International Tiger Day

Photo International Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on July 29. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. Hashtags: #InternationalTigerDay, #GlobalTigerDay Embedded Tweets #WorldTigerDay #InternationalTigerDay #TigerCensus Nine long years ago, it was decided in St. Petersburg that the target of doubling the tiger …

Koalas

Photo: Koala in a tree / Arucaria Ecotours The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia found in coastal areas of the mainland’s eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Recommended Listening Fears for the future of Australia’s koalas – Environmentalists are calling for a …

Tasmanian Devil

Photo: Scott Liddle, Tasmanian Devil Wikipedia: The Tasmanian devil is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae. It was once native to mainland Australia and is now found in the wild only on the island state of Tasmania, including tiny east-coast Maria Island where there is a conservation project with disease-free animals. Headlines Researchers put …

Pollinators

Buzzwords Pollinator = A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower Also see: pollenizer, a plant that is a source of pollen for the pollination process Pollinator Week is Mon, Jun 22 – Sun, Jun 28, 2020 pollinator.org Embedded Tweets It’s …

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? Headlines Why Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ …

World Giraffe Day

Poster: Giraffe in Downtown Las Vegas World Giraffe Day – giraffeconservation.org/world-giraffe-day – is an annual event initiated by Giraffe Conservation Foundation (@Save_Giraffe) to celebrate the longest-necked animal on June 21, the longest day or night of the year (depending on which hemisphere you live). Hashtag: #WorldGiraffeDay This annual event creates awareness, raises support and sheds light …

World Albatross Day

Photo: Ben Tullis, Wandering June 19 is World Albatross Day Hashtag: #WorldAlbatrossDay Embedded Tweets Tomorrow is the first ever #WorldAlbatrossDay! Join us for a live Q&A with some of the people working to save albatrosses inc @SteffOpp @caitlinfrankish @Ms_Sbella Date: Friday 19 JuneTime: 12pmRegister: https://t.co/GCHTOzwHCM pic.twitter.com/bMMkSa1D67 — RSPB Science (@RSPBScience) June 18, 2020 It's World …

Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Royal Albatross New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Royal Cam streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. This the fifth season the Department of Conversation has a webcam beside an albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula. Royalcam features highlights and a forum for questions. Department of …

Otters

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS, Northern river otter on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Otter = a semiaquatic fish-eating mammal of the weasel family, with an elongated body, dense fur, and webbed feet. Key Links otter.org World Otter Day ywpf.org/world-otter-day-2020 Embedded Tweets When you ask your 18th c. illustrator for an otter but get back something otterly terrifying …

Frogs

Photo: Oaxaca Carving made by Ricardo Lopez Pinacho Frog = any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (literally without tail in Ancient Greek). World Frog Day March 20 marks World Frog Day, an annual observance of the tailless amphibian. It was created in 2009 with …