September roundup: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this month
In an effort to protect grassland bird species, including the threatened bobolink, some PEI farmers postponed their first cut of hay this past summer.
Nightingales could disappear into the night
The nightingale, a bird whose numbers have dropped significantly in the United Kingdom, could be going extinct in Hampshire County.
Silent but deadly
Scientists are racing to find a fungus that killed off most of the Netherlands’ fire salamander population, before the fungus reaches the United States, a country inhabited by several salamander species.
A sweet donation
On September 5, the Nature Conservancy of Canada announced the protection of a large sugar maple forest in central Nova Scotia.
The ugly beluga
A pod of belugas appears to have adopted a lost narwhal in the St. Lawrence River as one of their own.
A boat owner recently came across saltwater marine mussels attached to his boat while in a freshwater lake in BC.
Within the last few decades, an estimated eight bird species have become extinct around the world.
A great success
Researchers have tagged a great white shark off the coast of southwest Nova Scotia, a first in Atlantic Canada waters.
Some coral reefs continue to prosper in the face of several threats.
A superior purchase
On September 14, the Nature Conservancy of Canada announced its largest conservation project on Lake Superior’s north shore.