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 March 23, 2020:
Avocado, hold the toast
Andean, or spectacled, bears are a solitary species and listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In recent years, however, they have been recorded feasting together in growing numbers during avocado season.
Wilderness outside your back door
An American ecologist is pushing for more backyard biodiversity through natural landscaping and native plants.
Nature through a viewfinder
See the world from a new angle with wildlife and landscape photography from the 2020 Nature TTL’s Photographer of the Year awards.
A few good hens
A South African vineyard has a powerful, pesticide-free weapon to deal with snails and insects. Every day, an army of more than 1,200 ducks are released to munch on critters on the vines.
Hangin' out together
Vampire bats might seem nothing at all like humans, but new research suggests they form friendships in a similar way.