South Africa Celebrates National Parks Week 2016

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, …

Waking up and curating the World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i #IUCNCongress

woke Woke? This week we are waking up at the World Conservation Congress. We’ll also be storifyingfavorite tweets, pictures, artwork and fanart. Personally, I will not be in Honolulu which is a big reason why I’d love to see livestreaming video from Periscope or Facebook. There should be good ways to connect remote participants so …

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 …

How to Tweet from the World Conservation Congress #IUCNCongress

Held every four years, the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress will be the largest gathering of environmental policy makers since the Paris Climate Agreement and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and presents a major opportunity to start putting these deals into action. Hawai‘i hosts the event September 1-10, 2016. Hashtag: #IUCNcongress How to Tweet about …

Livestreaming in the USA: Virtual Park Circuit

US national parks deserve kudos for making the most of live, unscripted videos. Check out the list of parks on Periscope! Today — On August 22 National Park Service sites across the country will begin the week’s celebration of the service’s centennial by using Facebook Live to explore innovation, one park at a time. This ‘virtual park …