Giraffes

Photo: lukas.b0 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 some 40 percent, to less than 80,000 from 140,000 in the mid 1990s. Its scattered range extends from Chad in the north …

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Logo CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) – cites.org – is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Key Linkscites.orgTrade [email protected] Embedded Tweets Background Widespread information nowadays about the …

Botanical Gardens

Buzzwords Botanical garden = garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. – Wikipedia Elsewhere on the Webbgci.org Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TexanInOzhttps://twitter.com/redbuttegardenhttps://twitter.com/KirstenboschNBGhttps://twitter.com/PretoriaGardenhttps://twitter.com/PublicGardens Photos Features Planeta.com

Biodiversity Links

Buzzwords Links related to biodiversity presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesBiodiversity Crisis Explained – VoxIf conservationists want business to be part of the solution, we also have to change – @mij_matt @unepwcmcDestrucción neta de biodiversidad – La JornadaNew biodiversity chief to UN Secretary-General wants biodiversity mainstreamedhttp://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/only-a-handful-of-countries-on-track-to-meet-their-biodiversity-goals.xmlhttp://biographic.com/posts/sto/the-shortfalls-of-biodiversity – @bioGraphic @pkareivahttp://abc.net.au/news/2016-12-28/landmark-changes-to-nsw-land-clearing-laws/8123918http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12747 –https://twitter.com/NatureEcoEvo/status/771299486064926721Assessing the Cost of Global Biodiversity …

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 Mexico’s forests and notable trees. The country boasts the highest number of pine and oak …

Flowers

Photo: Wattle Flower = Seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly colored corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals). QuotesEarth laughs in flowers.– Ralph Waldo Emerson Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses.– Alphonse Karr …

This Week: #CoP17

September 24-October 5The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hashtags: #COP17 #CITESCOP17 This will be the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES held on the African continent since CITES came into force on 1 July 1975, but it will the first held …