BirdLife South Africa is working to create new colonies of penguins at quiet beaches in Cape Town by using decoy penguin sculptures.Most seabirds breed in colonies and will only do so if they feel safe. The decoys fool birds into thinking that other birds are already breeding thereAfrican penguin numbers have been on a decrease over the last 60 years and the West Coast of South Africa have suffered the most. They have seen an over 60% decrease in the last 20 years due to decreases in the availability of their preferred prey, which is sardines and anchovies.www.goodthingsguy.com/environment/decoy-penguins-new-colonies/
A unique feature of the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka India is that land used in the entire park is leased from farmers, which has lowered the park’s cost. Farmers are paid per acre with a five percent escalation every two years for land that is being utilized for the solar park development. Since Pavagada is a drought-hit area, this arrangement is helpful to farmers. https://mercomindia.com/karnatakas-pavagada-solar-operational/
Another Australian agtech company SmartShepherd has just been named #225 in the world's top 500 agritechnologies enabling livestock breeders to collect maternal pedigree quickly and cost effectively. Maternal pedigree is the key to unlocking the genetic potential of a farmer’s herd or flock, significant productivity gains can be achieved by tracking which animals produce profitable offspring. Additionally, there are numerous animal welfare issues that can only be addressed by knowing an animal’s mothering ability. SmartShepherd works with any grazing livestock, including sheep, cattle and goats.