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

Juvenile European green crab (Photo by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sanchez)

Juvenile European green crab (Photo by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sanchez)

July 24, 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 July 20, 2020:

A crabby situation

Invasive European green crabs that have wreaked havoc on the eel-grass beds in Canada’s east coast have been spotted in Haida Gwaii, BC.

Cut into the story here >

Ups and downs

Human activities have led to an increase in diversity of exotic species on the Azores, while there has been a slight decrease in endemic species.

Read the story here >

Red kites make a remarkable recovery

Once a persecuted species, red kites in the UK have bounced back from 13 re-introduced birds to 2,000 breeding pairs.

Fly to the story here >

Bees can use more of #mixitupMonday

Research on more than 5,000 flowers and bees suggests that more wildflowers and higher bee diversity could help reduce the bee-to-bee spread of parasites.

Buzz over to the story here >

The cat is out of the bag

Invasive predators like feral cats and black rats are threatening endangered seabird species like Newell’s shearwaters and Hawaiian petrels in Kauai.

Learn about how researchers are fighting back here >

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

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