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 …

Wild New Zealand

Hashtags Wildlife, biodiversity and parks in New Zealand Features Kākāpō Great Walks in New Zealand Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam Conservation Week in New Zealand 2017 Headlines https://gizmodo.com/undead-tree-stump-is-being-kept-alive-by-neighboring-tr-1836693364/amp New Zealand’s New Way: Lou Sanson In a national park, an avalanche of opposition – Newsroom Twitter @docgovtnz @AlisonBallance @Spokesbird @envirohistoryNZ @NzSkink @Forest_and_Bird @Pohutukawa6 @OSNZBirdsNZ @NatForsdick …

Butterflies

Photos Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, which contains at least one former group, the skippers (formerly the superfamily “Hesperioidea”) and the most recent analyses suggest …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Poster Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Mexico. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Parks Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Chacahua Lagoons La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries Communication and Conservation in …

Integrating Biodiversity and Tourism: The Role of the Internet (2001)

Photo: Etla From the archives. The following text is based upon a 2001 presentation made by Planeta.com Webhost Ron Mader at the Integrating Biodiversity and Tourism Conference sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held in Mexico City. Introductory Remarks Over the past decade I’ve developed some practical ideas about how to use …

Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary

Wordcloud Planeta.com is recapping the findings of the Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary. Participants from the seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services have been as busy as beavers, preparing a detailed ‘Summary for Policy Makers’ of the report, highlighting key messages, findings and options. Hashtags: …

May 22 is Biodiversity Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Tree Planting May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity. Hashtags: #IDB2019, #BioDiversityDay Facebook: UNBiodiversity 2019 In 2019 Planeta.com celebrates Diversity Days and seeks to explore the connections between the social and natural worlds. We are adding …

Biodiversity Links

Photo Links related to biodiversity presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter https://twitter.com/ronmader/lists/biodiversity https://twitter.com/unepwcmc/lists/the-unep-wcmc-team @CBDNews @UNDPbiofin @BioDivLibrary @RichardMcLellan @profterryhughes @IUCNscience @Conabio @BiodiversityNew @BioversityInt @BiodivKnowledge @CBDLifeWeb @eol @GBIF @SPIRAL_project @UNBiodiversity @Biodiversity_be @biodivcivsoc @clalyc @JRSBiodiversity @GYBN_CBD @CenterForBioDiv @ipbes @CristianaPascaP @thetoonguy Biodiversity Media Alliance http://biodiversitymedia.ning.com Headlines The ecological outcomes of biodiversity offsets under “no net loss” policies: A global …