Turtles

Photo: Snorkeling Dives Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. World Turtle Day The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of …

Feral Cats

Buzzwords A feral cat is a cat that lives outdoors and has had little or no human contact. They do not allow themselves to be handled or touched by humans, and will run away if they are able. Hashtag: #FeralCats Events May 31 Feral Cat Symposium (Mandurah, Western Australia) Australian Wildlife In a series of …

Tigers

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sumatran Tiger The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar, and snow leopard. Headlines Beyond the reserve Celebrations July 29 Global Tiger Day …

1 October

Poster Las Vegas – We’re living too close to this tragedy to be terribly eloquent right now. That said, we’d like to figure out what to say in a way that articulates the profound change in community Las Vegas experienced on October 1, 2017. The local news media started to use ‘1 October’ as shorthand. …

North House Folk School

North House Folk School – https://northhouse.org – is a small educational non-profit on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. The school fosters a non-competitive learning environment devoted to teaching traditional northern craft and offers more than 350 courses year round in everything from timber framing to woodworking to boatbuilding to caning chairs. …

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity

Poster May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica). Hashtag: #idb2018 Biodiversity on Planeta.com Planeta.com features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! We explore the connections on our living planet. …

Egypt to host Biodiversity #COP14

Poster Announcement: Egypt will be the host country for the 14th Biodiversity COP, hashtag #COP14, November 11-29 2018. Key Links http://www.cbd.int https://www.facebook.com/UNBiodiversity https://twitter.com/CristianaPascaP https://twitter.com/UNBiodiversity Conference Links https://www.cbd.int/meetings/COP-14 Agenda (PDF) Annotated Agenda (PDF) Report – Adhoc Report – Subsidiary Questions for #COP14 How will #COP14 be different from #COP13?Will the conference have livestreaming and recorded video? …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

Poster New Zealand – Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of the country (Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language). The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori …

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a Convention under the UN system, one of the three Río Conventions, which aims its work to preserve biodiversity and ensure its sustainable use. The CBD is governed by the Conference of the Parties (member countries), who have the power to make decisions under this UN body. The Convention on Biological Diversity …