Indigenous groups in Northern Brazil are taking matters into their own hands to protect the Amazon Rainforest. Areas close to the Ka’apor’s indigenous territory, within the Alto Turiaçu region, have been targeted by illegal loggers. The roughly 2,000 person tribe is now embracing new innovations to combat rapid deforestation near their homes. These groups of “forest guardians,” as they refer …
Like many developing countries around the world, Indonesia is faced with a difficult and growing garbage problem. Trash leads to illness and diminished quality of life, and many Indonesians must also cope with the high cost of health care. In 2010, a doctor named Gamal Albinsaid devised a new idea to help people access badly needed health insurance and manage their waste and sanitation.
Throughout North America, studies estimate that anywhere between 100 million to 1 billion migrating birds die from colliding with buildings annually. The Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) is a non-profit organization manned with approximately 100 dedicated volunteers. They have numerous programs and initiatives that make them leaders within the realm of bird conservation.
Developed by Jack Ng, Sky Greens is the world’s first low carbon, hydraulic-driven vertical farm. With large and dense urban centers increasingly distanced from their sources of food, this may be the future of produce.
Wild bees and managed honeybee populations are decreasing at alarming rates. ByBi is creating the first ever “bee highway” throughout Norway’s capital. The project seeks to offer bees a bee friendly route through the city. It will feature bee feeding and nesting stations.
Along Madagascar’s north-west coast are areas covered with mangrove forests. These landscapes, which the environmental organization Blue Ventures refers to as “blue forests,” are being lost at a devastating rate–even faster than the Amazon Rainforest.
Potato Park, located in the Cusco region of Peru, is one of the world’s few biological reserves operated by local indigenous populations. It proves that, with the aid of science, mixing old knowledge with new technology can be a successful recipe for protecting crops against climate change.