May 22 is Biodiversity Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Tree Planting May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity. Hashtags: #IDB2020, #BioDiversityDay Facebook: UNBiodiversity 2020 Planeta.com celebrates Diversity Days and seeks to explore the connections between the social and natural worlds. We are adding to our …

Wild Colombia (Colombia Silvestre)

Poster Spotlight on Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Monday, May 25 Turismo: Ciencia, redes sociales y viajeros en el tour de la conservación. El próximo lunes 25 de mayo a las 5 pm hora de Colombia https://www.facebook.com/Yaguaret%C3%A9-Science-and-Nature-100314468049371 Turismo: Ciencia, …

Wild Australia

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. The Twitter shorthand is hashtag: #WildOz Acoustic Lab A2O home It’s business as usual for us at #CharlesDarwinReserve & that means times for a sound check.@BushHeritageAus is part of a world-first acoustic observatory made up of 400 sensors across the entire continent – allowing us …

Biodiversity Links

Photo: Death Valley National Park Links related to biodiversity presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Biodiversity Crisis Explained – Vox If conservationists want business to be part of the solution, we also have to change – @mij_matt @unepwcmc Destrucción neta de biodiversidad – La Jornada New biodiversity chief to UN Secretary-General wants biodiversity mainstreamed http://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/only-a-handful-of-countries-on-track-to-meet-their-biodiversity-goals.xml …

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

Logo The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a Convention under the UN system, one of the three Río Conventions, which aims its work to preserve biodiversity and ensure its sustainable use. The CBD is governed by the Conference of the Parties (member countries), who have the power to make decisions under this UN body. The Convention on Biological …

Protected Planet

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Protected Planet – protectedplanet.net – is the most up to date and complete source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities. It is managed by the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World …

15th Biodiversity COP (2020)

Poster Kunming, China is scheduled to host the 15th Biodiversity COP in October 2020 with the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.” Given the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, these plans may change. Hashtags: #COP15, #Biodiversity2020 Planeta.com is updating this guide to the event, making requests of the organizers and participants …

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 …

Biodiversity

Artwork: UN Biodiversity Biodiversity is the variety of all living organisms on earth. While the concept is as old as life itself, the term ‘biodiversity’ was coined in 1986. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! Planeta.com explores the nuances of our living planet. To mainstream …

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. 2020 ICYMI: I sat down …