Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

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Scientists rediscover “comical” bat species feared extinct for 40 years

Scientists have sighted a critically endangered bat species in Rwanda that was feared extinct for more than 40 years since it was last seen. While they called it a delightful discovery. The researchers who found the Hill’s horseshoe bat in Rwanda’s Nyungwe forest said the bat remains highly Read More...

Gorilla mother with baby on her back in the Rwanda rainforest

Rwanda’s mountain gorillas represent a successful conservation story

Following years of poaching and habitat destruction, the population of mountain gorillas in Rwanda once numbered under 260 individuals. Now, Rwandan gorillas represent a rare conservation success and a key economic engine for the East African country, reports CBS. "One of, if not the top source, Read More...

White Rhino in a grassy field

30 White rhinos make record journey to Akagera national park

White rhinos are classified as near threatened, with numbers dropping due to poaching. In a bid to improve the outlook for the species, 30 of these giant animals recently made the journey from South Africa to Rwanda in the largest single rhino translocation in history. Weighing 1.5 tons each, Read More...

Rwandan bird sanctuary nearly

Rwandan bird sanctuary nearly doubles grey crowned crane population

Four years ago, the population of grey-crowned cranes was just 487, but thanks to conservation efforts in Rwanda, that number has nearly doubled to 881. A majority of this conservation credit goes to the Umusambi Village, a Kigali-based bird sanctuary run by rescue organization Nsengimana. In Read More...

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Zipline is using drones to deliver frozen vaccines to remote clinics

One of the most challenging aspects of transporting and maintaining Covid-19 vaccines is that they need to be stored in frozen temperatures. The Pfizer vaccine, for instance, must be stored at a bone-chilling minus 70 degrees Celsius. This makes transporting the vaccines to remote locations a Read More...

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Free testing and robot caregivers: The COVID-19 success story in Rwanda

Despite its limited resources, Rwanda has done everything in its power to quell the spread of the coronavirus. Whereas it can be hard to get tested for COVID-19 in many places, in Rwanda, you might just get tested randomly as you're going down the street. "So whenever someone is driving a Read More...

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A Stanford graduate is on a quest to rid the world of dirt floors

The idea of living on a floor made of dirt may seem completely alien to you, but for more than a billion people in the world, living in homes with dirt floors is the norm. And that’s a problem. Dirt floors are unsanitary and can make people sick, often playing host to bugs such as termites and Read More...

The keys to courage

The keys to courage

How Mama Zula saved 100 people's lives Lekha Singh | November 2007 issue “It was a Friday,” she says, “it was sometime in April.” The militiamen were burning houses. One neighbour’s house after another was going up in flames. The men, women and children who rushed out of the burning Read More...