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Otters return to Welsh river

Words by Abi Scaife

Otters have returned to the River Cynon after a mass cleanup.

Amazing! Tell me more!

The river in Wales was the target of the River for All project. This aims to improve biodiversity with volunteers restoring the river which runs through southeast Wales. 

The lack of otters was purportedly a wakeup call for local officials, prompting the big cleanup and restoration. Now, as many as five otters have been spotted in the river, showing they are making a very exciting comeback!

How important is clean water?

Clean water is so important - not just for humans, but for animals too. Pollution can cause huge issues for native wildlife, as it disrupts their habitat, and makes it difficult for them to thrive.

You can learn more about the River for All project here.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Canal & Rivers Trust. The Rivers Trust are conservation experts who work to create wild, healthy, natural rivers. Support them here.

The Woodland Trust. This is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. Support them here.

Born Free. This is a wildlife conservation charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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