Wild Ocean

As part of our series focusing on biodiversity and wildlife, Planeta.com spotlights issues and questions of importance relevant to marine wildlife and the wild ocean. In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and …

Conservation Week in New Zealand

New Zealand hosts its annual Conservation Week October 14-22 which encourages locals to “love your backyard.” Activities include planting natives, trapping pests, weeding and clean-ups. Do it yourself or join up with local community groups. Hashtag: #lovemybackyard Conservation Week events are organised across Aotearoa. These events provide opportunities to join in, get active and show love …

Coral

Poster: @BioDivLibrary, Coral Planeta.com celebrates coral reefs around the world and the people who do their best to protect them. We are curious: what are the financial values for reef tourism? What are examples of practical responsible travel? Suggestions are welcome. Translating Coral German: Koralle Hawaiian: Puna Artwork / Cue Yourself Slideshare Biodiversity Now from …

Las Vegas Community Healing Garden

The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a prompt and thoughtful response to the Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone gunman massacred 59 individuals and injured 526 more who were attending a music festival. Stonerose Landscapes principals Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel Perez designed a memorial garden this …

Planet

Buzzwords In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially adopted a resolution defining planets within the Solar System. This definition is controversial because it excludes many objects of planetary mass based on where or what they orbit. Although eight of the planetary bodies discovered before 1950 remain “planets” under the modern definition, some celestial bodies, …

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network – a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations. Based in Gland, Switzerland, IUCN was founded in 1848 as the world’s first global environmental organization and now has more than 1200 member organizations, including …

Natural World 09.2017

Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center, Sea Ice Tweets from the natural world, September 2017 Twitter Shoutouts: @aaas @BushHeritageAus @CarlaWildlife @Conabio  @dscovr_epic @lis_mclellan  @SteveFisher62  @teamswiftparrot @theATBC   Twitter Moment Natural World 09.2017 🌎   Planeta.com http://planeta.com/naturalworld Making the most of Twitter Arctic

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today the …