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 …

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 Forests Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees Bialowieza Forest Planeta.com Trees New IUCN Report: Guardians of the Amazon Forest Crown Shyness

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 …

Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees

Photo Mexico is rich in temperate and tropical forests. The country possesses 1.3 percent of the world’s total forest resource, with one-quarter of Mexico’s total land area classified as forest lands. The country boasts the highest number of pine and oak species in the world. Other notable trees include mahogany, zapote and ceiba (also known …

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 …

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 …