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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #5

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. 🙌

🌳 Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon falls in first month under Lula

Image by REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

"Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest fell in January from a year earlier, satellite data showed on Friday, in the first monthly figures under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva."

Read the full article on Reuters.

🌊 Airbnb and Samara Co-Founder Joe Gebbia Donates $25 Million to The Ocean Cleanup

Image by The Ocean Cleanup

"Entrepreneur and designer Gebbia’s contribution marks the organization’s largest private donation to date, and will advance global cleaning efforts in oceans and rivers."

Read the full article on The Ocean Cleanup.

👏 Portugal is trading Cape Verde’s national debt for climate investments

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has announced a debt-for-nature swap with Cape Verde.

Image by AP Photo/Armando Franca

"Portugal has signed an agreement to swap Cape Verde's debt for environmental investments. Such 'debt-for-nature' deals are emerging in other countries as a way to reduce the impact of climate change."

Read the full article on Euronews.

🐝 Bees could be ensured safe flight around Europe via ‘buzz lines’

Bees are critical for food security. Can a new EU deal bring them back from the brink?

Image by Canva

"The Commission says it will work with countries to prepare a blueprint for a network of ecological corridors, so-called ‘buzz lines'. Restoring habitats in agricultural landscapes - with more support for ‘pollinator-friendly’ farming - and enhancing green spaces in cities are two planks of this plan."

Read the full article on Euronews.

🇪🇨 New reserve in Ecuador secures over 3 million acres of forest

Image by Mongabay

"Ecuador this month recognized a new reserve in the Amazon rainforest in hopes of protecting Indigenous land from threats like mining and livestock."

Read the full article on Mongabay.

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