Today’s Solutions: May 22, 2024

This nonprofit helps nature re

This nonprofit helps nature reclaim coal mines in the Appalachians

The world is shifting toward renewable sources of energy, which means there are plenty of coal mines left unused. However, Green Forests Work, a nonprofit based in Kentucky is working on a solution to restore the once-surface-mined land to its natural glory while generating jobs for local tree Read More...

In a world first, a herd of el

In a world first, a herd of elephants is going from the UK back to the wild

For the first time ever, a herd of elephants will be released from a zoo back into the wild to provide a healthy living space for the animals and rewild part of their native habitat. The 13 elephants in question will travel from Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, southern England to a wild space in Read More...

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Beavers to be reintroduced to London in urban rewilding initiative

Rewilding and reintroducing species to their natural habitats is gaining popularity, especially in remote and rural places—but urban areas can also benefit from this practice. Citizen Zoo, a rewilding group whose goal is to bring nature to urban areas, is behind London’s initiative to Read More...

Yorkshire Dales rewilding init

Yorkshire Dales rewilding initiative lets nature reclaim the land

Another expansive rewilding initiative was launched last week in England. The restoration process is focused on the gorgeous but barren landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. While the Yorkshire Dales is celebrated for its bleak beauty, the fact of the matter is that the land’s striking appearance is Read More...

ActionAid helps women in coast

ActionAid helps women in coastal villages rewild mangrove forests

We’ve written previously about the efforts of ActionAid, a non-profit organization that focuses on training and educating women who live in areas that are deeply affected by climate change to take on climate-adaptive livelihoods that will protect them and their environment. The first piece we Read More...

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Giant wild otter seen in the Bermejo River for first time in over a century

The Bermejo River flows through Impenetrable National Park in Argentina’s Chaco province. The secluded region had a special and surprising visitor last week in the form of a wild giant river otter. The otter, which was believed to be extinct in the country because of hunting and habitat loss, Read More...

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Chernobyl continues to be an unexpected wildlife sanctuary

A couple of years ago, The Optimist Daily wrote about a surprisingly positive outcome of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in northern Ukraine— the rewilding of the territory. As an update, we are happy to report that endangered animals are still thriving there, including the Przewalski’s Read More...

Rewilding: A Key Solution for

Rewilding: A Key Solution for Biodiversity

Wild wolves used to roam freely across most of the United States, but when these wolves were hunted to extinction in areas like Montana and Wyoming, ecosystems quickly fell out of balance. Without natural predators, elk populations soared, eating away at trees and grasses, eliminating building Read More...

Plantlife launches No Mow May

Plantlife launches No Mow May campaign to support pollinators in the UK

Conservation charity Plantlife is urging gardeners in the UK to “do nothing for nature” this month as part of their No Mow May campaign. This campaign is designed to let wildflowers grow unrestrained in people’s yards, to provide more food for pollinators. Plantlife has even approached Read More...

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The rewilding movement is gaining momentum in Scotland

The natural world thrives when allowed to maintain the delicate balance of its ecosystems, but human activity has thrown nature off balance and we are now facing the consequences. In the past 50 years, approximately two-thirds of the world’s wildlife has been lost, and around 40 percent of plant Read More...