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 …

Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas

Cover Recommended Reading: Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: Generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development. Report to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and IUCN. Authors: Spenceley, A., Snyman, S. & Eagles, P. (2017). Launch of a new TAPAS Group publication at the UNWTO General Assembly Thursday, September 14, 5pm …

Threatened Species Day

September 7 is Threatened Species Day in Australia. Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on September 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. Hashtag: #ThreatenedSpeciesDay It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past …

Agrobiodiversity and food in Mexico

Conabio hosts the seminar Agrobiodiversity and food in Mexico (Agrobiodiversidad y alimentación en México) Friday, August 25, 12-130pm. Seminar language: Spanish Presenters include Amanda Galvez, Cristina Almeida and Mario del Roble Pensado. Location: Sala Xitle. Liga Periférico – Insurgentes Sur, Núm. 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan, 14010, Ciudad de México. There will be livestreaming …

Conabio

Photo: Martin Kalfatovic, Rooftop Garden Mexico – Conabio’s mission is to promote, coordinate, support and carry out activities aimed at the knowledge of biological diversity, as well as its conservation and sustainable use for the benefit of society. Key Links http://www.conabio.gob.mx https://twitter.com/Conabio https://www.facebook.com/CONABIO Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/conabio   Planeta.com Biodiversity Agrobiodiversity and food in Mexico

New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

New report: In June UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility to …

Biotweeps Hosts Online Convo #BTCon17

Poster: #BTCon17 Biotweeps hosts its online #BTCon17 conference June 28-30. The conference runs three days: Day 1 features 12 invited presenters; Day 2 features 40 presenters; Day 3 features science writers and artists. Presenters will use the hashtag #BTCon17 which will be used to track all participants throughout the conference. The main @biotweeps Twitter account will be re-tweeting …

Biodiversity on the Social Web – Live Web Tours This Week #idb2017 #biodiversityday

Poster: BioDiversityDay 2017 For the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica)  Planeta.com hosts live, interactive web tours this week. Join us Tuesday at 10am Vegas, 12pm Oaxaca, 1pm Montreal, 6pm London, 3am Brisbane. Videos http://youtu.be/e2sHFqJAwo0 The objective of this exercise is to highlight and comment individuals and institutions at the …

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

The new road and contact station were formally inaugurated at the entrance to Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, making this one of most interesting wild places to visit in the Las Vegas Lands. More about Sloan Canyon as we explore this protected area on foot. The Nawghaw Poa Road (“mountain sheep trail” in Paiute!) and contact station is open …

Colombia Celebrates Biodiversity Day #SoyNaturalista

Poster: Parques Nacionales de Colombia, #SoyNaturalista #SoyNaturalista = Literally, I am a naturalist. Hashtag used by Spanish-speaking tweeters. Here we take a deep dive and applaud the work in Colombia which uses the #SoyNaturalista hashtag as a translation of a bioblitz. Key Links http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/es/soynaturalista https://twitter.com/ParquesColombia Celebrating the Diversity Days While Planeta.com is not able to join …