Happy Monday! Here is your weekly dose of positive Climate and Biodiversity news to help motivate you and get your week off to a great start.
It's time to balance out all the “doom and gloom” news we often hear and add some positivity to our lives. 🙌
🇪🇺 EU lawmakers back ban on goods linked to deforestation
Image by Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino
"The European Parliament approved a landmark deforestation law on Wednesday to ban imports into the EU of coffee, beef, soy and other commodities if they are linked to the destruction of the world's forests."
Read the full article on World Economic Forum.
👏 Deep in Florida, an ‘ecological disaster’ has been reversed—and wildlife is thriving
Image by National Geographic
"The Kissimmee’s meandering floodplains teemed with life before they were diverted into a straight canal a half-century ago. A recently completed project has restored the curves—seen here—and replenished the wetlands. The waterfowl, raptors, fish, and mammals are returning."
Read the full article on National Geographic.
🌈 From colourful floats to cleanups: Creativity and colour were everywhere on Earth Day
Copyright Reuters EFE/EPA
"Earth Day: Watch the video to see how people celebrated around the world. More than a billion people celebrated Earth Day on Saturday 22 April. From parades to mass die-ins and four-metre-tall floats, people from 190 different countries got creative to urge politicians to 'Invest in Our Planet.'"
Read the full article in Euronews.
🦁 'Extinct' lion spotted in Chad national park
Copyright PN SENA OURA, CHAD MEPDD/WCS
"A lion has been spotted in Chad's Sena Oura National Park, where the big cats have not been seen since 2004 and were believed to be extinct until now."
Read the full article on BBC News.
🌳 Temperate rainforests to be restored in Wales and Isle of Man
Image by Ben Porter/c/o Wildlife Trusts
"Two temperate rainforests in Wales and on the Isle of Man have been named as the first to be restored by the Wildlife Trusts, as part of a wider programme to help the rare habitat recover across the British Isles."
Read the full article in The Guardian.
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