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Rewilding Europe Gains Eighth Wilderness Site

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The Oder Delta, which straddles the border between Germany and Poland, is the latest habitat to form part of Rewilding Europe’s ambitious plan to rewild one million hectares of land by 2022 over ten designated regions. The area, which is comprised mainly of lagoons and wetlands, is home to the greatest density of White-tailed Eagles in Europe. Other key species of the delta include: Beaver, Bison, Wolf, Moose, Atlantic Sturgeon and Grey Seal. Large areas of land have been set aside for natural restoration and the species seem to be thriving.
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IMPORTANT WETLAND IN COLOMBIA GETS INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION.

The bio-diversity hotspot of Inirida Fluvial Star will be protected from gold and cobalt mining, in a move that will conserve this precious ecosystem, which is home to more than 200 species of mammal, 400 species of bird, 470 species of fish, 40 species of amphibians and over 900 types of plant.  Its terrain stretches for 250,000 hectares and consists of jungle, savannah, rivers and wetlands.  Endangered creatures here include the Jaguar and River Dolphin.  The site’s new RAMSAR designation has taken a decade to come to fruition, following tireless coordination between the World Wildlife Fund, local authorities, the Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the Ramsar Secretariat.

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