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

Northern white rhino (Photo by Jana Ohrner CC-BY-NC)

Northern white rhino (Photo by Jana Ohrner CC-BY-NC)

November 30, 2018 | 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 November 2018.

Life’s library

Scientists in the UK announced a campaign to read and catalogue the genetic data of every known complex lifeform on Earth.

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Rhino rescue

It is hoped that through in vitro fertilization, the world’s two remaining northern white rhinos may not be the last of their kind.

Cross your fingers and read more >

SPF zero!

Palau is set to become the first country to ban sunscreen in an effort to protect vulnerable coral reefs.

Soak up the story >

Newfoundland’s super trees

Scientists in central Newfoundland are breeding larger, faster-growing and more resilient conifer trees.

Grow into the story >

Speed traps on the savannah

Conservationist are using camera traps to prevent conflict between local farmers and cheetahs in Botswana.

Get caught up in the story >

Polly wants some coral

The Mexican government has taken steps to protect the parrotfish, which is critical for coral reef ecosystem health.

Crunch down on the story >

Changing China’s mind

As a result of an overwhelming global outcry, the Chinese government has postponed its plan to lift the ban on rhino and tiger products used in traditional medicine.

Join the global discussion >

Roads take a heavy toll

A highway in Brazil poses a significant risk to wildlife in the biologically rich Pantanal region.

Slow down for the story >

Our age of extinction

Jane Goodall gives her perspective on the state of the world’s declining wildlife biodiversity and suggests what we can do to stop it.

Listen in on the story >

Don’t rake your leaves

The Nature Conservancy of Canada recommends homeowners hold off on raking their leaves this fall.

Rake in the story instead >


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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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