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1. Tiger populations in Bhutan have increased

” The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced that their tiger population has increased by 27% from 2015 to 2022″

2. Sightings of critically endangered regent honeyeater in NSW give conservationists hope

” One of Australia’s rarest species of bird, the critically endangered regent honeyeater, has been making an appearance in several locations along the New South Wales east coast. Conservationists say it’s “heartening” news, as last breeding season they were unable to find any regent honeyeater nests. “

3. Whipsnade zookeeper hand rears Extinct in the Wild birds in US ahead of first wild release

” A British zookeeper has swapped the rolling Dunstable Downs for the USA to help a team of specialists’ hand rear four Extinct in the Wild Guam kingfisher hatchlings – ahead of their release into the wild next year. ”

4. Restoring the mauri of kākāpō in Aotearoa

” It’s official – a new kākāpō population has been released at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. This means kākāpō are back living on the mainland for the first time in almost four decades. ”

5. Making tracks: how linking patches of wilderness is saving Borneo’s wildlife

” Palm oil plantations have fragmented Sabah’s rainforest but land corridors let pygmy elephants and orangutans roam again “

6. Tested by COVID and war, an Indigenous conservation system in Ethiopia prevails

” The Guassa Community Conservation Area is home to rare plant and wildlife species such as gelada baboons, Ethiopian wolves, and the versatile guassa grass that’s a central part of community life. “

7. California Dam Demolition Is Making History

” With one dam down, the biggest dam removal project ever undertaken in the US. has begun along the Klamath River.”

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