On Saturday, after 10 years of difficult talks, nearly 200 countries agreed to a new United Nations treaty to protect the world's oceans. The treaty is the first of its kind in 40 years.
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A tiny mouse at the San Diego Zoo has set a new world record for the oldest known living mouse. The mouse, named Pat, turned nine years and 209 days old last Wednesday.
COP15, an important United Nations meeting of nearly 200 countries, is being held in Montreal, Canada. The goal of the meeting is to agree on how to best protect all the different kinds of living things on our planet - Earth's "biodiversity".
News Roundup: Fishing Fight, World Series, & a Winning Bat
In today's news roundup, France and the United Kingdom calm down after a disagreement about fishing rights, the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros to win the 2021 World Series, and the winner of New Zealand's Bird of the Year contest is a bat.
Britain's Prince William has released more information about his "Earthshot Prize". The prize is meant to encourage big, important changes to help tackle the serious environmental problems facing the Earth today.
Scientists have come up with a high-tech method to help protect endangered sea turtles. Using fake eggs with GPS trackers, researchers were able to track turtle eggs that were stolen and learn the locations of people buying and selling them.
An unusual experiment in Botswana suggests that painting eyes on the rear ends of cows may help protect them from large predators like lions. Protecting cows could also wind up protecting the lions - from angry farmers.
Last year, a group working to protect sea animals rescued two beluga whales from an aquarium in China and flew them to Iceland. The belugas have now been moved into a protected ocean area off the coast of Iceland.
A Hood Island giant tortoise named Diego has returned to his home island in the Galapagos after becoming the father of up to 800 tortoises. Diego's efforts have helped raise the number of Hood Island tortoises from 15 to nearly 2,000.
As the coronavirus has limited the movements of tourists and park rangers, African elephants and rhinos are being killed in greater numbers. Now, with money from tourists drying up, it's even harder for governments to protect the animals.
The numbers of African black rhinos are slowly rising say a group of experts who work to protect threatened animals. The increase in numbers is rare good news for animals that have suffered great losses because of poaching.