Future of the Environment

On World Wildlife Day, 10 conservation stories that will fill you with hope


“Sustaining all life on Earth” is the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day on 3 March. Image: Unsplash/A G

Darren Thackeray
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Whales have seen a resurgence since whaling practices have been banned or monitored Image: Unsplash/vivek kumar
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Around the world, warmer seas are disrupting delicate reef ecosystems Image: Unsplash/Francesco Ungaro
brown beaver on body of water
Beavers are capable of supporting the local ecology whilst reducing the risk of flooding for local communities. Image: Unsplash/Ben Amaral
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Gorilla numbers are increasing, battling previous predictions that they could of been extinct by the end of the 20th century. Image: Unsplash/Leila Boujnane
This eagle was injured by a hunter and resides in the Lowry Zoo because he can’t survive easily in the wild.
In 1995, the bald eagle moved from the endangered species list to the threatened list. Image: Unsplash/Nathan Lemon
She is one of the successful mothers of many cubs at Kanha National Park
India’s wild tiger population has increased by 33% since 2015. Image: Unsplash/ Mohan Moolepetlu
Mangrove Throne
In 1985, the brown pelican population was stable enough to remove them from the endangered species list.l Image: Unsplash/The Tampa Bay Estuary Program.
grey wolf
More than 5,443 grey wolves are thought to be thriving across 48 states in the US. Image: Unsplash/Michael LaRosa
This photo was taken overlooking the coast at La Jolla, San Diego.
There are now more than 70,000 Steller sea lions thriving in the wild. Image: Unsplash/Joss Woodhead
Panda eating bamboo
The panda has also become a symbol of conservation across the globe Image: Unsplash/Xtina Yu
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