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 June 1, 2020:
A report highlighting 308 species that are found nowhere else on Earth except for Canada is released by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Inaugural Black Birders Week
An awareness week was created to encourage more diversity and inclusion in nature communities and outdoor activities through inspiring stories.
Nature's greatest hits
These 12 field recordings of chattering animal sounds and ambient tunes from the environment mesh together music, art and imagination, and help bring nature into your home.
A mermaid legend
A scientist dissects the myth of humanoids, called Nittaewo — meaning “long clawed,” that lived in Sri Lanka up to the 18th century.
Staying local for citizen science
A new iNaturalist initiative called Detroiters Do Science invites locals to record observations of wildlife right in their neighbourhood.