Jaguars

Photo: Oaxaca Jaguar Tree Jaguar = a large heavily built cat that has a yellowish-brown coat with black spots, found mainly in the dense forests of Central and South America The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a mammal of the Felidae family and is the most powerful feline in the Americas. It is one of four …

Quokkas

Photo: Sam West Quokka = Australian marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just off Perth, and also Bald Island near Albany, and in isolated scattered populations in forest and coastal heath between Perth and Albany. A small colony exists at the eastern …

Reindeer

Photo: Kommunikasjonsavdelingen, Nord-Trøndelag fylkeskommune, Sørsame med reinsdyr og slede Reindeer is the only deer species of which both males and females possess antlers. They also lose and regrow their antlers every year. Castrated male reindeer keep their antlers year round. In Swedish Lapland most of the discarded reindeer antlers are left on the ground to …

Wild Africa

Photo 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? Plants Flora of the Western Cape Flora of Southern Africa Headlines https://www.iol.co.za/news/opinion/canned-lion-hunting-damaging-brand-sa-11564974 …

World Wildlife Day

Poster: Ron Mader, World Wildlife Day World Wildlife Day takes place each year on March 3 and focuses global attention on the protection of biodiversity and wildlife. World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3rd, the date that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in …

Platypus

Platypus Embedded Tweets The sort of monitoring area which could be achieved for platypus through eDNA – wow! @enviro_DNA #wildotways. Well done to Upper Barwon Landcare Network for some amazing citizen science piloting this exciting technique in the Otways. pic.twitter.com/AwhuyeUfWi — Lizzie (@Lizzie_Corke) August 8, 2019 The Duck-billed Platypus, illustrated by Miss Harriett Scott & …

Birding

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Birding = the observation of birds in their natural habitats as a hobby Questions What are the latest studies, reports, and videos regarding birding? How has the birding community changed in the past 20 years? What are your favorite birding apps, books, Facebook pages/groups and other digital and analog resources? Elsewhere …

Wild Chile

Chile Flag Planeta.com features biodiversity, parks, and wildlife around the world. This page spotlights Chile. Chile made great strides in land and sea protections in 2017, expanding the country’s national park system by more than 3.3 million acres. Parks Official website: conaf.cl/noticias/parques Facebook: Facebook Twitter: @conaf_minagri YouTub: YouTube https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/19/chile-route-of-parks-beauty-patagonia https://twitter.com/sernatur/status/958401467773345793 Marine Parks Chile designated several …

Wolves

Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons Wolf = a wild carnivorous mammal of the dog family, living and hunting in packs. It is native to both Eurasia and North America, but has been widely exterminated. Parks Yellowstone National Park Embedded Tweets It's not all doom and gloom:"Three guys saved a dog from ice-cold river and carried the …