Palestinian Farms in Jordan Valley-CC-michael loadenthal

Germany agreed Thursday to turn more than 60 former military bases into nature preserves, “with the aim of creating vast new green oases and sanctuaries for rare species of birds,” reports the AFP.

Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said an ongoing overhaul of the German armed forces had made it possible to set aside more than 31,000 hectares (76,600 acres) of forests, marshes, meadows and moors.

(READ the full AFP story at France24)

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