Earth Day

Poster: Ron Mader, Roofdog Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy in the early 1960s and has officially celebrated since 1972. Earth Day has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. And in 2017? Translating Earth Day Afrikaans: Aard …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas include l Rosario, Chincua, …

Sharks

Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/sharks Embedded Tweets You don´t travel to China to eat panda meat so why tolerate shark meat sale in a Marine World Heritage Site in Brazil @Semas_PE ? Pls RT pic.twitter.com/7eOJ6iSbld — José Truda Palazzo J (@brasildeovelhas) February 7, 2017

Whales

Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar business. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching! Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/whales

Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees

Mexico has some of the most interesting forests in the world! This essay reviews current issues, conservation work and opportunities for the eco traveler. Mexico is rich in temperate and tropical forests. The country possesses 1.3 percent of the world’s total forest resource, with one-quarter of Mexico’s total land area classified as forest lands, according …

Insects

While most nature travelers do not go out of their way to inspect the insects, it would be a far less interesting world without ants, bees, butterflies and the host of species that comprise the insect kingdom. Whether the bugs are beautiful or tasty or downright dangerous, here is our guide to insects. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/insects

Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Aichi Biodiversity Targets = Five strategic goals and 20 ambitious targets toward the conservation of biodiversity. Their purpose is to inspire broad-based action in support of biodiversity over this decade (2011-2020) by all countries and stakeholders promoting the coherent and effective implementation of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity: conservation of biodiversity; …