Whilst there are quite a few stories of animal, plant and fungi species heading at dangerous speeds toward being extinct in the wild (or worse, species that have already gone extinct), there are positive news stories to be inspired by too.
All around the world, there are species’ populations that have recovered to safer levels thanks to the intervention of hard-working and passionate conservationists. In some cases, these are relatively common species that have faced or suffered local extinctions (also known as extirpation), such as the red kite in the UK.
Some of my favourites:
- Blue iguana
- Northern pool frog
- Echo parakeet