E-motorbikes stopping poachers, gorillas making comeback in Rwanda, wild bison return to UK
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Today on Squirrel News, we take a look at rangers using electric motorcycles to fight poaching in South Africa, a gorilla conservation success story in Rwanda, and a project to reintroduce wild bison in the UK.
Catching poachers with the help of electric motorcycles
Rangers in South Africa started patrolling on nearly silent e-motorbikes that will allow them to catch poachers more easily than when riding noisy motorcycles.
Gorilla conservation in Rwanda is a success
Rwanda’s Gorilla population has been consistently growing thanks to decades of joint conservation work between the government, scientists and local communities.
‘Gentle giants’: rangers prepare for return of wild bison to UK
Animals arrive in Kent in spring 2022 and will create forest clearings – described as ‘jet fuel for biodiversity’.
U.S. EPA announces more rigorous vehicle emissions requirements
Cars produced in 2023 must have more efficient engines that run for longer distances on the same amount of fuel as cars made today, effectively reducing emissions.
This Mexican firm profits from reforestation, empowering Indigenous people
The pine resin company engages in cost-effective and sustainable reforestation in partnership with Michoacán communities who have tapped trees for centuries.
Turkish organisation fact-checks news and rumors through community engagement
The Teyit team tracks chat apps like Whatsapp besides traditional news media, working with their followers and trusted sources to ensure that all Turkish people can be easily well-informed.
Global network of support groups effectively tackles climate anxiety
Spaces where people can open up about their climate-related stress are making these sometimes difficult conversations constructive instead of depressing.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Award-winning Lebanese NGO defends housing rights amid crisis
Housing Monitor offers legal support and representation to citizens dealing with illegal actions by landlords or the government in a lax housing policy environment.
How established immigrants and government in Czech City support new arrivals
Until recently, Brno’s growing migrant population had been mostly served by NGOs. Now the local government has incorporated that into its migration policy.
Afghan refugees welcomed in Albanian resort town
The local population of Shengjin has embraced and supported the refugees who hope to immigrate to North America.
The NGO that introduced a $70,000 minimum wage
In our thirteenth podcast episode, we’re talking to Sean Goode, director of the NGO ‘Choose 180’, who just increased all employee salaries to an annual minimum of $70,000.