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 …

Sixth Session of the IPBES Plenary #ipbes6

Poster This week the sixth session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) takes place in Medellin, Colombia March 17-24. Hashtag: #IPBES6 The opening ceremony takes place May 17 – the annual IPBES Stakeholder Day – open to all members, observers and stakeholders. There will be livestreaming video: https://www.ipbes.net/webcast-ipbes6-stakeholders IPBES is the …

3rd Global Conference for Biodiversity Finance

Poster The 3rd Global Conference for Biodiversity Finance takes place in Chennai, India, March 6-8, 2018. Hashtags: #biofin3gc #finance4nature Questions Is there a conference program or agenda? (Yes) Is there a directory of participants? Are any of the presentations online? What would locals like visitors to know about Chennai? Biodiversity finance is fundamental to sustainable …

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)  is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers. Key Links http://www.ipbes.net https://twitter.com/IPBES https://www.pscp.tv/IPBES https://www.facebook.com/IPBES https://www.youtube.com/user/ipbeschannel https://www.instagram.com/ipbes_ Twitter Moment https://twitter.com/i/moments/974770852314071040 #ipbes6 Questions How can remote allies, friends, journalists and …

Tree Blindness

Buzzwords Tree Blindness = Ignorance of trees Translating: Tree Blindness Ceguera de los árboles = Ignorancia de los árboles Embedded Tweets Can anyone identify the tree and the bird song? #slowadventures #treeblindness pic.twitter.com/gJy4HyBCbe — Ron Mader (@ronmader) October 3, 2017 Aerated. Today at the dog park. Can you name the trees? #treeblindness #slowadventures #dogs pic.twitter.com/qnbYKxuwG8 …

Ecosystem

Buzzwords Ecosystem = community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system. These biotic and abiotic components are regarded as linked together through nutrient cycles and energy flows. – Wikipedia Wikipedia Ecosystem Nature http://iucnworldconservationcongress.org/news/20160627/article/beginnings-ecosystem-approach Tourism Ecosystems http://blogs.worldbank.org/psd/tourism-ecosystems-way-think-about-challenges-and-solutions-tourism-development http://outbounding.org/articles/view/tourism-ecosystems-a-way-to-think-about-challenges-and-solutions-to-tourism-development-private-sector-development Planeta.com Biodiversity …

Protected Planet

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Protected Planet – protectedplanet.net – is the most up to date and complete source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities. It is managed by the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World …

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 …