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

Orcas (Photo by Robert Pittman/Wikimedia Commons)

Orcas (Photo by Robert Pittman/Wikimedia Commons)

June 30, 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 June 2019.

Mush through the slush

A dog-sled team hauling scientists through melting sea ice in northern Greenland is drawing attention to the high temperatures this year in the high Arctic.

Race to the story >

A child’s guide to combating climate change

In the absence of widespread action to address climate change, young people around the world are leading the charge.

Take the first step >

The “Free Willy” bill

Canada has passed a bill that makes it illegal to keep and breed whales, dolphins and other cetacean species in captivity.

Dive into the story >

An eco-friendly economy

First Nations have developed a thriving conservation-based economy in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii regions.

Bio-diversify your portfolio >

The other extinction

While animals facing extinction often capture the most media attention, plant species are not faring much better. Their loss could have wide-ranging consequences.

Absorb the story >

A tiger by any other name

Scientists have proposed reclassifying tiger populations into six distinct subspecies, to help save the last 4,000 tigers left in the wild.

Pounce on the story >

New Zealand is for the birds

Conservationists in New Zealand want to remove all invasive predator species, returning the islands to their native bird-dominated ecosystems by 2050.

Flap to it >

Cultivating corals

With coral reefs among the most at-risk environments in the world today, could creating coral farms be the solution to saving the world’s reefs?

Dig up the story >

Prohibition on plastics

To combat litter and plastic pollution, the Government of Canada has announced a plan to phase out single-use plastics by 2021.

Drink it up >

Why did the turtle cross the road?

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking motorists to slow down and help turtles cross the road.

To get to the other side of the story >

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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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