One million trees to be planted in the North of England as part of the wider Northern Forest

One million trees are to be planted in the North of England to protect against floods and build a carbon sink. Last month saw the planting of over 14,000 trees at Ogden Water marking the start of a partnership that will see one million trees planted on land owned by Yorkshire Water and leased by the Woodland Trust to help expand the White Rose Forest as … Continue reading One million trees to be planted in the North of England as part of the wider Northern Forest

Rainforests of the World [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

From the Amazon in South America to Daintree in Australia and Africa’s Congo Rainforest, there are hundreds of fascinating creatures and trees to be found in these rainforests, even though deforestation continues to put many species at risk of extinction. via Rainforests of the World [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Rainforests of the World [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Wild Immersion virtual reality nature reserve raising awareness of conservation

Wild Immersion, a virtual reality nature reserve, is aiming to raise awareness of nature conservation in kids and adults alike. Wild Immersion produces 3D experiences, which take spectators into the wild and up- close-and-personal with some of Mother Nature’s animal species including tigers, zebras, and chimpanzees among others. The Wild Immersion experience, which has been endorsed by wildlife legend Jane Goodall, features three films – AQUA … Continue reading Wild Immersion virtual reality nature reserve raising awareness of conservation

Discarded Christmas Trees protecting riverbanks and coastlines from erosion

Christmas Trees will be taken down in the coming days, but before you get rid of that tree, spare a thought for the environment and find out if there are any local shout outs for discarded Christmas Trees. Around the world, discarded Christmas Trees are given a new lease of life, following the Holiday Season, by protecting riverbanks and coastlines from erosion, acting as important … Continue reading Discarded Christmas Trees protecting riverbanks and coastlines from erosion

Freediver Katarina Linczenyiova helping rid ocean waste from deepest ocean floors

Freediver Katarina Linczenyiova is helping to rid ocean waste from some of the deepest ocean floors that have never before been reached. The 25-year-old Slovakianhas cleared one hectare of the seabed in Dahab, Egypt of almost 40 kilos of waste. And she has also been involved in clean up operations near the island of Hyrda in Greece and in the glacial lake Popradske Pleso, in Slovakia. … Continue reading Freediver Katarina Linczenyiova helping rid ocean waste from deepest ocean floors

Londoners to plant 80,000 trees across the city this weekend

A record 80,000 new trees will be planted across London by 15,000 volunteers in the city’s biggest ever mass tree-planting weekend. The “plant-a-thon”, which takes place on 1 and 2 December, will include 30 events across the capital as part of a scheme by the London Mayor Sadiq Khan to help London become the world’s first National Park City. The Mayor has worked with partners to … Continue reading Londoners to plant 80,000 trees across the city this weekend

Limahuli Garden and Preserve: Protecting Hawaii’s ancient plants

Plant life exists everywhere – from gardens, rolling hills, in between pavement slabs in cities, to the more remote places in the world. In the Hawaiian island of Kauai, for the past 1,500 years, Limahuli Valley has been a green haven, a wilderness preserved to exist just as the native Hawaiians experienced it. Limahuli Garden and Preserve is located on the north shore of the … Continue reading Limahuli Garden and Preserve: Protecting Hawaii’s ancient plants

Wyss Foundation launches $1 Billion campaign to help conserve 30% of the planet by 2030

The Wyss Foundation has pledged $1 billion to buy and protect land and water sources to keep 30 percent of the planet’s landmass in a natural state by 2030. The foundation – which is the creation of Swiss-born billionaire Hansjörg Wyss who is based in Wyoming – says it will support four primary strategies in its efforts to help rapidly expand the proportion of the … Continue reading Wyss Foundation launches $1 Billion campaign to help conserve 30% of the planet by 2030

TreeSisters: Women join forces to help to reforest the planet

TreeSisters is a network of women planting over two million trees in the tropics every year. Committed to the restoration of forests and the rebalancing of humanity’s relationship with the natural world, TreeSisters fund the restoration of tropical forests as a collective expression of planetary care. As a feminine leadership and tropical reforestation organisation, TreeSisters exist “to call forth the brilliance and generosity of women everywhere and channel … Continue reading TreeSisters: Women join forces to help to reforest the planet

Hedgehogs: Wildlife Trusts across the UK call for locals to help record sightings

Hedgehogs, once a common sight in gardens throughout the UK, are declining rapidly across the country. An estimated 30% of hedgehogs have disappeared over the past decade, and there are now fewer than one million left. Hedgehogs prey on many common garden pests including insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice, frogs, and snakes. These animals root through hedges and other undergrowth in search of food, and as … Continue reading Hedgehogs: Wildlife Trusts across the UK call for locals to help record sightings