The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

White-tailed deer (Photo by Lorne)

White-tailed deer (Photo by Lorne)

June 24, 2016 | by Raechel Bonomo

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of June 20, 2016.

Blind as a catfish

A rare species of eyeless catfish originating from Mexico has been found deep inside a cave in Texas, U.S. This discovery is as mysterious as the blind fish itself, leading scientists to believe underground caverns may exists that connect this new location to Mexico.

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Amber alert against fawn-nappers

If you think you’ve come across another Bambi in the forest, think again. Wildlife experts are saying many people who are capturing wild fawns in an attempt to save or protect them are actually doing the opposite. Dubbed “fawn-napping," people are mistaking healthy fawns as abandoned when, in fact, the mother has purposely left her fawn behind for its protection.

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A fluttering representation of India

In his new book Butterflies of India, Isaac Kehimkar, better known as "butterfly man," catalogues more than 1,000 variations of butterflies from biodiversity hotspots in India. This is the renowned nature author and naturalist's sophomore release and a follow up to Book on India Butterflies.

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Ground control to Major Tom

You can now live our your childhood dream: the Canadian Space Agency is recruiting two more astronauts. The new campaign, launched this week, intends to find two Canadians who are literally out of this world.

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Capturing Earth's biggest migration

For the first time on camera, marine biologist Rick Rosenthal will record the nocturnal migration of billions of animals. This mass movement is known as the largest migration on Earth.

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Raechel Bonomo is the manager, internal communications at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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