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

Moose in Tatlayoko (Photo by Steve Ogle)

Moose in Tatlayoko (Photo by Steve Ogle)

March 31, 2018 | by Adam Hunter

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 March 2018:

Arti-fish-al intelligence

Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists have designed a robotic fish that keeps a close watch on marine life to better understand how to protect it. 

Do the robot to the story here >

Welcome to the (urban) jungle

Mexico City conservationists and residents are trying their best to preserve the megacity’s urban “Water Forest,” which is home to pumas, bobcats, white-tailed deer and endangered volcano rabbits.

Go wild for the story here >

Moose on the loose

Over the last few years, moose have increasingly been migrating from their typical boreal forest habitat to the prairies for better food access and fewer predators.

Move to the story here >

Three cheers for Chiribiquete National Park

The president of Colombia recently announced the 1.5-million-hectare expansion of Chiribiquete National Park — the country’s largest national park — located in the heart of the Amazon.

Expand the story here >

Marine Goldilocks

Biologists have figured out the ideal water temperature for tiger sharks; it’s not too cold and it’s not too hot.

Bite into the story here >

The green list is a go

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is creating a “green list,” which emphasizes conservation success stories.

Go to the story here >

Scientists have a right to be concerned

Not one right whale calf has been observed during this year’s migration to Atlantic Canada, a worrisome sign for this highly endangered mammal. 

Dive into the story here >

Deforestation risks mean conservation rewards

Recent research shows that companies that do not effectively deal with deforestation suffer the consequences: a bad reputation and reduced business performance. 

Read more here >

What the advertising business can learn from monkey business

Monkey behaviour is useful to advertising executives, as these close relatives of ours are attuned to the same effective advertisement signals as humans.

Climb to the story here >

Vanishing vaquitas

Sadly, there are only 12 vaquita porpoises left in the wild — in the upper Gulf of California.

Disappear to the story here >



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Adam Hunter was the editorial coordinator at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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