Elephants

Photo: Flowcomm, Elephants Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. They are considered to be keystone species due to their impact on their environments. – Wikipedia Questions What should we know about elephants? Headlines How to Be an Elephant …

Elk

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS, Elk at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Wikipedia: The elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose (Alces …

Wild Perú

Peru flag Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Peru – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Key Links minam.gob.pe @MinamPeru ambientv Facebook Parks sernanp.gob.pe @SERNANP Facebook Flickr ISSUU Evaluaciones del desempeño ambiental PERÚ Aspectos destacados y recomendaciones PERU Environmental Performance Highlights …

Birds

Photo: Hotel Xixim, Flamingos, Celestún, México Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly Celebrations World Migratory Bird Day Species Ducks Penguins Kākāpō Webcams Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam Amazon.com The Wonder of Birds Elsewhere on the Web peruaves.org …

Crabs

Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Voyage dans l’Amérique Méridionale Crab = a crustacean with a broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of legs, the first pair of which are modified as pincers Headlines https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a26038/the-blood-of-the-crab Planeta.com Wildlife Ocean Water

Bandicoots

Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Compléments de Buffon Bandicoot = a mainly insectivorous marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea Embedded Tweets Last week marked a huge milestone for the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot. 55 of these critters were released onto a new island home in Victoria. Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/0JQ3TO7w8a pic.twitter.com/sFdhEdYMQS — @TSCommissioner (@TSCommissioner) October …

Gualacate

Photo Wikipedia: El gualacate (Euphractus sexcinctus), también conocido como tatú poyú, tatú peludo, peji y más raramente armadillo amarillo, es una especie de mamífero cingulado de la familia Dasypodidae de Sudamérica. Es endémica de Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Uruguay, Paraguay, y poblaciones aisladas en Surinam. Su cuerpo es usualmente amarillento, a veces manchado con pardo rojizo …

Wild Belize

Photo: NASA Marshall, Coastal Belize Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Belize. This page collects relevant links and resources related to parks and reserves, archaeological sites, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Features Belize Triples the Size of its Marine Protected Areas – Ecoclub Improving financial sustainability through conservation based tourism …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. State Parks 3.5 million people …