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

Peatland restoration project in north of England gets a boost

A number of conservation charities in the north of England are aiming to collectively restore more than 4,000 acres of peat bog across the area. The Great North Bog and other newly-announced nature restoration projects have been backed by almost £2 million in funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery. As part of The Great North Bog peatland restoration, Lancashire Wildlife Trust is working with Trusts … Continue reading Peatland restoration project in north of England gets a boost

Farmers in Uganda helping to protect indigenous seeds through community-based initiative

A group of farmers in Uganda is helping protect the country’s indigenous seeds through a community-based initiative. The project is empowering mostly women to better feed their families and improve household income. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.  Continue reading Farmers in Uganda helping to protect indigenous seeds through community-based initiative

Rewilding project in Argentina welcomes the arrival of three giant river otter pups to wetlands

Three giant river otter pups have been born in Argentina, much to the delight of conservationists working to save the species. The particular breed of otter, formally known as Pteronura brasiliensis, was a species that was believed to be extinct. But thanks to rewilding efforts in the country’s wetlands, the three cubs were born in May in the Iberá National Park of north-east Argentina to parents … Continue reading Rewilding project in Argentina welcomes the arrival of three giant river otter pups to wetlands

Sustainable Livestock Farming: Types & Benefits — ecogreenlove

Surely you may have read or heard something about sustainable livestock farming; its most common meaning is applied to the environmental context, where production processes are based on techniques and technologies with the least possible impact for the earth.  It is a much-discussed topic in our society, because it becomes a criterion for consumers’ choice […] Sustainable Livestock Farming: Types & Benefits — ecogreenlove Continue reading Sustainable Livestock Farming: Types & Benefits — ecogreenlove

Sea otters off California’s coast helping to keep marine forests in balance

Sea otters are helping to keep marine forests off California’s coast healthy and in balance by keeping the seaweed-loving urchins in check, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows. Urchins bred rapidly after a disease wiped out their main predator, the sunflower sea star, and are overgrazing on nutrient-rich kelp forests that grow along California’s cold shallow coastal waters … Continue reading Sea otters off California’s coast helping to keep marine forests in balance

Austrian solar farm deploys sheep to assist with rewilding efforts and to mow grass

An Austrian solar farm has deployed sheep to assist with rewilding efforts and to mow the grass around the panels. The Vienna-based Schafflerhofstrasse PV plant has brought in 90 sheep to trim the 12-hectares of grass around the solar panels. The solar panels, whose electrical components are installed in a sheep-safe manner, are higher off the ground than normal enabling the panels to also serve as shelter … Continue reading Austrian solar farm deploys sheep to assist with rewilding efforts and to mow grass