Protected Planet

Elsewhere on the Web Protected Planet – https://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 Commission …

Living Planet Report 2018

Report cover Recommended Reading: The 2018 Living Planet Report is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge. The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including …

Wild México

Poster Planeta.com features biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. This page spotlights Mexico. Parks La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries Communication and Conservation in Mexico Cabo Pulmo National Park Parque Nacional Revillagigedo Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park Cumbres Del Ajusco Government Agencies CONANP Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y …

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and …

Planetary Boundaries

Buzzwords Planetary boundaries is the central concept in an Earth system framework proposed by a group of Earth system and environmental scientists led by Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Will Steffen from the Australian National University. In 2009, the group proposed a framework of “planetary boundaries” designed to define a “safe operating …

Environmental Journalism

Poster Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on our living planet Living planet. Is that too much to substitute for what we call nature, the environment? Questions What are examples of quality environmental journalism? How has environmental journalism changed in the past 20 years? What is the future of environmental journalism? Embedded …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is open …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …