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

Elephant hawk moth (Photo by Allthesmallthings, CC-BY-NC)

Elephant hawk moth (Photo by Allthesmallthings, CC-BY-NC)

June 26, 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 June 22, 2020:

Flying under the radar

Carrying pollen further than birds or bees, hawk moths are a relatively unknown pollinator but crucial for the survival of many native plants.

Land on the story here >

Valuable ecosystems

World Rainforest Day was June 22; celebrate with a detailed look at some of the world’s great rainforests.

Trek into the story here >

Minding the bee’s quacks

Honeybee queens make distinctive “quack” and “toot” noises to communicate with worker bees, and researchers have a theory about what is being said.

Buzz over to the story here >

Can’t cut corners counting cats

A new, laborious technique is being used to survey African lion populations: photographing and using unique whisker patterns to distinguish the big cats.

Get whisked away to the story here >

A current event

Six rivers on Vancouver Island are undergoing restoration work to protect habitat for salmon and other species. 

Restore with the story here >

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

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