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Spotted on Australian island for the first time since wildfires

A pygmy opossum has been found for the first time since devastating wildfires on Australian Kangaroo Island, reports BBC News. Ecologists feared that the fires had wiped out the island’s entire population of pygmy possums.

“It is so nice to see that they are still there,” says a volunteer from the Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife organization BBC News. The pygmy opossum is found in Australia and New Guinea and weighs between 6 and 8 grams.

Conservationists rescue giraffes from an island in Kenya

Conservationists in Kenya have rescued two Rothschild giraffes from an island in Lake Baringo. Attempts are currently being made to catch six other congeners. The peninsula where the animals lived has been cut off from the mainland by heavy rainfall.

Football duels in the theme of inclusivity and diversity

At all clubs in professional football that play a home game this weekend, the corner flags will be given the colors of the rainbow once. The Eredivisie and Kitchen Champion Division want to draw attention to inclusiveness and diversity.

Furthermore, the captains of the teams have a bond with the text #OneLove, the trainers, referees and linesmen wear a rainbow pin and the FOX Sports windshields are also red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple this weekend. Telstar will play against Almere City on Friday in a specially designed rainbow outfit.

Cabinet is earmarking billions for catering and sports clubs, among others

The cabinet is earmarking another 3.7 billion euros for corona support for companies and employees to prevent bankruptcy and unemployment as much as possible. Hard-hit sectors receive extra support, while planned austerity measures are reversed. The support comes on top of the nearly 34 billion euros that the government has already set aside for the corona crisis.

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