Dog Runs Up To Off-Duty Cop, ‘Begs’ The Cop To Follow Him Back Into The Forest

During his off-duty hours, a police officer named Charles Brooks was strolling through the woods near Manchester when he encountered an obviously distressed dog, Petie. Charles assumed Petie had gotten lost and intended to assist him in locating his owner. The generous officer walked several hundred yards along the hiking path after following the dog’s … Read more

Stewards of the forest: the pioneering women’s collective harvesting the Gambia’s oysters | Global development

Then the cool air of an April dawn, Marie Sambou, an oyster harvester, carves through the brown water of the Gambia River’s Tanbi wetland in her long wooden canoe. The size of Manhattan, Tanbi teems with life. The mangroves provide an important habitat for many birds and fish, which nest, breed and spawn in the … Read more