Wondering what went right this week in the conservation world? We’ve got you covered with our Conservation Optimism Round-Up! Each week we are collating stories of optimism from around the globe so that you never miss your dose of Monday Motivation.
1. The Wildlife Trusts announce that 2021 will be a record year for beaver releases
“The Wildlife Trusts bring beavers back to five more counties this year – 20 years after they reintroduced the first beavers to Britain “
Exciting news of beaver releases by @WildlifeTrusts.— Danielle Shaw (@DanielleShaw92) February 12, 2021
"..The benefits for people are clear – beavers help stop flooding downstream, filter out impurities & they create new homes for otters, water voles & kingfishers.." - @CraigBennett3 #ConservationOptimismhttps://t.co/o7ey1XdG2X
2. How Tigers bounced back in Bardia, Nepal.
“Meet Sabita, a tiger biologist at WWF Nepal. Due in-part to here critical work, Nepal has nearly DOUBLED its tiger population!”
Meet Sabita, a tiger biologist at WWF Nepal. Her critical work involves researching, tracking and monitoring tigers.— WWF Tigers (@WWF_tigers) February 11, 2021
And in the last decade Nepal has nearly DOUBLED its tiger population!
Here’s how 👉
https://t.co/gf5bw11cjf#WomenInScience @WWFNepal #TX2 pic.twitter.com/nRLOzlQKG4
3. Nova Scotia government poised to add 20 sites to its list of parks and protected area
“The Nova Scotia government says it plans to establish up to 20 new parks and protected areas, a pledge it says will achieve the government’s goal of protecting 13 per cent of the province’s land.”
The #Canadian province of #NovaScotia is set to designate 20 new #ProtectedAreas, conserving thousands of ha of #forest, #wetlands, and #rivers!— Global Conservation Solutions (@_GCS_) February 12, 2021
(Photo: Irwin Barrett) #nature #wildlife #biodiversity #conservationoptimism #conservation #LetNatureThrivehttps://t.co/t8OmIllcWu pic.twitter.com/QEhw0Jtj5J
4. Northern Territory to permanently ban seabed mining
“seabed mining will be permanently banned in the Northern Territory (Australia) after an almost decade-long moratorium on the destructive practice runs out next month, the territory government has announced.”
Seabed mining will be permanently banned in the Northern Territory (Australia) after an almost decade-long moratorium on the destructive practice runs out next month, the territory government has announced.https://t.co/I6Elbb1p40 #DeepSeaMining #ConservationOptimism— Synchronicity Earth (@SynchEarth) February 9, 2021
5. 1500 seedlings of the critically endangered Magnolia dixonii to be planted in Ecuador
“These actions by the Fundación Jocotoco team will boost wild populations in the recently expanded Canandé reserve”
🌱Safety from extinction🌱— World Land Trust (@worldlandtrust) February 9, 2021
The @jocotoco_org team will plant 1,500 Magnolia dixonii seedlings (a #CriticallyEndangered tree), supported by Fondation Franklinia.#ConservationOptimism for the recently expanded Canandé reserve - thanks to support for our #SaveTheChocó appeal 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZneviOOIoI
6. From 12 to 200: The tough reintroduction of saiga antelopes
“Once extinct in China, reintroductions efforts are working to bring back the Saiga Antelope, and the population has grown from 20 in the 1980s to over 200 today!”
7. Wildlife Alliance’s mobile education team protecting turtles through education in Cambodia
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