Wondering what went right this week in the conservation world? We’ve got you covered with our Conservation Optimism Round-Up! Each week we are collating stories of optimism from around the globe so that you never miss your dose of Monday Motivation.

1. Find out how endangered reptiles are recovering in the Caribbean

“Some of the species showing signs of recovery include the White Cay iguana where the population has risen from an all-time low of roughly 150 in 1997 to more than 2,000 individuals. “

2. Endangered North Atlantic right whales produce most calves since 2015

“Survey teams spotted 17 new-born calves swimming with their mothers between Florida and North Carolina from December through March. The calf-count equals the combined total for the previous three years.”

3. Wildlife charities raise £8m to boost nature schemes across England and Wales

“Projects to transform a former golf course for nature, rewild a village and restore ice age “ghost” ponds are among schemes being launched to boost wildlife across England and Wales.”

4. A new Protected area has been designated in the Bolivia conserving over 270,000 acres of habitat

“The newly-established Guanay Municipal Conservation Area, located in the department of La Paz, Bolivia, conserves 273,884 acres (110,837 ha) of cloud forest and high elevation puna grasslands. “

5. Nuts for coco de mer: Seychelles islanders rally to save world’s biggest seed

“Now conservationists have turned to the islanders to help secure the palm’s future. Under a scheme launched last summer, residents were invited to apply for permission to plant up to five coco de mer seeds each on their property. “

6. Critically endangered harlequin frogs bred outside Panama for the first time in the UK

“The critically endangered variable harlequin toads were hatched in a tank at the Manchester Museum. “

7. How Africa’s conservationists are succeeding despite the pandemic

” Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic stalled the continent’s conservation efforts, but reforestation projects, anti-poaching efforts and the discovery of a new reef offer hope for the future. ”

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