Eddy's Good News: Marine conservation in Barbados and a beloved dog is rescued

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16 Dec 2022, 10:36

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Every day during his show on Virgin Radio, Eddy Temple-Morris brings you Good News stories from around the world, to help inject a bit of positivity into your day! Be sure to listen each day between 10am and 1pm (Monday - Friday) to hear Eddy's Good News stories (amongst the finest music of course), but if you miss any of them you can catch up on the transcripts of Eddy's most recent stories below:

Friday 16th December 2022

A lovely news pupdate from Canada, as a beloved dog is rescued after a perilous seven days clinging onto a tiny ledge on a cliff.

Say hello to Luna, a mastiff-retriever cross who shot off after an animal and ended up falling down a cliff. Luckily a two-foot ledge broke her fall, but of course she was hidden from her mum, Saryta, and from the daily growing army of volunteers who took to the wilds to search for her.

It was only when one volunteer who was banging a cooking pot with a spoon noticed that when she got to a lake, she could hear barking every time she banged the pot. That moment triggered a concentrated rescue effort culminating in a harness being dropped over the cliff so a brave rescuer could scoop Luna up after seven days in plummeting temperatures, to be reunited with her loving mum :) 

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org.

Good news from the Caribbean as Barbados announce a $50 million funding program to protect 30% of their territorial waters as part of a brilliant re-financing project for poorer countries.

At last years COP summit Barbados pledged to protect 30% of their marine ecosystem, but asked for help raising the money to do that, so say hello to Blue Bonds, which take countries with big debts, low tax income but important marine life and find new financiers for their debt, they renegotiate and more favourable interest rates as long as they spend the savings on marine conservation.

The Seychelles led the way with this, inspiring others by raising enough to protect 158,000 square miles, that’s twice the size of Great Britain. 

Barbados is home to a bonanza of nesting turtles: green turtles, loggerheads, hawksbills, and leatherbacks. I saw some of them years ago, snorkelling, they are wonderful animals and they, along with what’s left of their coral reefs deserve all the protection they can get.

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org.