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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #42

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 40

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"An endangered, ancient rainforest is set to be restored with 100,000 new trees across 50 hectares in north Devon. Temperate rainforests are lush habitats of ancient oak, birch, ash, pine and hazel, with high humidity and low temperatures."

Read the full article on Sky News.

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"Mexico’s government recently announced the creation of 20 new protected areas across 12 states and two coastal areas in the country, covering roughly 2.3 million hectares (5.7 million acres). This follows a series of budget cuts to the nation’s environmental agencies."

Read the full article in Mongabay.

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"A new fund, announced Oct. 30, plans to support the territorial land management visions of four Indigenous organizations in Bolivia’s Madidi Landscape. It has so far attracted $650,000 in initial support from the Bezos Earth Fund, and more funding from several other sources is now being explored."

Read the full article in Mongabay.

Historic Effort Returns 136 Juvenile Galápagos Tortoises Conservationists Release into the Wild

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"New Zealand is banning so-called “forever chemicals” in cosmetics from 2026, in what could be the first example of a country doing so. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) said it has banned the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetics to protect people and the environment from the chemicals."

Read the full article in The Guardian.

Image credit: Darrel Birkett/Wikipedia Creative Commons

"THE Scottish Government has banned industrial sandeel fishing in a bid to ensure the long-term survival of species such as puffins."

Read the full article in The National.

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