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