The British government recently announced that it will prohibit all importation and exportation of detached shark fins, in addition to all and any products containing them. This makes the UK the first country to propose this.
Indigenous-led resistance to fossil fuel projects in North America has prevented emissions equivalent to 400 coal-fired power plants from entering the atmosphere in the last decade.
Great news for fish lovers and nature! 10 years back Tuna were on their way to extinction due to commercial fishing companies, however it was announced that four tuna species have bounced back and are showing signs of recovery.
Thailand has banned sunscreen lotions containing chemicals that damage coral from all of its marine national parks.
30 years ago, the first tree was planted to rebuild a destroyed landscape into a majestic forest in the heart of England. It was the first forest to be created at scale in England for more than 1000 years.
In Italy, an elite squad of 300 specially trained dogs have successfully been keeping people safe by working as lifeguards. The dog lifeguards recently rescued 14 bathers struggling in high wind and waves at sea, near a beach between Naples and Rome.
Humpback whales in Alaska have been flourishing and enjoying the peace and quiet due to the lack of cruise ships. Researchers say that the reduction in noise caused by cruise ships has resulted in many lasting positive changes in whale’s social lives.
Pine martens have been confirmed by conservationists to have returned to southern England.
Madrid is building a green wall around the city in an effort to help combat climate change and pollution. A 75-kilometre urban forest with nearly half a million new trees is the plan.