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. Locals and Scientists rediscover the Black-Browned Babbler bird in Borneo after 172 years of not being seen.

“It’s the first confirmed sighting of the small bird since it was first described by science around 1848. “

2. Ten rescued orangutans returned to the wild in Indonesia

“In total, five males, a mother with two babies, and two other females were released with assistance from Indonesian conservation agencies.”

3. Walker Swamp: A mission to restore an Australian wetland

“In the shadow of Australia’s Grampians National Park lies Walker Swamp, a once-thriving wetland that was artificially drained and farmed for over a century, but it is now welcoming new life once more, after a huge restoration project.”

4. Innovative wildlife migration maps can help States and the Federal Government make better Conservation decisions.

“A first-of-its-kind project mapped 40+ animal migrations—allowing decision-makers to help animals better navigate the modern world.”

5. Threatened moth is being brought back from the brink of extinction in the UK

“The Barberry Carpet moth, a threatened species in Britain, is being saved from a worrying decline in Dorset, Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire.”

6. New protected area relieves pressure on primates and pangolins in South Sudan

“The future of globally important wildlife – including endangered chimpanzees and pangolins – looks a little brighter after over 17,000 hectares of severely threatened forest habitat in an ecologically unique region of South Sudan were granted formal protection.”

7.Over 671 wandering albatross eggs have been counted on Bird Island, Antarctica in 2021

Each Summer on Bird Island the annual wandering albatross nest census takes place, and this year’s count is a 5 year high for the Island

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