Flowers

Photo: Death Valley Flowers Flower = Seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly colored corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals). Quotes Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns …

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 …

Gorillas

Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa. The genus Gorilla is divided into two species: the eastern gorillas and the western gorillas (both critically endangered), and either four or five subspecies. They are the largest living primates. The DNA of gorillas is highly similar to that of humans, …

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 …

Biodiversity and climate change: Contributions from science to policy for sustainable development

New Publication THE LIMA DECLARATION ON BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Contributions from Science to Policy for Sustainable Development, CBD Technical Series No.89 A joint publication by CBD, GIZ – Pro Ambiente, and IAI. Download https://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/cbd-ts-89-en.pdf Biodiversity and climate change: Contributions from science to policy for sustainable development Table of Contents THE FRAMEWORK Biodiversity and climate change. …

Cryptoconservation

Buzzwords The IUCN and the Swiss PORINI Foundation are developing a Green List Standard Token (GLS) to help link credible evaluation and verification of conservation success to a financing mechanism. Hashtag: #cryptoconservation The system uses the Green List Standard, a global benchmark to improve nature conservation and biodiversity in protected areas. To keep track of the global …

Sagebrush

Poster Sagebrush is the common name of several woody and herbaceous species of plants in the genus Artemisia. The best known sagebrush is the shrub Artemisia tridentata. Sagebrushes are native to the North American west. – Wikipedia   Planeta.com Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Program North America

Bats

Photo: Spider by Boris Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. – Wikipedia Embedded Tweets Advantages of being a #bathttps://t.co/SHMzL0HsvWFor a new column with @round_glass , an environment magazine by Grammy winner Ricky Kej pic.twitter.com/LY0bYQg4Ik — Rohan Chakravarty …