Decolonising climate change: A quest for environmental justice and equity

Without trying to be crass, climate is a hot topic right now. Yet in our haste to alert our slumbering world to the realities the crisis is creating on a daily basis, we seem to still be overlooking the intricate tapestry that ties environmental degradation to the footprints of our history. The echoes of world domination not only linger in …

Hussh | Ecuador’s rejection of Amazon oil drilling sparks a new era for biodiversity and indigenous rights

Ecuador’s rejection of Amazon oil drilling sparks a new era for biodiversity and indigenous rights

In a resounding defiance of conventional priorities, Ecuadorians have delivered a potent message by rejecting oil drilling in the heart of the Amazon.  This groundbreaking decision carries profound implications, forcing the state oil company to halt operations in a region where endangered tribes reside and biodiversity flourishes. Amid the tabulation of ballots early Monday, a remarkable six out of ten …

Hussh | Ecuador's historic debt conversion paves the way for a paradigm shift in conservation financing

Ecuador’s historic debt conversion paves the way for a paradigm shift in conservation financing

In an unprecedented move, Ecuador has converted $1.6 billion of debt into a loan, unlocking millions of dollars for conservation efforts in this ecological haven. Ecuador’s pioneering ‘debt for nature’ swap has taken a momentous step to safeguard the unparalleled biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands, renowned for their unique flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet. The ‘debt …

Hussh | When indigenous peoples get caught in the middle of corporate and governmental climate strategies

When indigenous peoples get caught in the middle of corporate and governmental climate strategies

The world’s Indigenous leaders at an annual UN summit, have warned that the west’s climate strategy is risking the exploitation of Indigenous territories, resources, and people.  As hundreds of Indigenous chiefs, presidents, chairmen, and delegates gathered at the 22nd United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, new and emerging threats about the transition to a greener economy, including mineral mining, …

Hussh | Tropical forests struggling to recover from deforestation, new research shows

Tropical forests struggling to recover from deforestation, new research shows

New research published in the journal Nature has found that recovering tropical forests are only able to offset a quarter of carbon emissions generated annually by logging, wildfire and land clearing.  The study, led by a team of scientists from the University of Bristol, used satellite data to examine the world’s three largest tropical forests — the Amazon, Central Africa, and …

Hussh | A natural revolution takes root in Scotland's countryside as rewilding takes hold

A natural revolution takes root in Scotland’s countryside as rewilding surges

The Scottish countryside is seeing a remarkable transformation in the wake of a burgeoning rewilding movement. In just two years, the Northwoods Rewilding Network has expanded to encompass 55 partners across the country, demonstrating impressive ecological and economic benefits. Initiated by Scotland: The Big Picture, a pioneering rewilding charity, the network has already made significant strides towards its mission. Its …

Hussh | Landmark treaty agreed upon to establish marine protected areas in high seas

Landmark treaty agreed upon to establish marine protected areas in high seas

After nearly two decades of negotiations, UN member states have finally reached an agreement to safeguard seas around the world. The historic treaty, announced on Saturday night in New York after grueling non-stop negotiations, represents a major milestone in the fight to achieve the 30×30 commitment – a pledge made by countries at the UN biodiversity conference last December to …

Hussh | The buzz about bees

The buzz about bees

The tiny honey bee, responsible for pollinating one third of the world’s food supply, is teetering on the brink of extinction. This grim reality, if not addressed, could spell the end of our ecosystem as we know it — and we’re not being overdramatic! A declining species Multiple factors, including rampant pesticide use, habitat destruction, and disease have contributed to …

Hussh | We're living in a world more focused on "normalisation" over "conservation"

We’re living in a world more focused on “normalisation” than “conservation”

There has been a proliferation of memes lately that depict a series of huge waves representing various crises. The first wave represents the Covid-19 pandemic, followed by an economic recession, then a wave representing climate change, and finally, the largest wave of all, representing biodiversity collapse.  For those who have been increasingly concerned about climate change, it may be surprising …

Hussh | Why the UN 30x30 agreement is a big deal

Why the UN 30×30 agreement is a big deal

Yesterday, approximately 190 countries approved a comprehensive United Nations (UN) agreement to protect 30% of the earth’s land and oceans by 2030 and to take other steps to address the loss of biodiversity. Biodiversity, which is decreasing at an unprecedented rate worldwide, threatens the planet’s food and water sources as well as the existence of numerous species. The landmark deal …