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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.