15th Biodiversity COP (2021-2022)

Poster Kunming, China hosts 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 will take place virtually from October 11-15, 2021, with the second part reconvening in …

Improving Biodiversity Media

Screenshot It’s a challenge for all websites to move with the times, figure out new modes of collaboration and education. Having focused on biodiversity conservation and tourism dos and don’ts since 1995, Planeta.com has documented numerous events and led on-site workshops. I would like to update our guide to improving biodiversity media. = Es un …

Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees

Photo: Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca 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 reforestation efforts? = ¿Que exitosos …

Botanical Gardens

Buzzwords Botanical garden = garden where plants are grown for display to the public and often for scientific study Also see: garden tour Questions = Preguntas Is there a directory of botanic gardens that are free and open to the public? = ¿Existe un directorio de jardines botánicos que sean gratuitos y abiertos al público? …

Half Earth Day 2021

Poster October 22 is Half Earth Day. A virtual summit is free and open to all. Hashtag: #halfearthday2021 Leave no species behind. Background half-earthproject.org: Half-Earth Day® brings together people from around the world and across disciplines to share their unique perspectives and thought leadership on how we can work together to achieve the goal of …

Wombats

Image: BHL, Wombat Wombat = short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials native to Australia. CelebrationsOctober 22 is World Wombat Day, hashtag #WorldWombatDay HeadlinesScientists unravel secret of cube-shaped wombat faeces Recommended ListeningCube-shaped wombat poo – Have we finally figured out how wombats make cube-shaped poo!? YouTube Elsewhere wombatfoundation.com.au premcab.sa.gov.au/emblems/wombat1.htmhttp://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/june2006http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/airplay/death-of-a-wombat/3065644rocklilywombats.com – https://www.facebook.com/Rocklilywombatshttp://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/04/why-do-wombats-do-cube-shaped-poos Twitter MomentWombats have square poop and backwards …

Biodiversity Digitization: Celebrating a Decade of Progress

Logo Recapping the September 22-23 Virtual Event: Biodiversity Digitization: Celebrating a Decade of Progress. Hashtag: #biodigi2021 Key Linksidigbio.orgprerecorded [email protected] Questions Will the videos be available for on-demand viewing? Yes To what degree is there overlap among participants at this virtual event and the upcoming Biodiversity COP15?  Are there collaborative notes? Yes Videos Session 1 ‘User …

Bats

Photo: Duncan PJ, Grey headed flying fox 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 Videos Artwork / Cue Yourself Photos Planeta.com

Biodiversity Links

Lingo Cards What would insiders like others know about biodiversity? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Society for the Preservation of Natural History CollectionsThe Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections – spnhc.org – “is an international society whose mission is to improve the preservation, conservation and management of natural history collections …