Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award

Photo: Sarah Henderson, Portland The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award was a collaborative effort between Planeta.com and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity/UNEP (CBD) The award is aimed at private tourism services, owned and operated by indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles, and its main objectives are to motivate candidates to …

Reindeer

Photo: Kommunikasjonsavdelingen, Nord-Trøndelag fylkeskommune, Sørsame med reinsdyr og slede Reindeer is the only deer species of which both males and females possess antlers. They also lose and regrow their antlers every year. Castrated male reindeer keep their antlers year round. In Swedish Lapland most of the discarded reindeer antlers are left on the ground to …

Protected Planet

Elsewhere on the Web Protected Planet – https://protectedplanet.net – is the most up to date and complete source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities. It is managed by the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World Commission …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating for 2018. 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 …

Wild México

Poster Planeta.com features biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. This page spotlights Mexico. Embedded Tweets Dr. Atl. Gerardo Murillo, Dr. Atl, estuvo siempre maravillado por los paisajes volcánicos y su vegetación; en esta pintura se observan los relieves, la vegetación y los volcanes Popocatépetl e Iztaccíhuatl #NatureMW #MuseumWeek pic.twitter.com/VbfNawCnXI — Museo Amparo (@MuseoAmparo) April …

Rhinos

Photo: Ray Morris, Black Rhino Dawn A rhinoceros is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species. Two of the extant species are native to Africa and three to Southern Asia. September 22 is World Rhino Day Hashtag: #WorldRhinoDay Headlines dark-world-of-the-rhino-horn-trade – …

Egypt to host Biodiversity #COP14

Poster Egypt will host the 14th Biodiversity COP, hashtag #COP14, November 11-29. 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/conferences/2018 https://www.cbd.int/meetings/COP-14 Agenda (PDF) Annotated Agenda (PDF) Report – Adhoc Report – Subsidiary https://www.cop14-egypt.com Questions for #COP14 How will #COP14 be different from #COP13? Will the conference have livestreaming and recorded video? What are the …

Pollinators

Buzzwords Pollinator = A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower. Also see: Pollenizer, a plant that is a source of pollen for the pollination process Embedded Tweets Las abejas y otros #polinizadores como los murciélagos, aves y mariposas, contribuyen a …

Extinction

Extinction = the state or process of a species, family, or larger group being or becoming extinct. Extinct Symbol The symbol represents extinction. The circle signifies the planet, while the hourglass inside serves as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. The world is currently undergoing a mass extinction event, and this symbol …

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Elsewhere on the Web The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL also serves as the literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life . The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical …