United Kingdom: Essex Nature Reserve


The link below is to an article reporting on a good news story concerning a rubbish dump that became a nature reserve. The reserve is to be opened by David Attenborough.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/11/david-attenborough-thurrock-nature-reserve-london-waste

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Antarctica: Ozone Hole Healing


The link below is to an article that brings some good news regarding our environment – the ozone hole over Antarctica is healing and should continue to do so. This is a story that shows we can manage the environment in a much better way when nations actively work together to solve the problems we face.

For more visit:
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/02/08/Antarctic-ozone-hole-said-shrinking/UPI-95971360358097/

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana: Recovering Well


The link below is to an article that reports on the recovery of the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana. It’s a good news story.

For more visit:
http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/species/?11299/Grand-Cayman-Blue-Iguana-takes-step-back-from-extinction

Budgies: Huge Flocks in the Aussie Outback


The link below is to an article reporting on the huge flocks of budgerigars currently being found throughout the Australian Outback. However, this is not all good news, as it signals the end of the good times.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/vast-budgie-flocks-in-alice-springs.htm

Africa: Madagascar


Rare Duck Population Grows by Almost 50%

The link below is to an article reporting on the good news story of the Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) duck, which until recently was thought to be extinct. Now a captive breeding program has increased the population by almost 50% in one season.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0406-madagascar_porchard.html

Cameroon: Elephant Poachers Captured


The link below is to an article on the arrest of a number of poachers linked to the slaughter of elephants in Cameroon. We have been following news on the crisis in Cameroon and though the reported arrest of poachers is good news, the damage has already been done.

For more visit:
http://www.earthweek.com/2012/ew120330/ew120330c.html

United Kingdom: The Return of European Bison


The link below is to an article that is a great good news story for wildlife in Europe. The European Bison is making a comeback in Great Britain through a captive breeding and reintroduction programme.

For more visit:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103529/Wild-woolly-bison-thriving-New-Forest-introduced-Britain.html