The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Mantis shrimp (Photo by Dan Vaughan, iNaturalist, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Mantis shrimp (Photo by Dan Vaughan, iNaturalist, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Snapping turtle (Photo by David Bell, CC-BY-NC)

Snapping turtle (Photo by David Bell, CC-BY-NC)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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A landmark moment for conservation in Canada

People in nature (Photo by Getty Images)

People in nature (Photo by Getty Images)

I joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) more than a decade ago. At the time, I couldn’t imagine how quickly time would pass, the challenges we would undertake and the successes we would celebrate. In my time with NCC, I’ve...

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So you’ve acquired a property. Now what? (part two)

Invasive dog-strangling vine (Photo by NCC)

Invasive dog-strangling vine (Photo by NCC)

In my previous blog, I defined the term baseline inventory, described the behind-the-scenes planning stages, and laid out how we classify vegetation communities on the ground. Read on to find out what other important data we collect in the field,...

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So you’ve acquired a property. Now what? (part one)

Megan Quinn surveying the Emma Young property, ON ( Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Megan Quinn surveying the Emma Young property, ON ( Photo by Mike Dembeck)

New things are exciting. In my first few years as the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s coordinator, conservation biology for eastern Ontario, I couldn’t figure out why my favourite property kept changing. At first, it was the Emma Young...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Banded mongooses in a pile (Photo by Mathias Appel, Wikimedia Commons, CC0 1.0)

Banded mongooses in a pile (Photo by Mathias Appel, Wikimedia Commons, CC0 1.0)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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The ocean has a chance to recover within 30 years

Sea otter (Photo by Kate, Unsplash)

Sea otter (Photo by Kate, Unsplash)

Marine life, habitats and ecosystems have a chance to recover within 30 years according to a new study in Nature. While this would require huge conservation efforts and major policy changes, we have the knowledge to make this happen by 2050. The...

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Monarch migration reflections

One of the millions of monarchs I saw in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico (Photo by Alberto Becerra)

One of the millions of monarchs I saw in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico (Photo by Alberto Becerra)

I am an immigrant to this country, as are most people across this diverse continent with such a complex history. In fact, all who are not indigenous to this land are immigrants. When I was just a toddler, my family and I immigrated to Canada from...

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World Conservation Day 2020: What is a conservancy and why does the word matter?

Conservation Volunteers, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta (Photo by NCC)

Conservation Volunteers, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta (Photo by NCC)

The word “conservancy” can be a mouthful. Even after 17 years at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I sometimes feel like I have marbles in my mouth as the word leaves my lips. I say the words “nature” and...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Juvenile European green crab (Photo by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sanchez)

Juvenile European green crab (Photo by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sanchez)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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