Night had begun to fall when we found the small dirt track. We’d already traveled for over two days to get here. The Serra da Estrela, Portugal, is a place like no other. On surface level you see deep forests, steep gorges and sunsets that remind you of the African plains. But as you look a little closer you begin to see a lie: Invasive eucalyptus. Where Eucalyptus stops, seas of maritime pine – thin, tall, closely packed – flood to the plains below, another alien from post-war industrialisation. What is initially a beautiful sight is in fact a matchbox mountain, just waiting for a spark.
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With the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka's tourism industry came to a halt. And yet, communities quickly adapted, turning back to ancestral knowledge on agroforestry techniques. Read about this incredible adventure, recounted by the Forest Healing Foundation, who worked hand-in-hand with the villagers to set up this entreprise!
The Hainan Gibbon is showing encouraging signs of recovery, thanks to the relentless efforts of local conservation organisations. A recent paper shows how gibbons use a man-made canopy 'bridge' to travel between forest fragments.
Being in nature is good for both our mental and physical health and people!