Nature

Beavers give a dam…about flooding

What’s Going On Here? Two beavers have been released in an Essex estate (UK) to manage flood risk naturally and improve biodiversity. How Will They Help Manage Flood Risk? Organised by a partnership between The Environment Agency, the Essex & Suffolk Rivers Trust and Essex Wildlife Trust partnership, the project aims to see how the beavers’ work compares to traditional flood risk…

11 Million Acres of Park Created in Chile

What’s Going On Here? The Tompkins Foundation and the Chilean government combined forces to expand national parkland in Chile by over 11 million acres (4.45 million hectares). What Does It Mean? The Tompkins Foundation was set up by Kristine McDivitt Tompkins (former CEO of Patagonia clothing) and her late husband Doug McDivitt (co-founder of North Face and Espirit). During the 1990’s, the Tompkins Foundation…