November roundup: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this month
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 November 2018.
Scientists in the UK announced a campaign to read and catalogue the genetic data of every known complex lifeform on Earth.
It is hoped that through in vitro fertilization, the world’s two remaining northern white rhinos may not be the last of their kind.
Palau is set to become the first country to ban sunscreen in an effort to protect vulnerable coral reefs.
Newfoundland’s super trees
Scientists in central Newfoundland are breeding larger, faster-growing and more resilient conifer trees.
Speed traps on the savannah
Conservationist are using camera traps to prevent conflict between local farmers and cheetahs in Botswana.
Polly wants some coral
The Mexican government has taken steps to protect the parrotfish, which is critical for coral reef ecosystem health.
Changing China’s mind
As a result of an overwhelming global outcry, the Chinese government has postponed its plan to lift the ban on rhino and tiger products used in traditional medicine.
Roads take a heavy toll
A highway in Brazil poses a significant risk to wildlife in the biologically rich Pantanal region.
Our age of extinction
Jane Goodall gives her perspective on the state of the world’s declining wildlife biodiversity and suggests what we can do to stop it.
Don’t rake your leaves
The Nature Conservancy of Canada recommends homeowners hold off on raking their leaves this fall.