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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #19

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. 🙌

Positive Climate & Biodiversity News Week 17

President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Chief of the Kayapo people Raoni Metuktire (R) raise hands during the Free Land Camp closing ceremony on April 28, 2023 in Brasilia, Brazil.

Image by Andressa Anholete/ Getty Images

"Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva legally recognized nearly 800 square miles of Indigenous lands on Friday in an effort to stop illegal logging, mining and land grabbing, reversing policies enacted by his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right leader who encouraged development in the Amazon."

Read the full article on Grist.

The penguins in this part of Tasmania have faced attacks by animals and people.

Image by Eric Woehler

"After years of dog attacks, the little penguin colony at Low Head on Tasmania's northern coast is rebuilding — and it is in part thanks to a community nest box building project."

Read the full article on ABC News.

The black-veined white butterfly became officially extinct in Britain almost a century ago

Image by Frank Gardner

"Blink and you could miss them - but mysterious sightings of an extremely rare butterfly have set the hearts of enthusiasts fluttering. The species, previously described as extinct in Britain for nearly 100 years, has suddenly appeared in countryside on the edge of London."

Read the full article on BBC News.

Copyright Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

"A new study of three remote atolls should help reef managers and conservations better understand where to focus their restoration efforts."

Read the full article on Inside Climate News.

Activists at the COP27 climate talks last year in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, protesting the influence of the fossil fuel industry.

Image by Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News

"In those settings, lobbyists for fossil fuel industry interests have long-obstructed and delayed the actions needed to curb global warming, said Rachel Rose Jackson, with Corporate Accountability, a nonprofit policy watchdog group. But that will change with new transparency rules taking effect for the COP28 registration process starting this week, she said."

Read the full article on Inside Climate News.

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