The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Banded mongooses in a pile (Photo by Mathias Appel, Wikimedia Commons, CC0 1.0)

Banded mongooses in a pile (Photo by Mathias Appel, Wikimedia Commons, CC0 1.0)

August 14, 2020 | by Wendy Ho

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:

Uncooperative relatives

Scientists have found that banded mongooses that are highly inbred cooperate less.

Learn more about the study here >

Get them out the door

Research has found that kids having solitude moments in nature shape how they identify with it.

Read about the study here >

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.

Climb to the story here >

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.

March to the story here >

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.

Check out the story here >

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Wendy Ho is Nature Conservancy of Canada's editorial coordinator.

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