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 …

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Logo Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)  is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers. Key Links ipbes.net @IPBES Periscope Facebook YouTube Instagram Reports Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Questions How …

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 …

Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary

Wordcloud Planeta.com is recapping the findings of the Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary. Participants from the seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services have been as busy as beavers, preparing a detailed ‘Summary for Policy Makers’ of the report, highlighting key messages, findings and options. Hashtags: …

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: #IDB2019, #BioDiversityDay Facebook: UNBiodiversity 2019 In 2019 Planeta.com celebrates Diversity Days and seeks to explore the connections between the social and natural worlds. We are adding …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. Celebrations February 2 World Wetlands Day World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day World Water Day June …

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 …

Bioblitz

Buzzwords BioBlitz = Large scale event that engages large numbers of people with biodiversity, inviting the public to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring. During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; seeking, identifying and recording as many species as possible over a specific time frame. Also …

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Logo The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) – unep-wcmc.org – works with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet. The 100-strong international team are recognised leaders in their field and have unrivalled understanding of the …