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 …

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 …

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

Elsewhere on the Web 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 …

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Logo Elsewhere on the Web The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) – biodiversitylibrary.org – improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL also serves as the literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life . BHL is a consortium of natural history and botanical …

Biophilia

Buzzwords Biophilia = urge to affiliate with other forms of life Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984). Headlines E.O. Wilson explains why parks and nature are really good for your brain – Washington Post Recommended Listening Biophilia – A look at how human health and well-being are inextricably …

Wild Colombia (Colombia Silvestre)

Poster Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Sierra de la Macarena Sierra de La Macarena National Natural Park Chiribiquete National Park Chiribiquete National Park Parks parquesnacionales.gov.co – @ParquesColombia parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/ecoturismo insituradio.parquesnacionales.gov.co mapas.parquesnacionales.gov.co:9090/visor_parques colombia.travel/en/international-tourist/sightseeing-what-to-do/nature/natural-parks icanh.gov.co/index.php?idcategoria=6214 …

Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Buzzwords Aichi Biodiversity Targets = Five strategic goals and 20 ambitious targets toward the conservation of biodiversity. Their purpose is to inspire broad-based action in support of biodiversity over this decade (2011-2020) by all countries and stakeholders promoting the coherent and effective implementation of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity: conservation of …

Center for Biological Diversity

Logo Elsewhere on the Web: Center for Biological Diversity – biologicaldiversity.org Key Links biologicaldiversity.org Facebook @CenterForBioDiv Ignite Change The Center for Biological Diversity’s Ignite Change is a grassroots, coast-to-coast network of people ready to raise their voices everywhere it matters most: on the streets, in the halls of government, and in front of politicians, polluters …