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 July 13, 2020:
Never miss a beat
Researchers have tracked the secret to Andean condors’ energy-efficient flight: These birds can soar 160 kilometres on a single wing flap.
The buzz about PEI’s spuds
Potato farmers in PEI are creating “pollinator refuge” areas in less productive parts of their fields to help feed pollinators and which may benefit future potato crops.
From combat to conservation
A Colombian conservationist enlists ex-combatants to study the biodiversity of plants and animals in their country.
Sounding the alarm for bird declines
Alberta researchers are studying the soundscape in Western Canada to understand bird population declines in North America.
Kermit’s got jaundice
Scientists have uncovered the mystery behind the green colour in frogs.