Zoos

Zoo = an establishment that maintains a collection of wild animals, typically in a park or gardens, for study, conservation, or display to the public Accreditation https://www.whyanimalsdothething.com/how-to-understand-zoos-accrediation/ https://www.aza.org/accreditation http://zaa.org/accreditation https://www.sanctuaryfederation.org Planeta.com Wildlife Tourism Wildlife How to move a giraffe World Tapir Day

Wild Europe

Photo Spotlight on Europe’s biodiversity, parks and wildlife. This page is being updated in September 2018 after this year’s European Ecotourism Conference. Suggestions are welcome. Spotlight Tbilisi, Georgia Hosts European Ecotourism Conference #EuroEco18 Also check out our spotlight on europeanecotourism Lake District https://planeta.com/lake-district https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/09/lake-district-is-uks-first-national-park-to-win-world-heritage-status https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/09/lake-district-world-heritage-site-george-monbiot https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/02/lake-district-wildlife-desert-blame-wordsworth https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/15/the-lake-district-is-indeed-a-sheepwrecked-landscape January 2017: Spotlight on Lake Skadar Events June …

Giraffes

Photo: lukas.b0 The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all extant land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. in the past 15 years, the population has plummeted some 40 percent, to less than 80,000 from 140,000 in the mid 1990s. Celebrations World Giraffe Day Embedded Tweets Meet the 4 …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 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 Australia, there …

Threatened Species Day

Hashtags September 7 is Threatened Species Day in Australia. Hashtag: #ThreatenedSpeciesDay Threatened Species Day is 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. It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past and …

Giraffes Links

Photo: Dana Wilson/BLM, Burning Man 2014 Links related to giraffes Recommended Listening Giraffes – the forgotten megafauna – Conservationists are putting renewed energy into saving the giraffe, whose population has plummeted by 40 percent in just 16 years… there are just 80 thousand left. This rapid loss has prompted the creation of the Giraffe Conservation …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mountain-Prairie Region

Elsewhere on the Web For Follow Friday, I heartily recommend the tweets and photos from the Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Key Links https://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie https://www.facebook.com/USFWSMountainPrairie https://www.youtube.com/usfws https://twitter.com/USFWSmtnprairie Twitter Profile Follow us for info & updates about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in UT, CO, KS, NE, WY, MT, ND, …

Turtles Links

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Hatchlings News and resources related to turtles presented in somewhat random fashion Oaxaca 2018 https://www.nvinoticias.com/nota/99939/hallan-mas-de-300-tortugas-muertas-atrapadas-en-trasmallo-de-barco-en-costas-de-oaxaca https://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/mueren-mas-de-100-tortugas-atrapadas-en-redes-en-oaxaca/1261302 http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/estados/mueren-300-tortugas-en-costas-de-oaxaca Some 300 turtles die trapped in fishing nets off Oaxaca coast Question What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Tortoises and turtles are both reptiles, but turtles can swim and tortoises are land …

Elk

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS, Elk at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Wikipedia: The elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose (Alces …