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Stole Art Heads Home: From Interpol’s App to Germany’s Benin Bronze

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This week we’re looking at returning things to their original state, from preserving cultural heritage by sending antiques home, to removing landmines from a part of Zimbabwe, so that people and the great wildlife in South-East Africa The animals roaming through the sanctuaries should be benefited.

1. Canada

Digital media startups are helping to revive local journalism in Canada. The consolidation of major media companies and the decline in traditional advertising have resulted in mass layoffs and the closure of community newspapers. And despite government initiatives to buck the trend, another 52 newspapers closed their doors last year. But a growing number of online outlets are looking to fill in those news stories and change the landscape of journalism.

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Our Pragati roundup highlights the importance of protecting cultural heritage. A new app powered by a photographic database used to identify looted antiques, and Germany, is paving the way for returning art to Africa.

Overstory Media Group represents a number of newsletter-based publications covering specific communities in British Columbia. Inspired by the success of its members, the group plans to launch 50 outlets in cities across the country and hire 250 journalists by 2023. At the same time, Indigraph, a separate network of independent news outlets, is hoping to bring in new voices in journalism. Removing barriers to starting a subscription-based startup. As of now, it supports 18 community-focused outlets along with a suite of pooled resources such as web developers and marketing staff.
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2. Brazil

Efforts to save Brazil’s rarest primate are slowly bearing fruit, and are being hailed as a prime example of collaborative conservation. Habitat fragmentation has long threatened the black lion tamarin, a monkey native to the southeastern state of So Paulo, Brazil. A major wave of settlement in the 1940s destroyed more than 80% of the state’s Great Pontal Reserve forests, and for decades, people believed the black lion tamarind was extinct.

Researchers at the Institute for Ecological Research (IP) knew that restoring primates’ landscapes meant connecting with settlers. IPÊ created a network of forest corridors based on wildlife tracking data, and with local communities” Refine the plan through a series of “eco-talks”. Buffer zones are created by planting trees on the farm with forest fragments, while about 50 families are growing “Steppingstone” forests, 2.5 acres of chemical-free coffee orchards Planted with food crops that wildlife can use to cross between habitats. To date, IPÊ and its partners have planted more than 2.7 million trees and restored 7,410 acres of forest in the Great Pontal Reserve Meanwhile, the black lion tamarind was removed from the critically endangered list, with a current population of about 1,800 in the wild.
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