International Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

Logo The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) challenges everyone to massively scale up restoration efforts that breathe new life into our degraded ecosystems. Also see: Ecosystem restoration Key Linksonebigrobot.com/IUCNdecadeonrestoration.orgiucn.org – international decades Questions What are the relevant hashtags? What are the connections among the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and the Decade of Indigenous …

15th Biodiversity COP (2021-2022)

Poster Kunming, China hosts a hybrid event, the 15th Biodiversity COP – cbd.int/meetings/COP-15 – with the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.” Delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hashtags: #COP15, #SBSTTA, #Post2020 The first part of the meetings took place virtually from October 11-15, 2021, with the second part …

Coronavirus, aka COVID19

Image: Covid19/Coronavirus Bingo Card #12 (Some rights reserved) Coronavirus = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals This page features rolling coverage from Planeta.com of key links, headlines, and other resources of the latest Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, characterized by the World Health Organization as …

January 2021 Insurrection in Washington, DC

Photo: National Guard, Virginia NG at the Capitol (Some rights reserved) Reflections on the January 2021 insurrection and riots in Washington, DC 2022 ReflectionsDonald Trump’s 6 January call logs show seven-hour gap – BBCThe Conspiracy Theory About January 6 and the FBI Doesn’t Make Any SenseHistorians Discuss Events of Jan. 6 on One Year Anniversary …

Strengthening sustainable tourism’s role in biodiversity conservation and community resilience, Motion 130

Logo Spotlight on the approved motion at this year’s IUCN Conference regarding travel and tourism: Motion 130 – Strengthening sustainable tourism’s role in biodiversity conservation and community resilience Latest version in this language:Version as sent to Plenary | Published on: 09 Sep 2021 CELEBRATING the value of wildlife and nature-based tourism in supporting communities around …

Harry Reid

Twitter Avatar Former Nevada US Senator Harry Reid died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Henderson on December 28, 2021, at the age of 82. Jon Ralston is writing a biography on Harry Reid for Simon and Schuster Marquee takeover at Las Vegas resorts to honor Senator Harry Reid Hosted Clean Energy Summits Key …

Biodiversity 2021

Photo: William Cho, Red Ant (Some rights reserved) Biodiversity fans, Planeta is a biodiversity-content-rich website highlighting the diverse natural world as well as our cultural connections and obligations. Check out our coverage of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the IUCN and other initiatives and institutions. This website is dedicated to efforts …

Christmas 2021

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Museum (Some rights reserved) Christmas 2021 celebrated around the world: HeadlinesMarvelous misunderstood mistletoeHow a strange bird from Mexico became a Christmas classic – BBCBart EhrmanLlegan turistas a la capital de Oaxaca para las fiestas navideñas EssayI am grateful. Let me say that in a quite hush. I am grateful for …