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

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

July 3, 2020 | by Wendy Ho

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. The Friday Five is a weekly roundup of some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of June 29, 2020:

Bumbling about bumble bees

Researchers are studying and filling in the missing information on studies on the decline of western bumble bees, a species once abundant on the west coast of the United States.

Fly to the story here >

Bear bandit

A doorcam video shows a mother bear with two cubs in tow seizing the opportunity to break into a parked minivan in BC.

Break into the story here >

Getting with the times

The migration of two species has been affected by climate change, which has implications for the protection of nature.

Track to the story here >

Microcosm in a teaspoon

A teaspoon of soil from the Amazonian rainforest contains hundreds of fungal species, many of which are poorly understood.

Learn about the next frontier in biodiversity science here >

The ultimate diet food

Scientists have an explanation as to why jellyfish, calorie-less and with zero carbs and fats, still attract predators.

Float to the story here >

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

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