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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #45

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 44

Photo caption: The Donkey Sanctuary via BBC

"Animal welfare charities have welcomed an Africa-wide ban on the controversial donkey skin trade. It will make it illegal to slaughter donkeys for their skin across the continent."

Read the full article on BBC.

Image credit via the Independant

"The first-of-its-kind plan will train New Yorkers, particularly people who come from “environmentally-disadvantaged” communities, in roles to tackle climate impacts."

Read the full article on Independant.

Image credit: Ocean Conservancy

"In January 2024, a group of scientists boarded Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor (too) to explore underwater mountain ranges off of Chile’s coast. The results were astounding. In less than a month, the expedition had documented 100 newly discovered deep sea animals, including species of deep-sea corals, glass sponges, squat lobsters and more."

Read the full article on Ocean Conservancy.

Image via Euronews Green

"This marine animal was almost hunted to extinction during the era of commercial whaling. Scientists have confirmed the presence of a whale off New England that went extinct in the Atlantic Ocean two centuries ago."

Read the full article on Euronews Green.

Image via Mongabay

"Residents of 32 communities in Juruti, western Pará state, organize to preserve species such as the Amazon turtle (Podocnemis expansa), tracajá (P. unifilis), pitiú (P. sextuberculata) and irapuca (P. erythrocephala).."

Read the full article on Mongabay.

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