Foundations, campaigns and sympathetic governments…oh, my!
Life-saving measures to protect our earth’s non-human inhabitants are being successfully put into play across the globe.
From Florida to Africa, life blossoms.
In the Florida Keys, Ken Nedimeyer – founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation – has been named a CNN Hero for his innovative coral nurseries, as well as for his Molasses Reef and other successful reef-growing programs.
A campaign, by NGO Nature Kenya, was successful in convincing Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to reject a plan to covert 10,000 hectares of forest into land for the planting of biofuel crops.
In Bangladesh, three new sanctuaries have been established in the Sundarbans -the world’s largest mangrove forest – for the protection of the South Asian River Dolphin. Listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List, this dolphin species has disappeared from much of its habitat.
Which animal or other life forms would you hate to see our planet lose to extinction?