National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 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 Australia, there …

Threatened Species Day

Hashtags September 7 is Threatened Species Day in Australia. Hashtag: #ThreatenedSpeciesDay Threatened Species Day is held each year on September 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past and …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …

Coral

Poster: @BioDivLibrary, Coral Planeta.com celebrates coral reefs around the world and the people who do their best to protect them. We are curious: what are the financial values for reef tourism? What are examples of practical responsible travel? Suggestions are welcome. Translating Coral German: Koralle Hawaiian: Puna Artwork / Cue Yourself Embedded Tweets DYK? The …

Forests

Photo: Reserva Huitepec Forest = a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth. Twitter Moment #IntForestDay Features Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees New IUCN Report: Guardians of the Amazon Forest Bialowieza Forest Crown Shyness Planeta.com Trees

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 …

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 – …

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 …