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. Nature Conservancy of Canada announces three conservation agreements for Porcupine Hills properties

” Three southern Alberta properties covering an area larger than 4,000 Canadian Football League fields have been protected from development, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced Tuesday.”

2. Indigenous tribe works to establish marine sanctuary along California coastline

“Now, the Chumash tribe is leading a push to turn this section of coastline into a marine sanctuary six times the size of Yosemite National Park. The tribe is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and are just months away from clinching that federal designation, which will dub the area the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.”

3. Dog sniffs out ‘extinct’ Golden Mole in South Africa, rediscovered after 86 years

” The rediscovery of the De Winton’s golden mole, long thought extinct, showcases nature’s resilience and offers hope amidst rising species extinctions.”

4. Galápagos waters yield massive deepwater corals in latest biodiversity find

” Researchers have found two new deepwater coral reefs, including one that spans more than 800 meters, or half a mile long, in the waters around the Galápagos Islands.”

5. After 6,000 years, wild bison are back in Britain

Thanks to ongoing conservation efforts, the first wild European Bison in Britain in 6,000 years has been born from animals reintroduced in the past few decades.

6. Planting 70,000 trees with Parco Italia through Amazon’s Right Now Climate Fund

” Parco Italia aims to plant one tree per city resident across 15 metropolitan areas in Italy, totaling 22 million trees and shrubs by 2040.”

7. ‘Historic moment’: Panama activists celebrate ruling against copper mine

“Environmental activists in Panama have taken to the streets to celebrate a ruling by the country’s supreme court which could shut down a contentious copper mining project and bring an end to weeks of mass protests which have paralysed the country’s major roads and ports.”

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