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 …

Sharks, Parks and Whales

LIVE WEBCAST! Divers for Sharks and partner organizations hosts a side-event at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) to discuss NON-EXTRACTIVE uses of marine wildlife and Marine Protected Areas. If you are not in Cancún, tune in for the live webcast on the Divers for Sharks’ Facebook Page page Tuesday …

CITES COP 18 #citescop18

Parties at CITES #CoP17 accepted offer by Government of Sri Lanka to host CITES‘ #CoP18 in 2019. Embedded Tweets Parties at CITES #CoP17 accepted offer by Government of Sri Lanka to host @CITES #CoP18 in 2019 pic.twitter.com/iQCbk3IGXE — CITES (@CITES) October 4, 2016 Wondering where the #lions will be at #CoP18 #CITESCOP18https://t.co/YraUXJfjfM @CITES @John_CITES @CBDNews @IUCN_CEC #biodiversity …

September 24 is National Public Lands Day in the USA #npld #NationalPublicLandsDay

September 24, 2016 is National Public Lands Day in the USA. What this means for nature and biodiversity plans are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors. Online, it’s a feast of eco-minded inspiration and introductions from across the country. Keep an eye on the hashtags #npld #NationalPublicLandsDay. Key Links http://www.publiclandsday.org Questions What is the history …

August 12 is World Elephant Day

August 12 is World Elephant Day. To bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants, World Elephant Day was launched in 2012. Keep an eye on events around the world. Twitter: @wrldelephantday Hashtag: #WorldElephantDay Facebook: facebook.com/worldelephantday We’re celebrating by translating ‘World Elephant Day’ in other languages. Suggestions are welcome in the comments. Translating: …

World Celebrates its own Environment Day (2016)

June 5 is World Environment Day, the largest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. Curiously, this is a little known, big celebration, engaging millions across the globe through events on the ground in 70+ countries. Every year, participants, young and old, organize clean up campaigns, art exhibits, tree-planting drives, concerts, dance recitals, recycling drives, …

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Saturday, May 14, the refuge celebrates its 80th anniversary, having first opened May 20, 1936. The much newer visitors’ center hosts the celebration from 9am-1pm. There will be a bird hike, guided walks, cake and more. Free for everyone. Our questions – what is the status of the refuge and how land may or may not …

The tour operator’s dilemma: Keeping the customer happy while not disturbing the wildlife

Photo: Wildlife Information Centre This essay by Ronda J Green is excerpted from a presentation at the 2002 International Ecotourism Conference in Cairns. A traveller almost always has limited time and limited money and is looking for quality experiences within those constraints. Wildlife tour operators have to deliver these quality experiences. In this competitive world …