November roundup: Conservation and nature stories 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 2019.
Smile! You’re on camera
Need an afternoon pick-me-up? The winning photographs from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards will have you rolling on the floor laughing.
Darwin’s finches on some of the Galapagos islands still have a heightened antipredator response even though the threat was removed generations ago.
Dam! Beavers are useful
Beavers were hunted to extinction 400 years ago in the U.K., but scientists are now reintroducing these nature’s engineers to sustainably manage the landscape.
On preventing a grisly death
An early warning system aims to get grizzly bears, a threatened species in Alberta, off of train tracks and reduce fatal collisions in Banff National Park.
Tradition meets technology
Researchers are learning traditional techniques from Indigenous wildlife trackers and developing technology to identify animals by their footprints.
Deck the sea with blocks of reef balls
Environmentally friendly concrete reef blocks are being placed at the bottom of the Northumberland Strait in Nova Scotia to boost sea life.
An invasive dilemma
People in Florida have mixed feelings about how to control the invasive, almost likable, green iguanas roaming the state.
Turtles arrive in style
Every year, female olive ridley sea turtles arrive en mass at Ostional, Costa Rica, to lay eggs. But a researcher who filmed the spectacle says their future is threatened by development and tourism.
Nurture children with nature
A survey on children in primary school in the U.K. shows that nature and outdoor activities improve their well-being, motivation and confidence.
Researchers discovered a breeding site with 100 gharial hatchlings, one of the world’s most endangered reptiles, in Bardia National Park, Nepal.