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Restoring degraded land to benefit people and planet

Take a look at this very informative and inspiring video animation our partner WRI (World Resources Institute) made in 2016. Four years later it has lost nothing of its relevance.

For more recent numbers from WRI on tree cover loss read their blogpost with the omnious title

Note that tree cover loss is not the same as deforestation! Tree cover can refer to trees in plantations as well as natural forests, and tree cover loss is the removal of tree canopy due to human or natural causes, including fire.

Bringing nature and wildlife back to Argentina

‘Rewilding brings nature back, brings well-being to local communities, and, above all, brings joy to our souls.’

This quote by Richard Preston adorns Rewilding Argentina’s new website. We invite you to take a look at this website and learn a bit more about one of the newest members of our DOB Ecology partner network. That is, if you speak Spanish. If not, you can always watch the gorgeous film about the urgency to bring back nature to Ibera that we used from their site. Highly recommended!


Should human-made wetland habitats be conserved to protect birds?

A recent study reveals is that artificial (i.e. human-made) wetlands such as aquaculture ponds, saltworks and rice paddies are becoming vital life-lines for some migratory birds. Although these recent findings may demonstrate a need to expand the horizon of wetland protection, one thing is for certain: artificial wetlands will never offer the plethora of services that healthy natural wetlands can for the environment and people, states Wetland International on its website. Read further:


For business it is evident that climate change will impact operations and the bottom line, but it is not always clear how best business can proactively mitigate risks and adapt to climate change and do what they can to ensure they build resilience. WWF publishes a case study from Zambia.