Young people in Madagascar learning to farm sustainably to save the rainforest and wildlife

Young farmers in Madagascar are working to stop food production from destroying the island’s rich rainforest. Ahead of a new agreement to protect the planet’s biodiversity being drawn up in Paris next week, BBC News Science Correspondent Victoria Gill met young farmers in Madagascar who live at the front line of the tension between humans and the natural world. The young people are leading a … Continue reading Young people in Madagascar learning to farm sustainably to save the rainforest and wildlife

Bee Saviour Cards to help revive exhausted bees takes #savethebees to the streets

Bee Saviour Behaviour are encouraging people to help revive bees with a sugar solution carrier for the wallet or purse. Taking #savethebees to the streets, Bee Saviour Cards are credit-card sized cards, made out of old cards destined for landfill, which contains a small amount of sugar solution to revive bees. A bee can only fly for so long between flowers before it runs out … Continue reading Bee Saviour Cards to help revive exhausted bees takes #savethebees to the streets

Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species

Earth Day, celebrated in more than 193 countries each year on 22 April, this year focuses on “Protect our Species”. This year’s theme is designed to raise awareness of the role that plants and wildlife play in the ecosystem and the dangers of extinction many of them face. Earth Day Network is urging people to work together to protect endangered and threatened species including  bees, coral … Continue reading Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species

Working Dogs for Conservation: Training dogs to be guardians of wildlife and wild places around the world

Dogs are joining in conservation efforts thanks to Working Dogs for Conversation (WD4C) which recruits, trains and puts dogs to work protecting wildlife and wild places around the world. From sleuthing out bushmeat and illegal lumber in Zambia and Tanzania to catching stowaway rats arriving in the Falkland Islands, WD4C dogs and their handlers relay invaluable information to scientists and other stakeholders fighting to conserve wildlife … Continue reading Working Dogs for Conservation: Training dogs to be guardians of wildlife and wild places around the world

The Bee Friendly Trust transforming station platforms into habitats for honeybees to thrive

The Bee Friendly Trust is transforming railway station platforms and other neglected sites in the UK into forage-full habitats in which honey bees and other pollinators can thrive. The Bee Friendly Trust works with railway authorities, volunteers and schools to provide a network of flowering habitats for honeybees. They build planters and create mini orchards on railway station platforms, solar farms and other land – … Continue reading The Bee Friendly Trust transforming station platforms into habitats for honeybees to thrive

Rare plant brought back from the brink after unusual conservation effort to run a tractor over it

Marsh clubmoss, an endangered plant found on damp heathlands in the UK, has been brought back from the brink thanks to an unusual conservation technique involving running a 5-tonne tractor over it. Marsh clubmoss is an ancient but highly threatened species which has declined by 85% in recent decades as its habitat has been largely wiped out, leaving only a few sites in Dorset and Hampshire. … Continue reading Rare plant brought back from the brink after unusual conservation effort to run a tractor over it

Star Count 2019: Cosmic census encouraging England dwellers to help map the dark skies

Star Count 2019 – a new initiative launched by the countryside charity Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) – is inviting England dwellers to take part in a cosmic census that will help to map the dark skies. The nationwide Star Count, which is also supported by the British Astronomical Association, will be running from now until Saturday 23 February. Stargazers, whether in town or countryside, will … Continue reading Star Count 2019: Cosmic census encouraging England dwellers to help map the dark skies

Birdgirl: Young conservationist Mya-Rose Craig improving access to nature for minority ethnic teens

It is a fact that nature sustains life, yet many people, for whatever reason, are disconnected from it, disengaged from it, and unaware of its important function in keeping them alive. That’s where young nature guardian Mya-Rose Craig aka Birdgirl is aiming to increase access to nature to young people, particularly black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups. The 16-year-old British Bangladeshi, who lives near Bristol in … Continue reading Birdgirl: Young conservationist Mya-Rose Craig improving access to nature for minority ethnic teens

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