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 August 10, 2020:
Scientists have found that banded mongooses that are highly inbred cooperate less.
Get them out the door
Research has found that kids having solitude moments in nature shape how they identify with it.
Ain’t no mountain high enough
Scientists have discovered mice living below the summit of Llullaillaco volcano in Argentina, making them the highest-dwelling mammals.
Animals reclaim an ex-army base
Wild horses and bison deployed at an old military base in the Czech Republic are taking down invasive plants and promoting biodiversity.
Label me friendly
Nurseries in the U.K. are adopting a label that guarantees their plants are free of synthetic insecticides and are grown in peat-free compost.