Wild Ireland

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ireland – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Parks Ireland has 6 National Parks and 78 Nature Reserves designated under the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000 and various …

World Elephant Day

Poster August 12 is World Elephant Day. Hashtag: #WorldElephantDay To bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants, World Elephant Day was launched in 2012. Keep an eye on events around the world. Key Links worldelephantday.org events @wrldelephantday Facebook We are celebrating by translating ‘World Elephant Day’ in other languages. Suggestions are …

Wild Ecuador = Ecuador Silvestre

Photo Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ecuador – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Ministerio del Ambiente Ecuador http://www.ambiente.gob.ec Flickr YouTube Facebook @Ambiente_Ec @Marcelo_MataG Headlines Una reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El Comercio Perú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de …

Lizards

Lizard = a reptile that typically has a long body and tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and a rough, scaly, or spiny skin Embedded Tweets Celebrating #WorldLizardDay – here's a desert lizard I haven't seen before with bright orange on its back legs. pic.twitter.com/okNRSGr6Jh — Ɲature Quest (@NatureWriterVgs) August 14, 2019 This Common Side-Blotched Lizard …

Crocodiles

Photo: Petros K Crocodile = a large predatory semi-aquatic reptile with long jaws, long tail, short legs, and a horny textured skin, using submersion and stealth to approach prey unseen Artwork Embedded Tweets CROCODILE WARNING – CABLE BEACH, BROOMECable Beach remains closed today to swimming and water based activities after a crocodile was sighted yesterday. …

Alligators

Poster: up to your ass in alligators Alligator = a large semiaquatic reptile similar to a crocodile but with a broader and shorter head, native to the Americas and China Embedded Tweets Perhaps no other animal is more closely identified with the Everglades than the American alligator, and rightly so. Alligators are a keystone species …

Tigers

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sumatran Tiger The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar, and snow leopard. Headlines The cheap and shady business of taking selfies …

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 …

Oaxaca Grasshoppers

Photo: A Serving of Fresh Grasshoppers at Pochimilco Si quieres regresar a Oaxaca come chapulines. Oaxaca – Oaxacans eat a lot of insects. Among the favorite bugs are the grasshoppers (chapulines) consumed (legs intact) as a snack garnished with wedges of lime. For those who wish to sample this local specialty, there are plenty of …

Grasshoppers

Photo: San Jose del Progreso Wikipedia: Grasshoppers are a group of insects belonging to the suborder Caelifera. They are among what is probably the most ancient living group of chewing herbivorous insects, dating back to the early Triassic around 250 million years ago. Grasshoppers are typically ground-dwelling insects with powerful hind legs which allow them …