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1. Rare BC Reefs Are No Longer Threatened by Offshore Drilling

” Glass sponge reefs, which are ancient living creatures only found in B.C.’s cold, deep waters are no longer threatened by future oil and gas drilling.”

2. Indigenous women in Colombia protect rich Amazonian wetland from overfishing

” After partnering with environmental organizations to establish a fishing agreement in the area, they have witnessed the increase and recovery of fish species such as sardines, catfish and the pirarucu (Arapaima gigas).”

3. Farmers help conservationists to revive rare moth

“The black-veined moth was on the verge of extinction in 1995 and was only visible in two fields.Since then, a project to revive the species was launched and volunteers are helping conservationists monitor progress. ”

4. Hawaiian communities restore Indigenous conservation, from mountains to sea

” Three Indigenous communities that have successfully reintroduced the ahupua’a system are seeing some conservation successes, such as a 310% increase in the biomass of surgeonfish and an increase in the Bluespine unicornfish (Naso unicornis) population. ”

5. Philippine tribe boosts livelihoods and conservation with civet poop coffee

” Ensuring the civets can continue to roam the forests unharmed also ensures that they spread the seeds of coffee and other fruit trees far and wide, shoring up the local ecosystem.”

6. Return of endangered twaite shad to spawning grounds celebrated

” The return of an endangered fish to its spawning grounds on the River Severn will be celebrated at an underwater viewing gallery. “

7. Red coral kukri sightings in Bangladesh prompt call to save rare snake habitat

” The red coral kukri (Oligodon kheriensis) is endemic to a small region of the Himalayan tracts of northern India and Nepal; the snake species was first spotted in Uttar Pradesh in India in 1936. ”

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