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 …

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 …

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 …

The communications challenge of setting a new post-2020 biodiversity agenda

Screenshot The biodiversity crisis requires new thinking about communication. Hashtag: #OurNatureOurFuture Livestreaming In 2015 the world watched as 196 countries signed up to the Paris Climate Agreement. One of the reasons for the success of this Agreement was the existence of a major, coordinated and impactful communications movement that resonated across sectors and with public …

IUCN Green List

Buzzwords The IUCN is developing three Green Lists focusing on Protected and Conserved Areas, Species, and Ecosystems. The lists came about in response to a 2012 IUCN Resolution passed at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. Protected and Conserved Areas The aim of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas is to recognize …