Conservation Week in New Zealand

New Zealand hosts its annual Conservation Week October 14-22 which encourages locals to “love your backyard.” Activities include planting natives, trapping pests, weeding and clean-ups. Do it yourself or join up with local community groups. Hashtag: #lovemybackyard Conservation Week events are organised across Aotearoa. These events provide opportunities to join in, get active and show love …

Wisconsin

Photo: Courtney Celley/USFWS Midwest, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Wisconsin borders two of the five Great Lakes and four states (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota). Food Known as ‘America’s Dairyland,’ Wisconsin is famous for cheese. The state’s Swiss and German migrants brought recipes for all sorts of smoked meats and cheeses. Specialties include bratwurst. Farmers’ markets …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 is National Bilby Day in Australia and celebrations take place in Beaudesert, Queensland at the Visitor Information Centre on Enterprise Drive. All ages, free entry from 12:30-430pm. Also on Sunday September 10th, 13-year-old Robert Irwin – son of conservation champions Steve and Terri Irwin – will receive the prestigious …

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 …

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

Heritage Week in Ireland

Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week August 19-27 with the motto “Discover the past. Build the future.” Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the event Each year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout Ireland. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance …

#30DaysWild

Know your hashtags: #30DaysWild The UK’s month-long nature challenge held in June. Join in and do something wild every day for a month and post the photos on Twitter with the hashtag. Anyone can sign up to take part with Random Acts of Wildness. Those with addresses in the UK can request information packets. Information is available …

Australia State of Environment 2016

Recommended Reading: Australia’s State of the Environment Key Links https://soe.environment.gov.au https://soe.environment.gov.au/download/reports More online the CSIRO blog Questions Is it possible to download the entire report as a single file? What sort of feedback would be useful to the State of the Environment report? What would locals like to visitors to know about Australia’s environment? Executive …