November roundup: Conservation and nature stories that caught our eye this month

Anna's hummingbird (Photo by Becky Matsubara, CC-BY)

Anna's hummingbird (Photo by Becky Matsubara, CC-BY)

November 30, 2020 | by Ian Gibb

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 2020.

Colourful communiqués

Researchers share new insight into how iridescent animals use bright colours to communicate with each other.

Get the message here >

Getting bogged down

A pilot project in PEI will see wet, boggy areas of a farm transformed into carbon-capturing wetlands.

Dip into the story here >

New whale? No, blue whale

After commercial whaling nearly wiped out the Antarctic blue whale, the waters around an island in the southern Atlantic Ocean have seen a recent resurgence in blue whale sightings.

Dive deep to the story here >

Herd some good news

Large herds of caribou have been spotted in northern Quebec.

Follow the tracks to the story here >

Bear software

A BC researcher has partnered with computer programmers to make facial recognition software that helps identify individual grizzly bears.

Identify the story here >

Trees for tomorrow

Learn more about the ecological and community benefits of a mangrove restoration project in the Philippines.

Plant yourself at the story here >

Feel the burn

New strategies in conservation look to make use of natural forest fires to spark biodiversity.

Gather around the story here >

Bee geography

Using open source data, scientists have created the first-ever map of bee distribution around the globe.

Find the story here >

Aquatic grasslands

Habitat, food source and nursery: the humble seagrass is a staple for undersea life.

Drift into the story here >

Water dancers

Pharalopes, a rare species of shorebird, spin quickly in circles on the water to catch prey. Researchers used video to show how the birds congregate next to others spinning in the same direction.

Learn the steps to the story here >


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Ian Gibb is the communications assistant at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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