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

Polar bear (Photo by Ansgar Walk)

Polar bear (Photo by Ansgar Walk)

October 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 October 2018.

Climbing back from extinction

Previously believed to be extinct, the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo was recently spotted in a remote mountain range in New Guinea.

Climb into the story >

Diversity for sustainability

A recent international study suggests that mixed forests remove more carbon dioxide from the air than single-species forests.

Absorb the story >

Daredevil conservation

Conservationists in Scotland are strapping on ropes and harnesses to descend into one of the country’s most spectacular gorges to remove an invasive plant species.

Drop into the story >

Blubbering bears

A recent study found that, due to climate change, whale carcasses won't provide enough food for polar bear populations.

Chow down on the story >

Smartphones are saving the Amazon

The Matsés, an Indigenous tribe in Peru, are using a combination of smartphone technology and traditional knowledge to catalogue and document amphibian and reptile species in the Amazon.

Snap a glimpse of the story >

Cold waters are a hotbed for great whites

Scientists recently concluded an unexpectedly successful research season that investigated the life patterns of North Atlantic great white shark populations.

Dive into the story >

The cost of clean water

A recent study of U.S. environmental law shows that government agencies are undervaluing the cost benefits of maintaining clean lakes and rivers.

Drink in the story >

Securing Arctic fish stocks

Canada joins an international agreement to ban commercial fishing in the High Arctic for the next 16 years.

Reel in the story >

The coywolf is coming

Migrating wolf hybrids threaten to overtake native coyote populations as New Brunswick’s top predator.

Migrate to the story >

Ranchland conservation

The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced the protection of a large portion of a working ranch in Alberta’s foothills.

Graze on the story here >



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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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