October 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 October 2018.
Climbing back from extinction
Previously believed to be extinct, the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo was recently spotted in a remote mountain range in New Guinea.
Diversity for sustainability
A recent international study suggests that mixed forests remove more carbon dioxide from the air than single-species forests.
Conservationists in Scotland are strapping on ropes and harnesses to descend into one of the country’s most spectacular gorges to remove an invasive plant species.
A recent study found that, due to climate change, whale carcasses won't provide enough food for polar bear populations.
Smartphones are saving the Amazon
The Matsés, an Indigenous tribe in Peru, are using a combination of smartphone technology and traditional knowledge to catalogue and document amphibian and reptile species in the Amazon.
Cold waters are a hotbed for great whites
Scientists recently concluded an unexpectedly successful research season that investigated the life patterns of North Atlantic great white shark populations.
The cost of clean water
A recent study of U.S. environmental law shows that government agencies are undervaluing the cost benefits of maintaining clean lakes and rivers.
Securing Arctic fish stocks
Canada joins an international agreement to ban commercial fishing in the High Arctic for the next 16 years.
The coywolf is coming
Migrating wolf hybrids threaten to overtake native coyote populations as New Brunswick’s top predator.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced the protection of a large portion of a working ranch in Alberta’s foothills.