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 May 11, 2020:
Not horsin’ around
A Canadian marine biologist has won the prestigious Indianapolis Prize, which includes a $250,000 award, for her research and activism on seahorses and ocean conservation.
Due to travel restrictions, Arctic researchers based in southern Ontario are collaborating remotely with northern communities on research and data collected by local residents.
The ants go marching
A new study found ants may navigate obstacles as a collective, using shared “brainpower.” The ants outperformed a computer model designed to find a path through a maze.
A women’s collective has been gathering and distributing native seeds in Brazil for the past 10 years and is responsible for planting about one million trees to promote reforestation.
Birding with a mouse
Point Pelee National Park in Ontario may be closed due to COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped it from connecting with birders. The park is offering online sessions for anyone wanting to learn more about our feathered friends.