forests

The Case for Passive Rewilding: ‘If You Love It, Let It Free’

The Case for Passive Rewilding: ‘If You Love It, Let It Free’

By Alistair Walsh Henrique Miguel Pereira likes to tell the story of a grandmother in the northern mountains of Portugal who had never in her life seen a wild boar. She had spent her life in the village of Castro Laboreiro, nestled in the remote peaks of what is now Peneda-Geres National Park. It should […]

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    Extremely Rare Chameleon Found Alive, for Now

    Extremely Rare Chameleon Found Alive, for Now

    An extremely rare species of chameleon feared to be extinct has been found alive, for now. Chapman’s pygmy chameleon (Rhampholeon chapmanorum) lives only in the lowland rainforest of the Malawi Hills in southern Malawi, around 80 percent of which have been cleared since 1984. But a study published in Oryx — The International Journal of […]

    First-Ever Trees & Seas Festival Launches Today

    First-Ever Trees & Seas Festival Launches Today

    Today marks the official start of the first ever Trees & Seas Festival, a unique international event celebrating the link between ocean and forest conservation. Co-organized by Plastic Oceans International and ÜÑÜ, the week will feature more than 100 forest and beach cleanups and lead to the planting of more than 95,000 trees. Festival events […]

    5 Reasons to Protect Mangrove Forests for the Future

    5 Reasons to Protect Mangrove Forests for the Future

    By Johnny Wood To the uninitiated, mangroves might appear to be merely coastal cousins of inland forests, but these rich ecosystems support the planet and people in unique ways, from providing breeding grounds for fish to carbon storage, to protection against flooding. Yet despite their importance, mangrove forests are under threat. Over a third have […]

    Trees & Seas Event Adds New Sponsor and Location as Launch Approaches

    Trees & Seas Event Adds New Sponsor and Location as Launch Approaches

    The first-ever Trees & Seas event is one month away, and momentum continues to build for this unique celebration of the connection between forest and ocean conservation. The event, a collaboration between lifestyle brand ÜÑÜ and Plastic Oceans International for which EcoWatch is serving as Global Media Partner, has gained both a new sponsor and […]