Wild Ocean

As part of our series focusing on biodiversity and wildlife, Planeta.com spotlights issues and questions of importance relevant to marine wildlife and the wild ocean. In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and …

Conservation Week in New Zealand

New Zealand hosts its annual Conservation Week October 14-22 which encourages locals to “love your backyard.” Activities include planting natives, trapping pests, weeding and clean-ups. Do it yourself or join up with local community groups. Hashtag: #lovemybackyard Conservation Week events are organised across Aotearoa. These events provide opportunities to join in, get active and show love …

#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 …

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

The new road and contact station were formally inaugurated at the entrance to Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, making this one of most interesting wild places to visit in the Las Vegas Lands. More about Sloan Canyon as we explore this protected area on foot. The Nawghaw Poa Road (“mountain sheep trail” in Paiute!) and contact station is open …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Lake Mead NRA, Cottonwood Cove Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most visited national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. Lake Mead was established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. It was then changed to the Lake Mead National …

Wilderness Notebook

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Gary Snyder In wildness is the preservation of the world. – Henry David Thoreau Wilderness is the state of complete awareness. – Gary Snyder, Turtle Island People can live their whole lives without love, and still live, and still function. And the same is …

#citescop18

Parties at CITES #CoP17 accepted offer by Government of Sri Lanka to host CITES‘ #CoP18 in 2019 More updates on the Planeta Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/citescop18 Embedded Tweets Parties at CITES #CoP17 accepted offer by Government of Sri Lanka to host @CITES #CoP18 in 2019 pic.twitter.com/iQCbk3IGXE — CITES (@CITES) October 4, 2016 Wondering where the #lions will be at …

September 24 is National Public Lands Day in the USA #npld #NationalPublicLandsDay

September 24 is National Public Lands Day in the USA. What this means for nature and biodiversity plans are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors. Online, it’s a feast of eco-minded inspiration and introductions from across the country. Keep an eye on the hashtags #npld #NationalPublicLandsDay. Questions What is the history of Public Lands Day? …

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 …