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 …

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 …

Nature Links

Photo Links related to nature presented in somewhat random fashion: Agriculture Biodiversity Birds Coasts Climate Desert Earth Day Forests Greening Trade Insects Mountains Parks Plants Space Sustainable Development Trade Trees Turtles Water Weather Whales Wildlife Headlines http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/05/environmentally-friendly-green-living-ideas – @madeleinesix https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/06/29/fixating-or-brooding-on-things-take-a-walk-in-the-woods-for-real http://mel-talesofthecity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/unnatural-selection-sexism-in.html – @M_Z_Harrison E.O. Wilson explains why parks and nature are really good for your …

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 …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Links https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

Wild México

Poster Planeta.com features biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. This page spotlights Mexico. Embedded Tweets Dr. Atl. Gerardo Murillo, Dr. Atl, estuvo siempre maravillado por los paisajes volcánicos y su vegetación; en esta pintura se observan los relieves, la vegetación y los volcanes Popocatépetl e Iztaccíhuatl #NatureMW #MuseumWeek pic.twitter.com/VbfNawCnXI — Museo Amparo (@MuseoAmparo) April …

International Year of the Reef 2018

Poster At the 31st General Meeting (November 2016 in Paris, France), the International Coral Reef Initiative declared 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef. The ICRI International Year of the Reef 2018 is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability, and …

Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Elsewhere on the Web Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) is Mexico’s federal secretariat for the environment and natural resources. The secretariat is charged with the mission of protecting, restoring, and conserving the ecosystems, natural resources, assets and environmental services of Mexico with the goal of fostering sustainable development. Key Links https://www.gob.mx/semarnat https://www.gob.mx/semarnat/es/archivo/prensa …

Environmental Journalism

Buzzwords Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on nature 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 Tweets Environmental hazards and safeguards. Kudos for today's coverage @LasVegasSun of @EPA budget https://t.co/PDgXkAeF4E #health #nature #epa …