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

Cattle grazing (Photo by Pexels, Julie Aagaard)

Cattle grazing (Photo by Pexels, Julie Aagaard)

October 1, 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 September 2020:

Call out the cattle brigade

The BC government has provided funding for the BC Cattlemen’s Association to explore using cattle to graze on fuel loads to help mitigate wildfires.

Eat at the story here >

Take a walk on the silly side

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has named 44 photo finalists and voting is open to the public to select a winner.

See the top choices here >

Eyes on James Bay

The Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board is launching a citizen scientist program, inviting traditional land users to report on wildlife in Northern Quebec.

Monitor the story here >

Fine, frigid feathered friends

Research reveals that some hummingbird species temporarily lower their body temperatures to near-freezing levels to conserve energy.

Flit over to the story here >

Back from the brink

New research highlights 28 to 48 species that would have gone extinct in the last three decades if not for conservation action.

Celebrate the conservation successes here >

Baby boom

A national park in Uganda reports that five baby mountain gorillas have been born in the past six weeks.

Toddle over to the story here >

Good news in ocean conservation

Turkey announced the expansion of a marine protected area on the Mediterranean coast by hundreds of square kilometres.

Dive into the story here >

A very long hibernation

The frozen and intact remains of a cave bear, a species extinct for 15,000 years, were discovered in the Russian Arctic.

Preserve the story here >

Sound of silence

A photographer travels to some of the last remaining places on Earth that are free from human-caused noise.

Tiptoe to the story here >

Counting coral on the high seas

A first-of-its-kind comprehensive study catalogued coral reefs in international waters, which are outside of any protected ocean areas.

Drop anchor on the story here >

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

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