is being investigated by scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML). Earlier this year, with financial support from the Waitrose ‘Plan Plastic’ Fund, PML began testing how effective mussels are at removing microplastics from seawater using a custom-designed flume tank. Microplastics are the tiny plastic fibres and particles prevalent in our seas. Mussels get their food … Continue reading Mussel power: Mussels used as filtration systems to remove microplastics from seawater in trials

10mile-long nature recovery corridor to be created in Cheshire

A 10 mile “nature recovery corridor” is to be created in Cheshire, restoring wetlands, traditional orchards, hedgerows, grasslands and wildflower meadows across the UK county. The nature recovery corridor – which will stretch from Chester to Ellesmere Port – will see Chester Zoo, in collaboration with partners across the region, restore a network of wildlife-rich habitat and contribute to the recovery of severely declining species … Continue reading 10mile-long nature recovery corridor to be created in Cheshire

International Tiger Day: Find out what you can do to help the conservation of tigers

Today [Thursday 29 July 2021] is officially International Tiger Day. The annual event, held by the WWF, aims to raise awareness of tiger conservation. From the world’s largest mangrove forests in the Sundarbans, to the snowy mountains in Northeast China and Russia, protecting wild tigers and their natural homes provides benefits for thousands of species and millions of people. As top predators, wild tigers play … Continue reading International Tiger Day: Find out what you can do to help the conservation of tigers

Big Butterfly Count: UK-wide survey gets underway

Big Butterfly Count, a UK-wide survey aimed at helping assess the health of the environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies seen, is underway. The survey, which runs until 8 August, asks participants to simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather during the Big Butterfly Count. The timing for the Big Butterfly Count, which began on 16 July, … Continue reading Big Butterfly Count: UK-wide survey gets underway

Big Bee Challenge Weekend encouraging everyone to help create a better environment for pollinators

Big Bee Challenge Weekend, which takes place on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August, aims to encourage everyone to do one thing, large or small, to help the bees. BBC Radio 2’s Big Bee Challenge is a project to raise awareness and encourage listeners to help create a better environment to support bees and other pollinating insects. Around the UK, bees and other wild … Continue reading Big Bee Challenge Weekend encouraging everyone to help create a better environment for pollinators