Natural World 08.2017

Photo: James Wheeler, Dinosaur Provincial Park Alberta is a western province of Canada and is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the August 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day) (Costa Rica) Twitter Moment Natural world 08.2017 🌎 Snapshots from around the globe of …

Champions of the Earth, aka #earthchamps

July 31 is the nomination deadline for 2017 Champions of the Earth award. Hashtag: #EarthChamps The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established Champions of the Earth in 2004 as an annual awards program to recognize outstanding environmental leaders at a policy level. Six awards are given out each year to a Laureate representing different geographical regions …

Tropical Ecosystems: Conversation with Yves Basset

Photo: Vince Smith, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barro Colorado Island The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama is dedicated to understanding and studying the unique biodiversity of the tropics. STRI’s history began with the construction of the Panama Canal and the interest in surveying the flora and fauna of the area for the purpose …

International Congress for Conservation Biology 2017 #iccb2017

Photo: Sebastian Moreno, Oophaga lehmanni Taking place July 24-27 in Cartagena, Colombia – the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology hosted by International Congress for Conservation Biology and Society for Conservation Biology. Hashtag: #iccb2017 The event focuses on Insights for Sustaining Life on Earth, responding to the need for conservation science to help create a better tomorrow for both …

Mangrove Day

July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem: Coastal mangroves are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Current estimates indicate …

Monsoon season has begun

Bingo: Monsoon Late July and it’s well into monsoon season in the SW – Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah. The Mohave Desert is getting giant splattering of rain. Questions When does monsoon season begin and end? For those experienced in such matters, what are the do’s and don’ts? How are monsoons similar and different …

Tourism Strategies in Marine Protected Areas

Europarc hosts a webinar focusing on Tourism Strategies in Marine Protected Areas July 18, 14:30 CEST or 530am Pacific) REGISTER TODAY! For more than 20 years, EUROPARC has been supporting Protected Areas becoming Sustainable Destinations, with the development of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (ECSTPA). The aim of all Charter projects and activities is the protection of the natural …

New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

New report: In June UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility to …