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 …

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 …

22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice #SBSTTA2018

Montreal – This week the 22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice #SBSTTA2018 to the Convention on Biodiversity takes place. The meeting helps build the agenda for the upcoming CBD COP14. SBSTTA-22 will consider the following agenda items: Digital sequence information on genetic resources Risk assessment and risk management of …

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 …

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

Logo The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a Convention under the UN system, one of the three Río Conventions, which aims its work to preserve biodiversity and ensure its sustainable use. The CBD is governed by the Conference of the Parties (member countries), who have the power to make decisions under this UN body. The Convention on Biological …

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, …

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity

Poster May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica). Hashtag: #idb2018 Biodiversity on Planeta.com Planeta.com features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! We explore the connections on our living planet. …

May 22 is #BioDiversityDay

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: #IDB2018, #BioDiversityDay Facebook: UNBiodiversity Planeta.com Biodiversity on the Social Web – Live Web Tours This Week #idb2017 #biodiversityday Biodiversity Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

World Migratory Bird Day

May 12 is this year’s World Migratory Bird Day. The celebration sets in motion a number of participant-created events around the world that take place over the next few days. From talks to walks, there are a lot of events. Hashtags: #WMBD2017 #WorldMigratoryBirdDay Key Links worldmigratorybirdday.org https://twitter.com/WMBD http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/events-map History World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) started in 2006 and …