“A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.” James Whittaker reports for the Cayman Compass, writing about the most threatened animals […]
This video says about itself: Thursday, 30 January 2020 Missing Mexican butterfly conservationist found dead MEXICO CITY — The body of a Mexican conservationist devoted to the protection of the monarch butterfly in Mexico was found on Wednesday, two weeks after he went missing, the authorities said. Homero Gómez González managed a butterfly sanctuary in […]
An attempt to transform the Irish landscape with nature’s own carbon captors will see 22 million trees planted every year for the next 20 years. The ambitious plan is the equivalent of planting more than 6,000 Croke Park pitches every year until 2040. If successful, the area of land under trees could increase by 20 […]
Is it possible to make paper without trees? Australian entrepreneurs Kevin Garcia and Jon Tse were determined to find out. They spent a year researching a possible alternative that could serve as a viable raw material for making paper. “What if we re-engineer how paper is made that’s more in line with our environmental responsibility?” asked Garcia. Then Garcia read about a Taiwanese company making commercial paper out of stone and inspiration struck. A year later, in July 2017, they […]
Figures released by the Woodland Trust show 1,064 ancient woodlands to be at risk of damage or destruction – the highest number since it started compiling the data in 1999. It is thought that this is just tip of the iceberg, as there may well be others it has not been notified of. Of these […]
The Revelator reports on species We Lost in 2019 Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world’s largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct this year. Read more at The Faces of Extinction: The Species We Lost in 2019 • The Revelator
Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower.