For the first time since the 1940s, the US state of Colorado has recorded its first litter of grey wolf pups. Grey wolves almost became extinct in the US, but thanks to reintroduction programmes they are making a comeback.
Tasmanian devils have been born in the wild on mainland Australia for the first time in over 3,000 years. Conservationists say it is a landmark moment in the effort to reintroduce the species to the mainland.
The US Department of the Interior has announced plans to terminate Arctic refuge drilling rights. They have cancelled nine leases that span more than 400,000 acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Estonia has now joined a growing list of nations that have banned fur farming and they are the first-ever Baltic state to do so.
Bulgaria’s Griffon vultures, which were presumed extinct in the country in the 1970s, are now making a stable recovery thanks to conservation and reintroduction efforts. The country now has a stable breeding population of 80 vultures.
A new study has found that a forest area the size of France has regrown naturally across the world since 2000. The forests have the potential to sequester the equivalent of 5.9 Gt of carbon dioxide.
The European Union’s top court is upholding an EU partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees. The three substances being, imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam.
In Dutch cities, bee hotels, bee stops and a honey highway are being used to keep urban bee populations steady. 11,000 volunteers took part in the annual survey, which appeared to show an increase in bee numbers in urban areas.
A 236,000 acre area of land that spans Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala was previously owned by the Forestland Group, a US logging company, however, a coalition of conservation organizations have purchased it to save it from deforestation.
One of the many crops under threat from climate change is many people’s favourite drink, coffee. However, scientists have identified a coffee-making plant that could be more strong against climate change.