Green news from all over the world this week, including the launch of a new version of green.tv – in the South Pacific.
Only 400 Sumatran tigers exist in the wild. Their habitat is being threatened by bulldozers clearing the forests for palm oil. WWF conservationist Mila talks about her work and highlights the tiger’s plight.
WSPA has teamed up with the creators of BBC3′s Mongrels and comedian Kevin Eldon to create Molly’s Story (aka Our love is in your corn flakes) to raise a tongue in cheek awareness of the impact of factory dairy farms.
Cranes are among Europe’s largest birds and well-loved because of their enthusiastic display dances and bugle-like call. The Great Crane Project has great plans to restore a healthy population of european cranes throughout the UK, so that people can once again experience these beautiful birds. The story so far is captured in this inspiring 2-partshort film.
The RSPB’s Richard Thaxton and Clare Wordley talk about the magnificent ospreys that return each year to Loch Garten.
This video presents a new biodiversity message. It challenges communicators to talk about nature in terms that people want to listen to. The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and the CBD Secretariat produced the video in partnership with CEC members in Wildscreen and Futerra.
Kew’s Kirstin Broome used her moment of fame on the plinth in Trafalgar Square to raise awareness of the Millennium Seed Bank’s invaluable work and to raise the funds necessary to ensure that by 2020 the MSB’s goal of banking 25% of the world’s plant species is realised.
Excerpt from NWF Annual Report – National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program works with students, school staff and administrators to make meaningful progress towards a cleaner planet. The nation’s young people are changing the forecast for wildlife by taking on climate change and congress.
Human health and biodiversity; the two are fundamentally inseparable. The food we eat, the multitude of pills we swallow for anything from the common cold to cancer all stem from living matter, the sum of which makes up biodiversity. Even oil and gas are nothing more than ancient biodiversity.
Dr Hotlin Ompusunggu, winner of the 2011 Whitley Award donated by Goldman Sachs, is head of Alam Sehat Lestari (Healthy, Nature, Everlasting) in Indonesian Borneo. She is trying to sever the links between poverty, ill-health and ecological damage to the Gunung Palung National Park by letting poor communities ‘pay’ for healthcare by becoming guardians of the forests.