January roundup: Conservation and nature stories that caught our eye this month
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 January 2020.
Researchers have found that the bright, irridescent colours of jewel beetles actually make it harder for predators to see them in lush forest environments.
A comprehensive study about plant aging sheds light on how the gingko tree is able to live for thousands of years.
Pieces of eight
African gray parrots were taught to use metal rings to "purchase" food, and they will share the “currency” to help other parrots buy food.
Sri Lanka continues to display its biodiversity, as herpetologists announce the discovery of three new species of geckos in isolated caves and rocky areas.
Mr. Kitty Goes to Washington
Photos from a domestic and feral feline survey in Washington, D.C., reveal a surprising and rare visitor: a bobcat.
Centuries-old bat guano is being used to study the human impact on the chemical makeup of the environment.
A race is afoot to reintroduce the black-footed ferret into parts of the American west.
A new home
A pair of two-year-old cheetah brothers born in captivity and raised in the U.K. are being taken to South Africa to be released into a wilderness sanctuary.
She’ll swim again
An endangered sea turtle in a Thailand sanctuary gets a new lease on life after receiving the country’s first prosthetic flipper, and other turtles could benefit from the project.
Jumbo kept wild
A decades-long struggle between development and conservation on a glacier in BC has ended with a First Nations protected area around Qat’muk, or Jumbo Glacier.