The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week
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 May 4, 2020:
Spic and span and ready for flight
A flock of migratory shorebirds that touched down on Alberta’s oilsands tailings pond received a meticulous wash.
Big cat strut
Researchers have observed a family of cougars strolling past the wildlife cameras within a closed park.
Improving drinking water for people and habitat for wildlife
Native grasslands that filter a quarter of Saskatchewan’s drinking water have been conserved.
Hornets with a menacing reputation
Experts are monitoring signs of the forest-dwelling Asian giant hornet, discovered in fall of 2019 on Vancouver Island. If spread, this invasive hornet could spell trouble for honey bee colonies.
Rooting for baby wolves
In 2018, adult wolves were spotted in continental Europe for the first time in 150 years. Now, Belgium is seeing its first set of wild baby wolves in over 100 years.