National Community Activists Network
Was 2016 really all bad news? That depends on your source.
Our team at Future Crunch spent the year gathering good news stories you probably didn’t hear about:
1. British Columbia protected 85% of one of the world’s largest temperate rainforests, home to the wonderfully named ‘Spirit Bear.’
2. In February, Peru and Bolivia signed a $500 million deal to preserve Lake Titicaca.
3. In March, the US government abandoned its plan for oil and gas drilling in Atlantic waters, reversing its decision from a year ago.
4. After nearly 13 years of difficult negotiations, Malaysia established a 1 million hectare marine park that pioneers a mixed-use approach to marine conservation.
5. In 2016, more than 20 countries pledged more than $5.3 billion for ocean conservation and created 40 new marine sanctuaries covering an area of 3.4 million square km.
6. That included a new record holder for the world’s biggest marine reserve, off the coast of Antarctica. SEE ALL
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