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

Otter making an astonished face (Photo © Harry Walker / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

Otter making an astonished face (Photo © Harry Walker / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

August 7, 2020 | by Ian Gibb

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 3, 2020:

Come on in, the otter’s nice and cool!

Watch otter pups at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in BC take a swim for the first time.

Slide to the story here >

Build it up with nature

Advocates suggest using natural ecosystems instead of stone barriers to protect against erosion and rising sea levels in coastal communities.

Learn more about living shorelines here >

So much room for activities

Edmonton Valley Zoo has doubled the size of its Amur tiger habitat and can now join a conservation breeding program for these endangered cats.

Roam to the story here >

Conservation on a budget

The world’s longest-running conservation journal, Oryx, will become open access in January 2021.

Peer between the pages here >

He shoots sea wolves by the seashore

Watch this behind-the-scenes video of a BC wildlife photographer catching an elusive sea wolf on camera.

Follow the chase here >

Mama drone

Watch how Israel army's top secret technology was deployed to deliver food to an orphaned griffon vulture, an endangered species.

Fly to the story here >

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

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