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Coral Reefs Are Making A Comeback In Colombia | In Brief

San Andrés, Colombia, is the biggest island in the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, containing parts of one of the richest coral reefs in the world. Known as ‘the island in the Sea of the Seven Colors’, it is no coinci...

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When Hurricane Iota Nearly Destroyed Providencia Island in Colombia | UN Story

A tiny island in the Caribbean was decimated by Hurricane Iota in 2020. Although the loss of human life was minimal, the impact on the island’s precious ecosystems deeply changed the perspective of its inhabitants. Tw...

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Why does Portugal have a sea brigade?

How do you clean beaches? When the Sea Brigade started in Portugal, they were just a handful of people labelled crazy for cleaning up the garbage of others. Now that 7,000 volunteers have bene part of this movement, t...

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The Largest Ocean Reef Restoration Project in the Americas | UN Story

The marine treasures of Colombia are often overlooked, as the country is known more for its mountains and the colourful towns that dot its coffee region. But just below the waves, a vibrant undersea world with over a ...

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COVID-19: Wildlife and conservation

COVID-19 has had a deep impact on wildlife conservation around the world. For decades, ecotourism had helped protect endangered species but COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of ecotourism sites has had an indelible ...

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Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

Every year, millions of migratory birds flock to the Senegal River Delta in West Africa for wintering grounds. There, a joint conservation project is underway. Known by its French acronym as “RESSOURCE”, the UN Food a...

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Floating Cities

The idea of floating cities has been around for centuries. Now, a new collaborative entity called Oceanix is achieving this ancient vision with modern technology. In a rapidly urbanizing world, where six in ten people...

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NYC: CoolRoofs to Combat Climate Change

NYC °CoolRoofs is a City’s initiative to tackle climate change and support job seekers at the same time. The project trains and engages volunteers in applying white, reflective surfaces to rooftops, which reduces cool...

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NYC: CoolRoofs to Combat Climate Change

NYC °CoolRoofs is a City’s initiative to tackle climate change and support job seekers at the same time. The project trains and engages volunteers in applying white, reflective surfaces to rooftops, which reduces cool...

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Protecting Birds Is Protecting Our Future

Every spring, billions of birds migrate to faraway lands in search of suitable breeding grounds. To protect the migration, scientists have developed a way for everyone across the globe to participate in conservation.

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