July roundup: Conservation and nature stories that caught our eye this month

Sean Landsman and Sarah McConnachie on the beach (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Sean Landsman and Sarah McConnachie on the beach (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

July 31, 2019 | by Craig Doucette

Every day, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some that caught our attention in July 2019.

The science of summer

Turns out that there are scientific explanations behind some of your favourite summer actives, including hiking, swimming and sunbathing.

Soak up the story >

Flying fish

Conservationists in BC are preparing to air lift salmon over a rock slide on the Fraser River that has blocked their migration route.

Take off for the story >

A flashlight with teeth

A new species of pocket shark has been found in the Gulf of Mexico and initial studies reveal it may glow in the dark!

Shine a light on the story >

Something wrong with the right whales

Six endangered North Atlantic right whales were found dead in Canadian waters in June, possible causes include ship collisions and being tangled up in fishing lines.

Dive into the story >

Teaching the truth

The climate crisis is our new reality, but Canadian high schools are not providing students with adequate information to inform, prepare and engage students on this issue.

Educate yourself >

New England’s new deal

Studies show that protecting land and using resources sustainably has helped promote employment and economic growth in New England.

Get the lay of the land >

Dingos in danger

Australia’s native dog species has proven to be difficult to manage in the wild, and a new study suggests that dog owners might be able to help fund improved conservation strategies.

Sniff out the story >

Unlikely but endangered

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List is a constantly expanding catalogue of the conservation status of over 100,000 species worldwide, but many species at risk often go overlook.

Turn over the story >

Coastal cleanup

New floating garbage cans installed in a Toronto marina suck up floating trash.

Drink in the story >

Europe boils over

A sign of the escalating climate crisis, July’s massive heatwave throughout much of western Europe breaks records for highest temperature ever recorded in several countries.

Cool off with the story >

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About the Author

Craig Doucette joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada team in October 2018. Fascinated by the connections between wildlife and the habitats they occupy, he studied wildlife biology and ecosystem management at the University of Guelph and Fleming College.

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