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1. Colorado, USA could bring back wolverines in an unprecedented rewilding effort

” A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers are proposing legislation to reintroduce wolverines, one of the country’s rarest carnivores, into a state primed with deep snow and high mountains.”

2. Bald eagle nest found in Toronto for 1st time in recorded history, conservation authority says

” Experts say it’s a significant moment, as bald eagles were only removed from the list of at risk species in Ontario last year.”

3. Huge “first-of-its-kind” rewilding project to bring back lost species and create ecotourism paradise in South Africa

” The project will see Loskop Dam Nature Reserve become one of the largest protected wildlife reserves in South Africa. Planned reintroductions include the critically endangered black rhino and several species of cat. ”

4. Defending the Humboldt Archipelago

”  A group of nine fishers and locals living in La Higuera, who would be joined by Rheinen and her colleagues including legal and policy experts at Oceana, set out to protect the Humboldt Archipelago, turning the threats facing their coastal towns to a conversation heard around Chile: “¡No A Dominga!” “

5. Plans To Introduce Significant Enhancements To Marine Protection In The Southern Ocean

”  The announcement of an additional 166,000km2 of ‘No Take Zones’, covering an area 8 times the size of Wales, will result in 449,000km2 of highly biodiverse marine habitat being closed to all fishing activity.”

6. France’s lower house votes to limit ‘excesses’ of fast fashion with environmental surcharge

” Key measures include a ban on advertising for the cheapest textiles, and an environmental charge on low-cost items.”

7. Technology to protect South Africa’s oceans: experts find that a data-driven monitoring system is paying off

” The system brings ocean observations made by various national agencies into one platform. The major users are also partners who contribute to the system by sharing data and expertise. “

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