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What is the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy and what are the projects? From Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest to the UK National Forest

HER Majesty has announced a new global conservation initiative called the Commonwealth Canopy. Here’s the lowdown on The Queen’s green project. What is the Commonwealth Canopy? Buckingh…

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HER Majesty has announced a new global conservation initiative called the Commonwealth Canopy.

Here's the lowdown on The Queen's green project.

 Buckingham Palace was transformed on Sunday night as a rainforest design was projected on to the building.Splash News Buckingham Palace was transformed on Sunday night as a rainforest design was projected on to the building.

What is the Commonwealth Canopy?

Buckingham Palace was transformed on Sunday night as a rainforest design was projected on to the building.

The image was displayed as part of a global conservation initiative in the Queen's name.

Her Commonwealth Canopy project (QCC) seeks to preserve precious areas of forest for future generations.

 The Queen and Sir David Attenborough - born a few weeks apart - have an extraordinary meeting for  ITV documentary The Queen's Green Planet The Queen and Sir David Attenborough – born a few weeks apart – have an extraordinary meeting for  ITV documentary The Queen's Green Planet

The artwork features the QCC logo embedded with a pattern of identifiable foliage and tree silhouettes, designed to take the viewer into a forest canopy space.

The QCC will also be the subject of The Queen's Green Planet, a documentary featuring The Queen with Sir David Attenborough, which will be broadcast on ITV at 9pm on Monday.

Her Majesty has appointed Prince Harry as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, where he is expected to highlight and support the work and aspirations of young people across the Commonwealth.

What are the projects?

All around the Commonwealth the Queen is putting areas under the canopy.

The QCC was conceived by the Right Honourable Frank Field MP and  was launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, in 2015.

It is a unique network of forest conservation initiatives, which involves all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

South Africa has announced a new QCC commitment where the Knysna and Tsitsikamma forest complex is to be protected and preserved.

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Body of Brit Liam Golgan who went missing on brother’s stag do found in Hamburg river

THE body of a Brit who went missing on brother’s stag do has been found in a river in Hamburg. Scotsman Liam Colgan, 29, was last seen  in a pub in the infamous night-life spot of the Reeperb…

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THE body of a Brit who went missing on brother's stag do has been found in a river in Hamburg.

Scotsman Liam Colgan, 29, was last seen  in a pub in the infamous night-life spot of the Reeperbahn in the red light St Pauli district in February – sparking immediate fears for his safety.

 The body of Liam is believed to have been found after he disappeared in GermanyPA:Press Association The body of Liam is believed to have been found after he disappeared in Germany

The Mirror reported that according to charity Lucie Blackman Trust, his body was hauled out of the River Elbe this morning.

It is believed that a passerby walking around the waterfront of Hamburg's HafenCity borough discovered a body in the water of the River Elbe and alerted the police about 6.35am.

As it was close to the last place where Colgan was seen, police suspected it might well be the Scotsman.

A police spokesman said: "The body had been laying in the water for a while longer."

 Liam was last seen on CCTV near a church in Hamburg in FebruaryLBT/G&J Liam was last seen on CCTV near a church in Hamburg in February

The young man had last been spotted on CCTV cameras, with a high-profile search launched.

 

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Body of Brit who went missing on brother’s stag do found in Hamburg river

THE body of a Brit who went missing on brother’s stag has been found. Liam Colgan, 29, went missing in February, with fears for his safety. The Mirror reported that according to charity Lucie…

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THE body of a Brit who went missing on brother's stag has been found.

Liam Colgan, 29, went missing in February, with fears for his safety.

The Mirror reported that according to charity Lucie Blackman Trust, his body was hauled out of the River Elbe this morning.

 

 

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Interactive ‘poo shame’ map that smears dog owners who fail to clear up after pets to roll out across UK

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Residents of Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, came up with the scheme to combat dog fouling in their village.

 Interactive map locates areas of dog-fouling in the village of WimblingtonReddit Interactive map locates areas of dog-fouling in the village of Wimblington

Dubbed Doodoowatch, it allows users to report sightings of mess, which alerts public-spirited locals or a local council cleaning team.

Its creator Amanda Carlin has said she has been flooded with enquiries regarding it from as far afield as Kuwait.

More than 60 local authorities and community groups have asked about it.

It prompted Amanda to produce an instruction manual, which includes guidance on how to engage the community in the project, create a map and signs, work with authorities and deal with negative social media comments.

 'Poo-shaming' map could be rolled out across the country to target irresponsible dog ownersAlamy 'Poo-shaming' map could be rolled out across the country to target irresponsible dog owners

Hazel Walton, a council candidate from Euxton, Lancashire, where it has been adopted, told the BBC: “This is about shaming people into doing something — anything we can do to try to change local attitudes.”

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“Instead of doing the great conservation work they want to do they are spending time clearing up litter, and the great awful thing they have to do which is dog poo. It is a nightmare.”

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