Tourism, Parks and Protected Areas

Photo: Lake Mead NRA Visitors’ Center Tourism in parks and protected areas can be a boon to local conservation efforts or it can afflict biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Many travelers find meaningful encounters with nature in protected areas, but wilderness fans are often at a loss when figuring out where to go and how …

Turtles

Photo: Snorkeling Dives Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle Planeta.com Kemp’s Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) Wildlife

#HandsOffOurWildlife

Hashtags to watch: #HandsOffOurWildlife The campaign is supported by Green Girls in Africa https://greengirlsinafrica.com https://www.facebook.com/GreenGirlsAfrica https://twitter.com/GreenGirlAfrica Louise says that it’s time to bring about the necessary change to the tourism industry to make it a more responsible and fair for all, including wildlife in captivity. Louise writes on Facebook: Our #HandsOffOurWildlife campaign aims to create a greater awareness …

Wildlife Tourism Australia Conversations

Poster Planeta.com and Wildlife Tourism Australia are holding a series of video conversations in preparation for the 2018 Wildlife Tourism Conference. We will talk about what’s new in Tasmania and how this conference will connect and engage locals and visitors. We will be talking with with Ronda Green and members of Wildlife Tourism Australia. We …

Bats

Photo: Spider by Boris Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. – Wikipedia Embedded Tweets Advantages of being a #bathttps://t.co/SHMzL0HsvWFor a new column with @round_glass , an environment magazine by Grammy winner Ricky Kej pic.twitter.com/LY0bYQg4Ik — Rohan Chakravarty …

#cmscop12

The Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) is being held in Manila, the Philippines, from October 23-28, 2017 – the first time that the Convention on the CMS COP is held in Asia. The slogan for the conference is …

Bioblitz

Buzzwords BioBlitz = Large scale event that engages large numbers of people with biodiversity, inviting the public to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring. During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; seeking, identifying and recording as many species as possible over a specific time frame. Also …

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 …