Maharashtra’s vultures return, world’s first underwater farm, Wales announces national forest plan
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about how a village in Maharashtra’s Raigad region has revived its local vulture population, an underwater farm that is able to cultivate fruit and vegetables, and plans for Wales to create a national forest plan in a boost for conservationists.
A village in Maharashtra has revived its local vulture population
The collective efforts of local residents and conservationists have resulted in a boom in the number of individuals, who are crucial for maintaining healthy ecosystems.
Source: Mongabay India
The world’s first underwater farm adopts an alternative approach to agriculture
Located under the sea just off the coast of Italy, Nemo’s Garden uses renewable energy from the sun and desalinated water to make it a fully self-sustainable project.
Threefold rise in Manas National Park’s tiger population creates conservation record
Thanks to extensive revival efforts, the park now boasts 38 healthy adult tigers, up from only 10 a decade ago.
Source: Sentinel Assam
Kenya’s first ever National Wildlife Census has begun
The newly-created Wildlife Research & Training Institute is turning to plane observation to monitor the state of the country’s animal populations – the first step in ensuring their protection.
Source: Africa News
Montenegro celebrates first same-sex civil partnership one year after legalisation
The Law on Life Partnership gives same-sex couples some of the same rights as heterosexual married couples, although there still is room for improvement.
Source: Pink News
Circular gardens aim to boost food security in Senegal
Known as “Tolou Keur” in Senegal’s Wolof language, the project hopes to slow desertification across Africa’s Sahel region by encouraging a self-sufficient community-led approach.
Source: Al Jazeera
Wales to build 20,000 low-carbon social homes
The project hopes to tackle both a national social housing shortage and the traditional carbon-heavy approach to the construction process.
Source: BBC News
Michelin gives stars to a growing number of plant-based restaurants
Judges of the guide have awarded the highly sought-after stars to 24 vegan and 57 vegetarian restaurants around the globe.
Montreal’s urban sheep become stewards of city park
Parc Maisonneuve is now home to a herd of 16 sheep, who keep the grass clean-cut whilst dropping in on yoga classes and engaging the local community in park maintenance.
Source: Global News
Wales announces plans to officially create Welsh national forest
The goal is to create a woodland system that will allow visitors to walk uninterrupted throughout the country, protecting local biodiversity whilst creating economic opportunity for thousands of people.
Source: The Planetary Press