Senegalese farmers plant around 152 million in “the world’s largest mangrove reforestation project”

Senegalese farmers along the Casamance River delta have planted around 152 million mangrove buds in the Casamance Delta of southern Senegal over the last decade in efforts to reforest the region. An area of around 10,000 hectares is being replanted by the Senegalese non-governmental organisation Océanium. More than 100,000 people from 350 villages have been helping to restore these important ecosystems in what has been dubbed … Continue reading Senegalese farmers plant around 152 million in “the world’s largest mangrove reforestation project”

Drones to aid tree planting on steep, rocky slopes in England’s Peak District to restore ravine woodlands

Tree planting on the steep, rocky slopes of the dales in England’s Peak District is to be administered using drones for the first time as part of a project to restore the ravine woodlands. The LIFE in the Ravines partnership project, led by Natural England, aims to tackle the threat that ash dieback poses to the forested river valleys of the Peak District. Ash dieback … Continue reading Drones to aid tree planting on steep, rocky slopes in England’s Peak District to restore ravine woodlands

Africa’s Great Green Wall receives more than US$14billion funding boost

Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW) has received US$14.326 billion in new funding to fast track efforts to restore degrading land, save biological diversity as well as create green jobs and build resilience of the Sahelian people.   The GGW veers along the southern margin of Africa’s Sahara Desert running from the Atlantic coast to the Red Sea. The Great Green Wall Accelerator makes up 30% of … Continue reading Africa’s Great Green Wall receives more than US$14billion funding boost

UK pledges £3billion towards nature and biodiversity restoration

The UK will commit at least £3 billion to climate change solutions that protect and restore nature and biodiversity over five years. The funding will be allocated from the UK Government’s existing commitment of £11.6bn for international climate finance and will deliver transformational change in protecting biodiversity-rich land and ocean, shifting to sustainable food production and supply, and supporting the livelihoods of the world’s poorest. … Continue reading UK pledges £3billion towards nature and biodiversity restoration

Cheetahs return to one of Africa’s most important wetlands in Zambia

Bangweulu Wetlands in Zambia has received a small founding group of cheetahs – the first of their species to return to this unique community-owned, protected wetland in almost a century. On Thursday December 17th, the Government of Zambia announced the successful translocation of An initial three cheetahs were translocated from South Africa in a collaboration between Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), African Parks, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), Ashia … Continue reading Cheetahs return to one of Africa’s most important wetlands in Zambia

Coral reef, deemed a “climate refuge”, discovered off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania

A coral reef, found off the coast of East Africa, has become a sanctuary for marine life, which with its cool water is helping to protect ocean life from the rising temperatures of the climate crisis, and allowing biodiversity to thrive. The coral reef, which was recently discovered by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), is believed to have been formed thousands of years ago from meltwaters running off … Continue reading Coral reef, deemed a “climate refuge”, discovered off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania

Future for sustainable farming in Wales outlined in vision that supports farmers reverse decline in biodiversity

A vision for a sustainable future for farming and agriculture in Wales has been unveiled, outlining how farmers will be supported in order to produce food sustainably, as well as reversing a decline in biodiversity. Under plans revealed by Welsh rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths, a 15-20 year roadmap for Welsh farming and agriculture aims to maintain high food safety, animal welfare and environmental standards. … Continue reading Future for sustainable farming in Wales outlined in vision that supports farmers reverse decline in biodiversity

B&Q owners to be “forest positive” by 2025 in an initiative that will see them create more forests than they use

Home improvement company Kingfisher, owners of B&Q in the UK, has announced plans to be “forest positive” by 2025 in an initiative that will see the organisation create more forests than they use. Kingfisher have teamed up with the Rainforest Alliance, as part of the Rainforest Allies initiative, to support the protection, restoration, and responsible management of tropical forests. Programmes will engage with local forest … Continue reading B&Q owners to be “forest positive” by 2025 in an initiative that will see them create more forests than they use

Largest native tree and wildflower nursery in the Lake District to be set-up

Plans to create the largest native tree and wildflower nursery in the Lake District and to plant 5,000 trees across the reserve by 2022 have been given the go-ahead. RSPB Haweswater will receive £249,900 from the UK government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund grant to set-up the largest native tree and wildflower nursery in the Lake District, helping to restore upland habitats. The landowner, United Utilities has … Continue reading Largest native tree and wildflower nursery in the Lake District to be set-up

Former shopping centre in Nottingham reimagined as greenspace in new city vision

A former shopping centre in the city of Nottingham is being reimagined as a space for nature and people, signalling a new greener future for the city. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust wants the former Broadmarsh Shopping Centre returned to nature, visioning a natural urban oasis, which would become “Nottingham’s living breathing heartbeat” where people can connect with nature and escape the stresses of modern life without … Continue reading Former shopping centre in Nottingham reimagined as greenspace in new city vision