Conservation is a tough business. Driven by mission, we are always looking to do more, but often not taking much time to reflect on recent successes. As we start this new year–and new decade–we’ll use this month to share some good news. We’re working on a series of land conservation success stories around the watershed from 2019. Look for those coming up soon!

In the meantime, we all know that conservation is interconnected. What happens locally influences the planet, and vice versa. Moreover, what happens with human health and social development is often vital to conservation, and vice versa.

With that, take a few minutes to scroll through a recent global round-up of “99 good news stories you probably didn’t hear about in 2019“, assembled by the folks at Future Crunch. These 99 brief headlines from around the world cover conservation, energy and sustainability, health, living standards and more. They reaffirm our ability to solve problems. Read them. You’ll be glad you did.