May 22 is Biodiversity Day

Artwork May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity.Hashtags: #BioDiversityDay #DíaDeLaDiversidadBiólogica #ForNature Key Linkscbd.int/[email protected] Questions = Preguntas Are there any commemorations this year for the 20th anniversary of the International Year of Ecotourism and the May 2002 Ecotourism Summit? = ¿Hay …

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 …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a mixed World Heritage Site and the world’s largest fully protected marine protected area. Size: Larger than the Gulf of Mexico and just smaller than the State of Alaska. The site is co-managed by federal and state …

Forests

Photo: Irene Mei, Carpathian mountains, Ukraine (Some rights reserved) Forest = a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth CelebrationsMarch 21 is the International Day of Forests Forests Planeta.com

Biodiversity Offsetting

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Biodiversity offsetting = system used predominantly by planning authorities and developers to fully compensate for biodiversity impacts associated with economic development, through the planning process Compensación de biodiversidad = sistema utilizado predominantemente por las autoridades de planificación y los desarrolladores para compensar completamente los impactos en la biodiversidad asociados con …

Tree Blindness

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Tree Blindness = Ignorance of trees Translating: Tree BlindnessCeguera de los árboles = Ignorancia de los árboles Games in the Natural World Talk to neighbors about the trees and flowers in their yards, on the street you share, and in nearby city parks.  If you don’t know the names, you …

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 …

Biodiversity Twitter

Image Spotlight on the individuals and institutions researching and conserving life on earth, aka biodiversity A Twitter List allows us to curate global accounts and voices with varied backgrounds and audiences. Presenting our Biodiversity Twitter List: A Twitter List by planetanews [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected] Planeta

International Day of Forests

Poster March 21 is the International Day of Forests. Hashtags: #InternationalDayOfForests, #DíaInternacionalDeLosBosques, #IntlForestDay The United Nations proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests. Starting in 2013, the day is observed each year to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees to all life on earth. Key Linksfao.org/international-day-of-forestsbanners/postersFlickr 2022 The theme for 2022 …

Snow Leopards

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library (Some rights reserved) October 23 is Snow Leopard Day. Hashtag:  #SnowLeopardDay Committed to raising awareness for the plight of an iconic species, the twelve Asian countries that are home to the cat made the initial declaration in 2014. Twitter MomentSnow Leopard Day Embedded Tweets Find the snow leopard Red List Snow …