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 (2018)

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. …

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

Poster The sixth session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) took place in Medellin, Colombia March 17-24, 2019. Hashtag: #IPBES6 The opening ceremony included livestreaming video: webcast-ipbes6-stakeholders IPBES is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests …

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 …

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 …