South Africa Celebrates National Parks Week

South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrates National Parks Week from September 12-16 in most of South Africa’s national parks, some of which celebrate the week for a week (through September 18). Free access is given to day visitors, with a particular focus on attracting people from local communities. Free access to parks does not in …

Ho’olaule’a!! Celebrating the Pacific Islands Festival on the Ninth Island

Henderson, Nevada – We’re looking for conversation starters at this weekend’s Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival (September 10-11) organized by the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club. Details on Facebook  and Twitter @LasVegasHCC Quick. Can you say Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen. How about Ho’olaule’a? I am outside of my linguistic comfort zone, so I embrace the opportunity to learn by listening. The Henderson …

Be Inspired! Patrick Ching at the Volcano Art Center

Our virtual tour of Hawai’i continues. On Thursday, September 8th, 7-9pm, Volcano Art Center presents Patrick Ching’s “Inspiration of a Hawaii Wildlife Artist.” Patrick is one of our favorite artists in the world and we would love to check out the Volcano Art Center whose tagline ‘Where People, Art & Nature Meet’ ticks all the boxes. …

#IUCNCongress Buzzword Bingo Card #1

Our 2016 #IUCNCongress Buzzword Bingo is a mix of the aspirational, the nerdy wonk words, hashtags and gems. Suggestions are welcome. Buzzword Bingo cards can be printed and shared without charge. Fans are encouraged to remix the artworkwith the attribution-sharealike license. Aichi – App – Attention – Audience – Biodiversity – Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard – …

Protected Planet Report

What we’re reading this week: Protected Planet Report 2016 In 2010, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2010-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It has since been endorsed by multiple Multilateral Environmental Agreements as a global framework for biodiversity. In 2015, the members of the …

Wishlist for the #IUCNCongress

We wish the very best of the World Conservation Congress! Here is our wishlist for the event. Translating into Spanish. Suggestions/corrections welcome! 1) We’d like to learn about conservation 2) We’d like the WCC to be a window into the IUCN 3) We’d like the WCC to be fully engaged via the social web Facebook, …

Second Climate Change Summit of the Americas #CCCA2016Jalisco

August 31-September 1 II Cumbre de Cambio Climático de las Américas / Second Climate Change Summit of the Americas (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemadetJal YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SEMADET Hashtag: #CCCA2016Jalisco Lo que pasa en Jalisco impacta en todo el mundo (What happens in Jalisco impacts the world). The Second Climate Change Summit of the Americas organized by the Government of Jalisco …

#NatureForAll at the #IUCNCongress

Working draft. Still editing and reworking the announcement from the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative #NatureForAll (NFA) will be launched at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawai’i September 2-10, 2016. More information, read the document here In the lead-up to the Congress NFA is reaching out to existing and new partners, …

Papahānaumokuākea

Friday President Obama issued a proclamation expanding Papahānaumokuākea, now the largest protected area on Earth! How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. More online Papahanaumokuakea.gov, its Facebook page and Twitter @HawaiiReef. Here’s the media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World …