September 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 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.
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.
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.
Fine, frigid feathered friends
Research reveals that some hummingbird species temporarily lower their body temperatures to near-freezing levels to conserve energy.
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.
A national park in Uganda reports that five baby mountain gorillas have been born in the past six weeks.
Good news in ocean conservation
Turkey announced the expansion of a marine protected area on the Mediterranean coast by hundreds of square kilometres.
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.
Sound of silence
A photographer travels to some of the last remaining places on Earth that are free from human-caused noise.
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.