National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library Sunday, September 13, 2020 is National Bilby Day in Australia. History National Bilby Day was officially launched in 2005 and the celebrations are held on the second Sunday of September. Bilbies, or rabbit-bandicoots, are desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; they are members of the order Peramelemorphia. At the time of European colonisation of …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. State Parks 3.5 million people …

Endangered Species Act

Buzzwords Proposed rule (download): “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) propose to revise portions of our regulations that implement section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The proposed revisions to the regulations clarify, interpret, and implement portions of the Act concerning the …

Wild Ireland

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ireland – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Parks Ireland has 6 National Parks and 78 Nature Reserves designated under the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000 and various …

Wild Ecuador = Ecuador Silvestre

Photo Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ecuador – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Ministerio del Ambiente Ecuador http://www.ambiente.gob.ec Flickr YouTube Facebook @Ambiente_Ec @Marcelo_MataG Headlines Una reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El Comercio Perú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de …

Crocodiles

Photo: Petros K Crocodile = a large predatory semi-aquatic reptile with long jaws, long tail, short legs, and a horny textured skin, using submersion and stealth to approach prey unseen Artwork Embedded Tweets CROCODILE WARNING – CABLE BEACH, BROOMECable Beach remains closed today to swimming and water based activities after a crocodile was sighted yesterday. …

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week the last week of August. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek 2019 We’re at @14HenriettaSt for the launch of #NationalHeritageWeek. Taking place from 17th to 25th of August, it will showcase the joy, diversity and accessibility that can be found within #Ireland’s rich #heritage, and this year’s theme is Pastimes | Past Times. …

Bison

Photo: Denver Bison entered the Americas through the landbridge from Siberia during an Ice Age. – Wikipedia Celebrations National Bison Day is the first Saturday in November. Hashtag: #NationalBisonDay Elsewhere on the Web http://storyofthebison.com/tatankaaboutbison.html https://www.wcs.org/get-involved/updates/senate-passes-bison-day-resolution Headlines https://deadspin.com/bison-gets-irritated-by-tourists-tosses-child-into-obl-1836670446 Bison are Back – The Conversation https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/12/how-native-american-tribes-are-bringing-back-the-bison-from-brink-of-extinction http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/06/us/utah-bison-herd/index.html Embedded Tweets The National Park Service has released a guide …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. New Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks National Parks and Monuments Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National Park Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument …