International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – iucn.org – is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network – a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations. Based in Gland, Switzerland, IUCN was founded in 1848 as the world’s first global environmental organization and now has more than 1200 …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

Mammatus

Photo: Nebraska Wikipedia: Mammatus (mamma or mammatocumulus), meaning “mammary cloud”, is a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud, typically cumulonimbus rainclouds, although they may be attached to other classes of parent clouds. The name mammatus is derived from the Latin mamma (meaning “udder” or “breast”) Embedded Tweets One of my …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. 2019 Red Rock Canyon 2019 History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh …

Rivers

Photo River = a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream Planeta.com features rivers around the world, with place-based guides and by embedding watery info onto city pages: Rivers Amazon Colorado River Columbia River North Platte River Mississippi River Rhein = Rhine Rogue River …

Earthquakes

Buzzwords Earthquake = Sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth’s crust or volcanic action Nevada/California http://scedc.caltech.edu/recent – @SCEC https://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2019/earthquakes-in-nevada https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-earthquakesa-earthquake-42-quake-hits-near-ridgecrest-calif-5qtt-20190704-story.html Elsewhere on the Web: Recent earthquakes in California and Nevada https://t.co/airdzprUFN @scec #Earthquake #WildUSA #4thofJuly pic.twitter.com/BmmQ8ILYFS — Ron Mader (@ronmader) July 4, 2019 …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. New Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks National Parks and Monuments Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National Park Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument …

Colorado River

Buzzwords Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the …

Mississippi River

Photo: Thomas Hawk Wikipedia: The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. The stream is entirely within the United States (although its drainage basin reaches into Canada), its source is in northern Minnesota and it flows generally south for …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Poster Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Mexico. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Parks Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Chacahua Lagoons La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries Communication and Conservation in …