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

1. Tanapa to reintroduce rhinos in Mikumi after three decades

” Mikumi National Park plans to reintroduce rhinos, which were wiped out from the park by poaching in the 1980s.”

2. Thailand successfully breeds Red-Headed Vulture for the first time in 30 years

” After years of attempts, the emergence of this red-headed vulture has allowed the scientists to discover how to breed them in the future. They will know how they should set up the environment and the atmosphere for the vulture. “

3. Avian superhighway: UK’s ‘pitstop’ for migrating birds seeks Unesco status

“This week, the UK government announced that England’s east wetlands were being put forward as a potential Unesco world heritage site, recognising a key section of the East Atlantic Flyway that links bird migration routes from the Arctic Circle to southern Africa via western Europe.”

4. Skomer Island: Record number of puffins recorded

” The first count of the year earlier this week clocked 42,513 birds, the highest since the island counts began in the late 1980s. ”

5. Treasure island celebrates recovery of Union Island Gecko

” According to a recent survey, the gecko’s population has grown from 10,000 in 2018 to around 18,000 today, a heart-warming 80% increase and the kind of conservation success that Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Re:wild and local partners aim to accomplish together across the Caribbean. “

6. Global seahorse conservation platform celebrates citizen science milestone

” To date, iSeahorse has collected observations from more than 1,800 individual contributors, with 96 per cent of sightings from diving. The platform has enabled scientists from Project Seahorse and around the world to better understand species ranges, depth distribution, habitat use, and breeding season.”

7. A New Marine Sanctuary In Pacific

” The sanctuary designation would give the Pacific Remote Islands “clear and comprehensive legal protections” for sanctuary resources and complement the high level of protection provided by the existing monument, according to a release from the Pacific Remote Islands Coalition. ”

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