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. Uruguay Commits to Establish a New Marine Protected Area around Isla de Lobos

” This World Ocean Day, Uruguay made early steps toward an ambitious goal of protecting at least 30% of Uruguay’s waters by 2030 by announcing a commitment to establish the country’s newest marine protected area (MPA) around Isla de Lobos—home of one of South America’s largest sea lion colonies. ”

2. Another successful Green Game Jam raises hundreds of thousands for eco causes

” The theme this year was conserving wildlife and biodiversity, with a particular eye on the snow leopard and the Himalayas, the manta ray and the Western Indian Ocean and the harlequin toad and the Amazon. And as always, the sentiment fuelling the jam was how much can a game teach us about a problem while having some kind of impact on the real world too?”

3. Endangered frogs return to their home on Plumas National Forest

” This week, 166 endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs were released into cool streams on the Plumas National Forest to improve their declining population numbers in the northern Sierra Nevada. ”

4. Dancing Capercaillie bird makes a tentative comeback in Scotland

” But on Speyside in the Cairngorms and in a forest north of Inverness ecologists working for Forestry and Land Scotland, the government agency, believe they have found early signs of recovery.”

5. Joshua Trees win long term protection in environmental victory

” The bill, to be signed by the California governor, requires drawing up a conservation plan and creates a fund to protect the species”

6. Biden administration moves to restore endangered species protections dropped by Trump

” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it would reinstate a decades-old regulation that mandates blanket protections for species newly classified as threatened. “

7. White Rhinos Reintroduced To DR Congo National Park

” Sixteen southern white rhinoceroses have been released into DR Congo’s Garamba national park, officials said on Saturday, reintroducing an endangered species that was decimated by poaching.”

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