Heal: New wildlife charity aims to buy land in the English lowlands and give it back to nature

Heal, a new wildlife charity, is building a fund to buy land in the English lowlands and give it back to nature. According to The Guardian, the charity, which is crowdunding, will seek sites such as former farms, green belt or lower-grade land where wildlife can recover. The intention is to let the land recover naturally rather than by planting nursery-grown trees. Jan Stannard, Heal’s … Continue reading Heal: New wildlife charity aims to buy land in the English lowlands and give it back to nature

Fridays For Future launch webinar series for pupils determined to “strike” despite being at home

Fridays For Future, the youth movement started by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, is launching a series of webinars to be held on Fridays for pupils determined to “strike” despite being stuck at home. Greta Thunberg called on fellow climate activists earlier in the week to move their weekly rallies online due to the spreading coronavirus outbreak. The webinars will be by “experts and interesting … Continue reading Fridays For Future launch webinar series for pupils determined to “strike” despite being at home

Mother Nature Reclaims: Venice waters are “clear and full of fish” and other wildlife returns while Italy under quarantine

Mother Nature is reclaiming her spaces and places, and her native species are roaming their territories just as nature intended, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Italy, which has been under complete quarantine lockdown since 13 March, has seen the return of clear waters and fish in the canals of Venice. Venice is the clearest it has been in 60 years. With less need for … Continue reading Mother Nature Reclaims: Venice waters are “clear and full of fish” and other wildlife returns while Italy under quarantine

UK’s first “super” National Nature Reserve in Dorset returns farmland to nature and aims to help tackle climate change

Nature conservationists in the UK have come together to create what is hailed as the UK’s first ever “super” National Nature Reserve (NNR) on the Purbeck Heaths in Dorset. The new super NNR combines three existing NNRs at Stoborough Heath, Hartland Moor, and Studland and Godlingston Heath linking them with a significant amount of new land including nature reserves and conservation areas. The super reserve … Continue reading UK’s first “super” National Nature Reserve in Dorset returns farmland to nature and aims to help tackle climate change

National Forest running the “length and breadth of Wales” planned

A new national forest running the “length and breadth of Wales” has been announced by the Welsh Government under plans to protect nature and address biodiversity loss, as well as boost tourism. The forest scheme, unveiled by First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford, would see existing woodland joined up with newly planted areas. The idea is that people would be able to walk the entire length of the … Continue reading National Forest running the “length and breadth of Wales” planned

Peruvian sisters create artificial reservoirs atop mountains, drawing on ancient indigenous wisdom for climate solution to water scarcity in the Andes

When it comes to climate solutions and solutions of any kind in fact, they can be found by looking to the past which is exactly what Peru-based agricultural engineers and sisters Magdalena and Marcela Machaca did in order to deal with water scarcity in the south-central region. Drawing on ancient indigenous wisdom, the sisters decided to build artificial reservoirs high in the mountains to harvest … Continue reading Peruvian sisters create artificial reservoirs atop mountains, drawing on ancient indigenous wisdom for climate solution to water scarcity in the Andes

Grow Your Own Forest campaign aims to make forest restoring and tree planting “a new normal”

TreeSisters’ Grow Your Own Forest is calling for people to take direct action to restore tropical forests worldwide, by funding the planting of trees to help cool the world. TreeSisters mission is to accelerate reforestation in the tropics by making it as normal to give back to nature as it currently is to take. To date they have funded the planting of over 6.5 million … Continue reading Grow Your Own Forest campaign aims to make forest restoring and tree planting “a new normal”