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

Atlantic puffins (Photo by Bill Caulfeild-Browne)

Atlantic puffins (Photo by Bill Caulfeild-Browne)

March 20, 2020 | by Wendy Ho

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 March 16, 2020:



Get a glimpse of nature even if you’re stuck at home

Watch live feeds of wildlife and nature, including bears, puffins, birds and geysers, to brighten your day.

Get a sneak peek here >

Rhinos on the rise

African black rhino numbers for all three subspecies have increased, thanks to transnational conservation efforts.

Read about the success here >

A super nature reserve

Seven landowners join forces to create the United Kingdom’s first super national nature reserve.

Celebrate the story here >

A downgrade worth celebrating

Mountain gorillas are making a comeback as a result of high-level diplomacy, community engagement and habitat protection. The International Union for Conservation of Nature changed the gorillas' status from critically endangered to endangered.

Climb to the story here >

Home sweet home: Welcoming species back onto the landscape

Learn about the comeback of native species, including the world’s heaviest flying bird, to the English countryside.

Tuck into the story here >

Wendy Ho (Photo by NCC)

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

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