January roundup: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this month

Gray wolf (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Gray wolf (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

January 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 January 2019.

Wolves take a snow day

Researchers from the University of Alberta have determined that during periods of snowfall, Canadian grey wolves often hunker down and ride out the storm.

Curl up with the story >

Pumas get the red light

Scientists and ranchers in Chile are using flashing lights to deter pumas from predating on llama and alpaca herds.

Flash onto the story >

Standing guard over the turtles

A large community-based conservation initiative in the Amazon River delta has been widely successful in protecting threatened giant South American turtles.

Keep an eye on the story >

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Going tuskless

After years of intense poaching, female elephants across Africa are adapting to genetic pressures by losing their tusks.

Stomp on the story >

Last chance for love

Previously believed to be the last of his species, “the world’s loneliest frog” now has five other frogs joining him from the Bolivian cloud forest.

Hop to the story >

A new vacation destination

As fewer monarchs are making it to their wintering grounds in Mexico every year, a new study suggests that they are finding new places to overwinter, but where?

Search the story >


A global study shows that permafrost throughout the Arctic is thawing at an alarming rate, causing landscape-wide changes and further contributing to climate change.

Thaw out the story >

Endangered species protection really works!

A recent study shows that the U.S. Endangered Species Act and similar legislations are having a positive impact on the health of endangered species populations.

Celebrate the story >

10 reasons to stay hopeful in 2019

The Nature Conservancy of Canada's Dan Kraus gathers together 10 success stories from 2018 that give us hope for wildlife and environmental conservation around the world.

Rekindle your hope >

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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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