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

Burrowing owl (Photo by Craig Chaddock, CC-BY-NC)

Burrowing owl (Photo by Craig Chaddock, CC-BY-NC)

June 12, 2020 | by Ian Gibb

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 8, 2020:

Operation Burrowing Owl

Nature Saskatchewan is asking the public to report burrowing owl sightings to monitor population changes and help protect its habitat.

Train your eyes on the story here >

Video with a porpoise

A videographer captured the first-ever drone footage of rare finless porpoises off the coast of Hong Kong. Studies estimate there are just over 200 of the species in Hong Kong waters.

Ride the waves to the story here >

Enjoy the night lights

Watch fireflies from the comfort of your own home with a video of the bioluminescent insects in the U.S.’s Great Smoky Mountains.

Flick on the story here >

Protecting tidal flats

Shorebirds depend more on certain sections of tidal flat habitat during migration. Researchers say the discovery could be used to improve conservation planning.

Travel to the story here >

Nature’s scrapbook

Sloths, cheetahs, narwhals and more make up the best in wildlife photos this week.

Tour the gallery of photos here >

Ian Gibb (Photo courtesy of Ian Gibb)

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Ian Gibb is the communications assistant at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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