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 …

Snow Leopards

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library October 23 is Snow Leopard Day. Hashtag:  #SnowLeopardDay Committed to raising awareness for the plight of an iconic species, the twelve Asian countries that are home to the cat made the initial declaration in 2014. Twitter Moment Snow Leopard Day Red List Why we oppose @IUCN's decision to downlist the #snowleopard …

#cmscop12

The Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) is being held in Manila, the Philippines, from October 23-28, 2017 – the first time that the Convention on the CMS COP is held in Asia. The slogan for the conference is …

Wombats

October 22 is World Wombat Day, hashtag #WorldWombatDay YouTube Twitter Moment Wombats have square poop and backwards pouches Embedded Tweets Why do wombats have cube-shaped excrement? https://t.co/0ohQ8RAQUj More on the wombat in BHL https://t.co/XSJPdqbIUC pic.twitter.com/kPdAWGQ4sS — BHL (@BioDivLibrary) May 6, 2016 Wiki Wombats Planeta.com #WildOz

Wild Ocean

As part of our series focusing on biodiversity and wildlife, Planeta.com spotlights issues and questions of importance relevant to marine wildlife and the wild ocean. In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and …

Bioblitz

Buzzwords BioBlitz = Large scale event that engages large numbers of people with biodiversity, inviting the public to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring. During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; seeking, identifying and recording as many species as possible over a specific time frame. Also …

CITES

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Widespread information nowadays about the endangered status of many prominent species, such as the tiger …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 is National Bilby Day in Australia and celebrations take place in Beaudesert, Queensland at the Visitor Information Centre on Enterprise Drive. All ages, free entry from 12:30-430pm. Also on Sunday September 10th, 13-year-old Robert Irwin – son of conservation champions Steve and Terri Irwin – will receive the prestigious …