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

Olive baboon (Photo by Bart Wursten, CC-BY-NC)

Olive baboon (Photo by Bart Wursten, CC-BY-NC)

May 29, 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 May 25, 2020:


Reality TV, baboon-style

Peek in on the social lives of olive baboons in the Serengeti, thanks to camera-trap video from researchers.

Tune in here >

Extra long-distance swimmers

Data gathered on two tagged leatherback turtles give researchers a glimpse into the species’ annual migration of over 12,000 kilometres.

Make the trip to the story here >

What’s that humming sound?

Millions of cicadas in the southeastern U.S. will emerge from the ground for the first time in 17 years.

Buzz over the story here >

See-through frogs

Researchers have found that the translucent underbelly of glass frogs from Central and South America make the amphibians harder for predators to see.

Peer into the story here >

Help wildlife this spring

Spring is a busy and important time for wildlife consider these four suggestions on how to give nature the chance to thrive.

Learn more here >

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

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