Burmese turtle revival, free Parisian transit for under 18s, musical liberation for Australia’s refugees
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Today’s edition of Squirrel News looks at the conservation efforts that have helped Burmese roofed turtles increase in population, the healing effects of music among Australia’s refugees, and the woman raising awareness for India’s tortured temple elephants through film.
The Burmese roofed turtle’s comeback
Having gone without being sighted in over 20 years, the Burmese roofed turtle has increased to a population of around 1,000 thanks to serious conservation reports.
Paris offers free transit for residents under 18
This move marks another step towards making Paris’s public transport more accessible aside from being cheaper.
The woman fighting for India’s tortured temple elephants
Sangita Iyer’s documentary, ‘Gods in Shackles’, aims to draw attention to the ill treatment that temple elephants undergo in India.
Gorilla baby boom in Uganda
Five baby gorillas have been born in six weeks in Bwindi National Park, seven since January. It is a clear boom when compared to last year’s record of only three.
Ecosia, the search engine leading the fight against deforesation
Ecosia donates 80% of its profits to tree-planting charities. The Berlin based company has funded more than 105 million new trees to date.
The designers creating a new generation of natural fabrics
Vollebak uses some of the world’s most technologically advanced fabrics and cutting edge materials like graphene for its clothing.
UK organic food and drink sales boom during lockdown
Bananas, chicken, eggs and wine are the standouts as growth reaches highest rate since 2016.
The girls and women fighting to stop child marriage – a photo essay
Five women affected by child marriage tell their stories – and of their struggles to protect others.
For the refugees Australia imprisons, music is liberation, life and defiance
Playing music in detention is possibly the most radical act against the violence of the prison and the system as a whole.