15th Biodiversity COP (2021-2022)

Artwork Montreal, Canada hosts a hybrid event, the 15th Biodiversity COP – cbd.int/meetings/COP-15 – December 5-17 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 …

Biodiversity 2022

Photo: Christopher Michel, Maui (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com’s Biodiversity 2022 is our curated reader featuring news, videos, and resources focusing on the fabric of life, aka biodiversity. We connect the natural and cultural worlds. This website is dedicated to efforts around the globe of valuing nature – local, regional, and global. Check out our coverage …

How can remote allies, friends, journalists, and others participate in #COP15?

Roofdog: Allies (Some rights reserved) Montreal, Canada hosts a hybrid event, the 15th Biodiversity COP – cbd.int/meetings/COP-15 – December 5-17 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 …

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Logo Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – ipbes.net – is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers. Key [email protected] ReportsGlobal Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Thematic Assessment of the Sustainable Use of …

Coral

Poster: @BioDivLibrary, Coral (Some rights reserved) Coral = a hard stony substance secreted by certain marine coelenterates as an external skeleton, typically forming large reefs in warm seas Spotlight TopicPlaneta.com celebrates coral reefs around the world and the people who do their best to protect them. We are curious: what are the financial values for …

Giraffes

Photo: lukas.b0 (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: 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 from 140,000 in the mid 1990s. About 68,000 giraffe remain in the wild according to International Fund for …

Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees

Photo: Ron Mader, Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Mexico is rich in temperate and tropical forests. The country possesses 1.3 percent of the world’s total forest resource, with one-quarter of Mexico’s total land area classified as forest lands. This guide is an introduction to the country’s forests and notable trees. Questions How successful are …

Pollinators

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Pollinator = A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower Also see: pollenizer, a plant that is a source of pollen for the pollination process Pollinator Week takes place each year in June.pollinator.org Embedded Tweets WikipediaPollinator …

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Mexico

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies (Used with permission) Publisher’s note: Major update in mid 2022. Many of the numbers are outdated. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kWH4UrMAWGB41T3e7 Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Sierra de Órganos (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Mexio – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Parks Features Wildlife Celebrations Government Agencies