Feral Cats

Buzzwords A feral cat is a cat that lives outdoors and has had little or no human contact. They do not allow themselves to be handled or touched by humans, and will run away if they are able. Hashtag: #FeralCats Events May 31 Feral Cat Symposium (Mandurah, Western Australia) Australian Wildlife In a series of …

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 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 member organizations, including …

Bees

Photo: Zion National Park, Honey Bee Bee = Insect with four wings that is related to the wasps, gathers pollen and nectar from flowers from which it makes beebread and honey for food, and usually lives in large colonies. World Bee Day May 20 is World Bee Day. The date coincides with the birthday of …

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Photo The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (BBRRS) is a series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize, roughly 300 meters (980 ft) offshore in the north and 40 kilometers (25 mi) in the south within the country limits. The Belize Barrier Reef is a 300-kilometer (190 mi) long section of the 900-kilometer (560 …

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) 

Yucca Mountain

Yucca Mountain is located in the Great Basin, Yucca Mountain is east of the Amargosa Desert, south of the Nevada Test and Training Range and in the Nevada National Security Site. It is the site of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, which is currently identified by Congressional law as the nation’s spent nuclear waste …

Colorado River

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 river flows …

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 …

World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeane About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for …