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 …

#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 …

#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, …

Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi

Sweden – The Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi highlights and recognizes the Sami culture and various topics related to life in Sápmi. The event is organized by Nutti Sami Siida (a winner of the ITBW award!) and is being held this weekend (Aug 19-21) in Jukkasjarvi. For details, consult the original program and Nutti’s Facebook page. Here are the descriptions …

#ProtectGoldButte Press Conference

It’s not breaking news, it’s streaming news! Presenting the August 18 livestreaming video from Facebook Live from Las Vegas about the proposed Gold Butte conservation area. Details on the Protect Gold Butte website This press conference was a show of support connecting conservation and the new wave of responsible, conscious, Indigenous ecotourism. Senator Harry Reid and Representative Dina Titus, both …

August 12 is World Elephant Day

aug12 August 12 is World Elephant Day. To bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants, World Elephant Day was launched in 2012. Keep an eye on events around the world. Twitter: @wrldelephantday Hashtag: #WorldElephantDay Facebook: facebook.com/worldelephantday We’re celebrating by translating ‘World Elephant Day’ in other languages. Suggestions are welcome in the comments. …

#GreatBarrierReef! Today’s Eco Tweets

coralsquare August 11 – Today’s eco tweets. News of the green and grey. Hashtags of note #ContingenciaAmbiental #EDSWildPlaces2016 #GreatBarrierReef #keepsquawtrue #LivingPlanetReport #LiveMonumental #Milkweed #WildForTheOwyhee: #ZMVM   View image on Twitter Follow Richard McLellan @RichardMcLellan Exploitation, habitat loss main threats to#biodiversity#LivingPlanetReport @LPI_Sciencehttp://assets.panda.org/downloads/wwf_lpr2014_low_res.pdf … 6:07 PM – 11 Aug 2016 22 Retweets 55 likes View image on Twitter …

New Zealand Hosts Wild Places Conference #EDSWildPlaces2016

Friends of New Zealand, biodiversity, wilderness and responsible, conscious ecotourism, check out #EDSWildPlaces2016 hosted by @EDS_NewZealand. The two-day conference takes place August 10-11 in Auckland. Key Links http://www.edsconference.com Facebook vimeo program Hashtag: #EDSWildPlaces2016 Twitter:@EDS_NewZealand @Forest_and_Bird   @RobSuisted About the event From the conference website: Wild Places define New Zealand. They evoke powerful emotions that connect us to these islands with their outstanding scenery …