Local women in the Solomon Islands join forces to help save the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle

A group of local women in the Solomon Islands have joined forces to help save the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle from extinction by assisting in the protection of turtles’ breeding grounds in the country’s first-ever national park as well as raising awareness among local communities. Women from the diverse communities Kahtupika, Wagina and Kia set up the KAWAKI network in 2016 to protect key nesting … Continue reading Local women in the Solomon Islands join forces to help save the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Trees for Life to revive mountaintop forest in the Scottish Highlands with the planting of 100,000 native trees

Trees for Life has launched a new initiative to revitalise mountaintop forests in the Scottish Highlands, providing space for wildlife such the golden eagle, ring ouzel and mountain hare to flourish. The conservation charity is establishing a 700-acre mountaintop woodland of 100,000 trees at its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness. The site, Carn na Caorach, lies at 450-600 metres above sea level on Dundreggan’s … Continue reading Trees for Life to revive mountaintop forest in the Scottish Highlands with the planting of 100,000 native trees

Giraffe Manor: Guests get up close with Rothschild giraffes at conservation-supporting boutique hotel

There’s few boutique hotels in the world that can lay claim to visitors rubbing shoulders with giraffes over the breakfast table other than Kenya’s Giraffe Manor. Giraffe Manor, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, is a wonderful and delightful vacation for anyone who has an affinity with the graceful and elegant mammals … Continue reading Giraffe Manor: Guests get up close with Rothschild giraffes at conservation-supporting boutique hotel

International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

Friday 29 November 2019 is officially International Jaguar Day. International Jaguar Day was created to raise awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts ensuring its survival from Mexico to Argentina. Observed annually on November 29, International Jaguar Day celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation and an icon for sustainable development and the … Continue reading International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

The Black Mambas: South Africa’s all female, unarmed anti-poaching unit winning the war on poaching through education

South Africa’s first all female anti-poaching unit, The Black Mambas, believe the war on poaching “won’t be won with guns and bullets alone”, but education. Hence why the camouflage uniformed-clad troop patrol unarmed. The Black Mambas was established in 2013 to focus on conservation of the 52,000-hectare Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The women, some of whom are as young … Continue reading The Black Mambas: South Africa’s all female, unarmed anti-poaching unit winning the war on poaching through education

Lush Mughal gardens in Agra, India restored to their former glory

The World Monuments Fund has completed a four-year conservation project at two historic Mughal gardens in Agra, India, that had been threatened by pollution, traffic congestion and other urban ills. The sites – Mehtab Bagh and the Garden of the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah – along the Yamuna riverfront in Agra, were newly inaugurated by the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and the Archaeological Survey of India in … Continue reading Lush Mughal gardens in Agra, India restored to their former glory

Bristol’s Festival of Nature promoting the conservation and preservation of natives of the countryside

The Festival of Nature – promoting the conservation and preservation of wildlife, woodland, flora and fauna in the British countryside – takes place in Bristol on 9 and 10 June. The annual event, held on Bristol’s Harbourside, brings together over 150 environmental organisations, for a programme of interactive activities, demonstrations, talks and live music. Highlights include a series of talks on engaging families with environmental science; remapping and … Continue reading Bristol’s Festival of Nature promoting the conservation and preservation of natives of the countryside