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. Caribbean conservationists preserving hope and species

“In partnership with the EAG and the local government, Fauna and Flora International helped to ensure that three additional islands could provide refuge to these Critically Endangered snakes. By 2015, the Antiguan Racer population in the wild exceeded 1,000 individuals, spanning four offshore islands.”

2. Cheetah reintroduction in Malawi brings vultures back to the skies

” Four species of critically endangered vulture have returned to a park in southern Malawi from which they disappeared more than 20 years ago, and their comeback is credited to the reintroduction of cheetahs, lions and the carcasses the cats left behind, conservationists say.”

3. Animal Over- and Underpasses are a huge conservation success story.

“In Banff National Park, highway fencing and wildlife crossings have reduced wildlife-vehicle collisions by more than 80%! From overpasses to underpasses and other solutions, both predators and prey use the crossings”

4. Nepal has doubled it’s wild tiger population

” Nepal has succeeded in doubling its wild tiger population, with a latest estimate of 355 individuals – that’s an increase of >190% since 2009″

5. How nine women are helping save India’s mangroves – with foraging and eco-tours

” In a Maharashtra town that once relied on fishing, a women’s collective found boat safaris and edible wild plants pay – and help protect the forest “

6. Delaware’s horseshoe crab population is growing

” But DNREC reports the Delaware Bay horseshoe crab population rose to 31.3 million crabs this year. That’s good news for not only migratory shore birds that feed on their eggs, but also the biomedical industry, and the commercial conch fishery.

7. First wild jaguars in 70 years born in Argentina national park

” A captive-born jaguar released into Argentina’s Ibera National Park last year has given birth to two cubs—the first to be born wild in the protected wetland in 70 years, the Rewilding Argentina conservation body said “

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