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An island begins to regrow, Missoula to tear down dam to restore fish route, and Indian farmers revive indigenous crops

An island between India and Sri Lanka is growing back after almost disappearing! Vaan Island shrank from 16 hectares in 1986 to about 1.5 hectares in 2015. Now pioneering work by researchers

rebuilding its coral reef is helping it recover its ecological health, and its surface area has increased by 7.6% in 2017. In other stories, Missoula is planning to tear down the Lower Rattlesnake dam and restore the Rattlesnake Creek to its natural flow so that it no longer acts as a complete fish barrier which hinders spawning opportunities; and farmers in India have begun turning away from corporate control of seeds and inputs and are involved in the conservation and revival of indigenous crops.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How a sanctuary run by migrant women in Athens is teaching female refugees how to code, speak Greek, find employment and fight for their rights in court. Read more here

• VIDEO: How Taronga Zoo will be holding an Access Taronga Day in partnership with Autism Spectrum Australia on 23rd September so that guests on the autism spectrum can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Zoo before it opens to the general public. View here

• How a report based on five years of animal-vehicle collision data showed that roadkill numbers for large wild animals fell 80%, especially when combined with miles-long fences that steer animals toward them. Read more here

• How Missoula is planning to tear down the Lower Rattlesnake dam and restore the Rattlesnake Creek to its natural flow so that it no longer acts as a complete fish barrier which hinders spawning opportunities. Read more here

• How Volkswagen has announced that every vehicle in its model portfolio will have an electric version on sale by 2030. Read more here

• How farmers in India have begun turning away from corporate control of seeds and inputs and are involved in the conservation and revival of indigenous crops. Read more here

• How researchers are helping grow back an island! Vaan Island, between India and Sri Lanka, shrank from 16 hectares in 1986 to about 1.5 hectares in 2015. Now pioneering work by researchers rebuilding its coral reef is helping it recover its ecological health and its surface area has increased by 7.6% in 2017. Read more here

 

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