Wild Brazil (Brasil Selvagem)

Brazil Flag Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Brazil. 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. Headlines Brazil police launch raids over illegal Amazon logging – France 24 Features Brazil’s Network of Long Trails and Protected Area …

Mississippi River

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 2,320 miles (3,730 …

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

Buzzwords Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid containing the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. Recommended Listening DNA Barcodes – Earthsky JUNK DNA DNA and Teeth Ancient DNA extraction from bones and teeth DNA used to identify ancient plagues Celebrations April 25 DNA Day Twitter @DNADigest CRISPR …

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 …

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 …

Sunrise

Photo Sunrise = the time in the morning when the sun appears or full daylight arrives Recommended Listening Sense of Place: Michael Leunig, Lockhart River, Queensland – Cartoonist Michael Leunig takes us to the Cape York Peninsula. Videos Planeta.com Sun Daylight Saving Time Earth

Life and Legacy of John Muir

Painting Celebrating the life and contributions of John Muir Born: April 21, 1838 Dunbar,East Lothian, Scotland Died: December 24, 1914 (aged 76) Los Angeles, California Twitter @JohnMuirTrust @johnmuir100 @JM_Birthplace Quotes The mountains are calling and I must go. Who publishes the sheet-music of the winds or the music of water written in river-lines? God has …

Jeju Declaration (2012)

Poster: Word Cloud From the archives Jeju Declaration by the IUCN President, the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Chairman of the Korean Organizing Committee on the occasion of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, September 2012 1. The conservation of biological diversity, our life …

Moon

Photo: NASA Goddard, Moonshot, 2015 The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth and is Earth’s only permanent natural satellite. It is the fifth-largest natural satellite in the Solar System. Translating Moon Spanish: Luna Anniversary: July 20, 1969 July 20 and looking up at the moon Photos Embedded Tweets China’s Chang’e-4 lands on …

Forests Links

Photo Links related to forests presented in somewhat random fashion: Tree Tours Brooklyn Botanic Garden Big City, Big Trees – Brooklyn Botanic Garden Listen to the Trees – Brooklyn Botanic Garden Elsewhere on the Web http://www.discovertheforest.org Forests: Visit Them, Conserve Them Forest Conservation Portal Rainforests – Nick Carter Rainforest Alliance Chiapas Central America Venezuela Peru …