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 …

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 …

Endemism

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Endemism = state of a species being native to a single defined geographic location, such as an island, state, nation, country or other defined zone WikipediaEndemism Planeta

Biodiversity Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Sydney Botanic Garden (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com 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 around …

Wild Horses

Photo: Peter Robbins/BLM (Some rights reserved) Wild Horse = an undomesticated horse Recommend Listening“Save a horse, hire a cowboy.” New bill aims to end helicopter use in wild horse roundupsUNR Professor Argues Wild Horses Hurting Nevada’s Ecosystem HeadlinesHow to stop slaughter and mass killing of America’s wild horses Embedded Tweets Planeta.com