A Vancouver Island non-profit society is looking for more than 1,000 pieces of wood and fallen trees in its project to restore salmon habitat in rivers around the island. Megan Francis, operations manager with Central Westcoast Forest Society, says natural timber that falls into rivers is an extremely important part of fish habitat.
The Story: In a recent study, researchers discovered that freshwater megafauna - any vertebrate marine animal or fish over 30 kg (66 pounds) - have declined by 88 percent across the globe in recent years, reported Rachel Nuwer for The New York Times.
Morocco is committed to working in partnership with the European Union in the context of environmental protection. A twinning agreement has therefore been signed between the two parties and aims, among other things, to bring Moroccan regulations on environmental protection into line with those of the EU.