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 …

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 …

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 …

State of the World’s Plants

Just Published: State of the World’s Plants Download report (pdf) The report – prepared by Kathy J. Willis and Steve Bachman with contribution from 80 experts from the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London – provides, a first-time ever baseline assessment of our current knowledge on the diversity of plants on earth, the global threats these plants currently face, and …

Hanging out on Biodiversity Day #idb2016

#idb2016 biodiversity hangout May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica). Planeta.com hosts a live video hangout over the #IDB2016 weekend. Friends and colleagues who would like to appear on camera should contact Ron Mader. We can schedule later hangouts if there is interest. Mainstreaming is livestreaming! The …

Desert Notebook

It is the rare storm that penetrates the Sonoran Desert. What litle precipitation does fall comes as a rule from December to March as gentle rains from Pacific weather disturbances, or in late July and August as violent thunderstorms. – John Alcock, Sonoran Desert Spring The humans who confronted the Pima and the Papago in …

Preview: 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. To date the Conference of the Parties has held 12 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts). …