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. By Protecting Its Ocean, Tristan da Cunha Safeguards Its Future

“The Tristan da Cunha MPZ, when legally designated later this year, will be the biggest fully protected marine reserve in the Atlantic, and the fourth-largest on the planet. This ambitious move is an important step for the community and reflects its long-term dedication to creating thoughtful protections that maintain ocean health “

2. Protecting Rare Bamboo Forests and Threatened Wildlife in Peru’s Amazon

” The newly established Alto Tamayo Communal Regional Conservation Area (CATA) protects 370,684 acres of threatened habitat, including the last remnants of bamboo forest in Ucayali. Located in the Peruvian Amazon, CATA spans fragile and biodiverse ecosystems such as bamboo forests and isolated mountain ranges with elevations spanning from 2,600 – 4,900 feet. Its forests contain a spectacular array of wildlife.”

3. New IUCN green status launched to help species ‘thrive, not just survive’

“A new conservation tool could help put thousands of threatened animal and plant species on the road to recovery, allowing creatures such as the Sumatran rhino and the California condor to flourish once again.”

4. Northern pool frog project reversing extinction say experts

” A frog which has been extinct in England since the 1990s has been reintroduced to its original habitat after some were flown over from Sweden. The northern pool frog was last found at Thompson Common, in Norfolk. The Swedish specimens were introduced to a secret site in Norfolk in 2005 and tadpoles have since been successfully moved back to ponds at the common.”

5. China makes headway in rejuvenating population of Chinese alligators

“The National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China announced Friday that the population of the Chinese alligator has effectively increased after years of protection boosted by artificial breeding. The Chinese alligator, also known as the Yangtze Alligator, is classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). “

6. A month of conservation success stories! July 2021 Policy News

“Species and habitat protection was the headline news this month in the UK, Europe and worldwide, with many successful conservation stories and strategies on how we can further protect habitats and biodiversity. “

7. Threatened western quoll returns to an area it was last seen 100 years ago

“Bush Heritage cameras have recorded the first sightings of western quolls at Hamelin Pool in Western Australia’s Shark Bay in about 100 years. The cameras photographed two individual quolls at Bush Heritage’s Hamelin Station Reserve.”

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