Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park declared the world’s first official Urban Quiet Park

Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park – home to hot springs, lush forests, cherry blossoms, hiking trails, subtropical climate zones and the country’s largest dormant volcano – has been declared the world’s first official Urban Quiet Park. Taiwan’s government and California-based non-profit organisation Quiet Parks International made the announcement on World Environment Day on 5 June. Urban Quiet Parks are defined as a natural area in or near a … Continue reading Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park declared the world’s first official Urban Quiet Park

Blu Hope: New online campaign aims to encourage action in tackling ocean pollution

Blu Hope, a new online campaign launched today on World Oceans Day, is aiming to raise awareness of the importance of the world’s oceans, and to encourage action in tackling marine pollution. Launched by the British High Commission in Malaysia, the Blue Hope campaign, which will run until 12 June, will feature a series of presentations, webinars and videos aimed at everyone from children and adults … Continue reading Blu Hope: New online campaign aims to encourage action in tackling ocean pollution

Thailand coastal community take to beekeeping to ensure mangrove conservation

A coastal community in Southern Thailand has taken to beekeeping to ensure local mangrove conservation – using bees to assist with the pollination of certain mangrove species. The Nai Nang Village in Krabi province aims to restore mangrove forests surrounding its village. The coastal community decided to raise bees after noticing bees helping to pollinate the Khaokram mangrove forest. The bee keeping collective originated from a … Continue reading Thailand coastal community take to beekeeping to ensure mangrove conservation

Biodiversity Corridor project to reinstate nature and wildlife to its rightful position in Montreal borough

The Canadian city of Montreal is set to reinstate nature in its rightful position with the creation of a Biodiversity Corridor, which will be implemented in the Saint-Laurent borough over the next 20 years. A team of four firms — civiliti, LAND Italia, Table Architecture and Biodiversité Conseil — designed the project, which was selected as the winning submission in a 2018 national landscape architecture … Continue reading Biodiversity Corridor project to reinstate nature and wildlife to its rightful position in Montreal borough

30 Days Wild: Get creative doing one wild thing a day for your health, wellbeing and the planet as part of annual nature challenge

It’s June which means it’s time for 30 Days Wild, The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge. The Wildlife Trusts is calling on anyone and everyone to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month for their health, wellbeing and for the planet. While outdoor activities may currently be restricted due to lockdowns worldwide, there are any number of inspirational activities that everyone around … Continue reading 30 Days Wild: Get creative doing one wild thing a day for your health, wellbeing and the planet as part of annual nature challenge

Wildlife reigns empty gardens and estates managed by the National Trust during lockdown

Wildlife has been enjoying empty gardens and estates managed by the National Trust throughout the UK, since the conservation charity closed its properties to restrict the spread of coronavirus. Rare sightings and uncharacteristic behaviours have been noted by staff at the Trust, who say the absence of visitors appears to have emboldened wildlife, with birds and mammals spotted venturing out of their usual territories. Reports … Continue reading Wildlife reigns empty gardens and estates managed by the National Trust during lockdown

Wild white stork chicks hatch in the UK for first time in centuries

White stork chicks have hatched in the wild in the UK for the first time in centuries, the White Stork Project announced. Eggs in one of three nests hatched at the Knepp Estate in West Sussex. Observers watched as the parents incubated the nest of five eggs located in an oak tree.They were seen removing eggshells from the nest and later regurgitating food for the chicks. … Continue reading Wild white stork chicks hatch in the UK for first time in centuries

Brazilian performance artist dressing as an extension of earth and nature teaches kids about conservation in the Amazon

Artist and activist Emerson Munduruku is teaching environmental conservation to children in Brazil through performance art under the guise of his his drag queen alter ego, Uýra Sodoma. Emerson Munduruku takes part in educational projects, teaching children about Amazon communities and how to both connect with and protect nature. His aim is to pass on to the next generation a sensibility towards the importance of … Continue reading Brazilian performance artist dressing as an extension of earth and nature teaches kids about conservation in the Amazon