World Giraffe Day

Poster: Giraffe in Downtown Las Vegas World Giraffe Day is an annual event initiated by Giraffe Conservation Foundation (@Save_Giraffe) to celebrate the longest-necked animal on June 21, the longest day or night of the year (depending on which hemisphere you live). This annual event creates awareness, raises support and sheds light on the challenges giraffe face …

World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeane About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for …

World Environment Day 2017

Photo: James Wheeler, Moraine Lake June 5 is World Environment Day, the largest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. Mark your calendar! Hashtags:#WorldEnvironmentDay, #WithNature Curiously, this is a little known big celebration, simply off the radar for those not in the know until it’s already over. Internationally the event engages people across the globe in 70+ countries. …

World Environment Day

June 5 is World Environment Day. “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. This year our plans are a little more ambitious. Planeta.com invites friends to share photos and videos of eco-friendly cities, food, parks and beloved trees as part of this year’s celebration. How to …

#30DaysWild

Know your hashtags: #30DaysWild The UK’s month-long nature challenge held in June. Join in and do something wild every day for a month and post the photos on Twitter with the hashtag. Anyone can sign up to take part with Random Acts of Wildness. Those with addresses in the UK can request information packets. Information is available …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is …

#BioDiversityDay

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Tree Planting May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity. Hashtags: #IDB2017, #BioDiversityDay Facebook: UNBiodiversity Planeta Today – May 21 – is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) and Planeta.com hosts …

World Migratory Bird Day

May 10 is World Migratory Bird Day. The celebration sets in motion a number of participant-created events around the world that take place over the next few days. From talks to walks, there are a lot of events. Hashtags: #WMBD2017 #WorldMigratoryBirdDay Key Links worldmigratorybirdday.org https://twitter.com/WMBD http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/events-map History World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) started in 2006 and is an …

Natural World 04.2017

Photo of Mato Tipila from American Backroom Snapshots from the natural world, April 2017 Kudos and please follow @JoshuaTreeNPS @NPCA  @jones_ann @WUParks @CONANP_mx @LuisNMonteiro @modernhiker @BioDivLibrary @AlisonBallance @Park_People @RichardMcLellan @patagonia @OhridSOS Planeta.com Biodiversity Climate Parks   Twitter Moment Natural World 04.2017

National Day of Botanical Gardens in México

Publisher’s note: Early version. Edits and tweets to come. For those in Mexico City April 29 is the 12th National Day of Botanical Gardens in Mexico (12avo. Día Nacional de Jardines Botánicos). Celebrations take place at the Jardín Botánico at UNAM on Saturday, 10am-5pm. Donation of 15 pesos is requested. Details online http://diadejardinesbotanicos.unam.mx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JBUNAM Facebook Event …