Wild New Zealand

Hashtags Wildlife, biodiversity, and parks in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Features Department of Conservation New Zealand Kākāpō Great Walks in New Zealand Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam Conservation Week in New Zealand 2017 Amokura Amokura – Wiktionary Red-tailed_tropicbird – Wikipeida Headlines New Zealand’s biodiversity is in crisis and so are we https://gizmodo.com/undead-tree-stump-is-being-kept-alive-by-neighboring-tr-1836693364/amp New Zealand’s New …

11th Biodiversity COP (2012)

Poster October 8-19, 2012 Hyderabad, India hosted the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Here are key links and social web tips for those interested in the CBD’s tentpole event: » CBD Website » Documents » Webcast » Side Events » CoP India Website Outcomes The event …

IPBES Online Conference 2019

Poster Announcing an online event hosted by IPBES – Online conference to seek input for the scoping process of the nexus assessment (September -30  October 2, 2019) This online conference represents an innovation for IPBES. Its purpose is to seek the broadest possible input (scientists and other knowledge holders, representatives of Governments, and of institutions …

Biodiversity Links

Photo Links related to biodiversity presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines If conservationists want business to be part of the solution, we also have to change – @mij_matt @unepwcmc Destrucción neta de biodiversidad – La Jornada New biodiversity chief to UN Secretary-General wants biodiversity mainstreamed http://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/only-a-handful-of-countries-on-track-to-meet-their-biodiversity-goals.xml http://biographic.com/posts/sto/the-shortfalls-of-biodiversity – @bioGraphic @pkareiva http://abc.net.au/news/2016-12-28/landmark-changes-to-nsw-land-clearing-laws/8123918 http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12747 – https://twitter.com/NatureEcoEvo/status/771299486064926721 Assessing …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library Sunday, September 13, 2020 is National Bilby Day in Australia. History National Bilby Day was officially launched in 2005 and the celebrations are held on the second Sunday of September. Bilbies, or rabbit-bandicoots, are desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; they are members of the order Peramelemorphia. At the time of European colonisation of …

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Logo Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)  is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers. Key Links ipbes.net @IPBES Periscope Facebook YouTube Instagram Questions How can remote allies, friends, journalists, and others participate in …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas …

International Congress for Conservation Biology 2019

Hashtags This week (July 21-25): The International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) holds its bienniel meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), the world’s largest professional society dedicated to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. Close to 2,000 scientists, including conservation professionals and students, policy experts, and government officials are attending …

Insects

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez, Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Insect = a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings Essay While most nature travelers do not go out of their way to inspect the insects, it would be a far less interesting world without ants, bees, butterflies and the …