We’re one month into 2018, and already we have good news from around the world and here in Canada to share with you.

We discovered a new bird species in Indonesia

The Rote myzomela (Myzomela irianawidodoae) belongs to the colourful honeyeater family.

A Greenpeace Belgium campaigner and ornithologist, together with researchers from the University of Singapore and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, have described a new species of bird on Rote Island, Indonesia. Our hope is that the discovery of this new bird will remind people about the importance of protecting Indonesia’s threatened forests. Watch the video here.

There’s a HUGE new National Park in Russia

After 30 years of campaigning, a beautiful part of the world is now a protected national park. In late 2017, the Russian Government signed a decree creating the Ladoga Skerries National Park. It’s one of the largest protected national parks in the whole of Europe. Decades of work to protect this unique natural area has finally resulted in victory. What a great reminder that winning big campaigns often takes perseverance.

We explored an unseen part of the Antarctic Ocean

Dr. Susanne Lockhart and submarine pilot John Hocevar diving in a submarine outside Kaiser Island, Palmer Archipelago, Antarctic Peninsula.

As part of our expedition to the Antarctic, we’re exploring an area of the Antarctic seafloor never before seen by humans. We found it carpeted with life. We hope that the discovery of unique species here will become evidence for designating this the largest protected area on earth. An Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary would create a safe haven for whales, penguins and seals. And it would protect everything that lives at the depths of the seafloor. Read more from the scientist onboard.

BC moves to block the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline

An oil tanker sits anchored in the Burrard Inlet, in Vancouver.

Big news out of BC this week! The government took steps that could halt the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. It proposed what is essentially a temporary ban on new tar sands exports. This is a major blow to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. And it’s all thanks to the people-powered movement that has resisted this pipeline since day one. But there's still more to do to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline once and for all. Read our analysis.

So much of this good news is only possible because of the ongoing support of people like you. Thank you. 

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