Wild Brazil (Brasil Selvagem)

Brazil Flag Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Brazil. This page curates relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites, and world heritage sites across the country. Helpful comments and suggestions are welcome. HeadlinesProposed Legislation to Mine Brazil’s Indigenous Lands Will Threaten Amazon Forests and Their Valuable Ecosystem ServicesBolsonaro’s Indigenous land …

Minerals

Photo: Denisbin, Jeff Morgan Panorama Gallery (Flinders) Mineral = a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence HeadlinesVintage UK illustrations of rocks and minerals repurposed as a cool poster and interactive site – Boing Boing Elsewhere on the WebBritish and Exotic Mineralogy WikipediaVermiculite Planeta

Rewilding

Buzzwords Rewilding = Large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species ElsewhereRewilding Europe – Facebook – @RewildingEuropeRewilding Institute – Facebookhttps://rewildingaustralia.org.au – @RewildingOZ HeadlinesHow the Soviet Union’s end sparked a grand rewildinghttp://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/15/rewilding-britain-launches-with-the-aim-of-restoring-uks-lost-wildlife-and-habitatshttp://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/rewilding-projects-aim-to-turn-back-clock-on-environment-1.2834241rewilding-made-simplemy-manifesto-rewilding-worldhttp://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/trust-chief-executive-speaks-on-rewilding – @JonnyEcology [email protected]@[email protected] Recommended ListeningRewilding – Bears and …

Sharks Links

Buzzwords Links related to sharks presented in somewhat random fashion: [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] Headlineshttp://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/study-finds-florida-sharks-worth-much-alive-dead/http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v567/p173-184 – https://twitter.com/seadarcy/status/841333834360614912http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/12/how-the-ancient-maya-brought-sharks-to-the-jungleSecret Life of SharksCITES is a Conservation Organization…not a Trade Organization! – Shark Research Institutehttp://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/sharks-go-missing-in-gansbaai-1977297The truth about sharks: Far from being ‘killing machines’, they have personalities, best friends and an exceptional capacity for learningThe power of God in nature: shark! Cage DivingSharks …

Coral

Poster: @BioDivLibrary, Coral 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 reef tourism? What …

Asteroid Day

Photo: European Space Agency, Crater in False Color Asteroid Day brings people from around the world together to learn about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from asteroid impacts. It takes place on June 30, the anniversary of the largest …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, …

Rocks

Photo: Yosemite Rock = the solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil or oceans HeadlinesVintage UK illustrations of rocks and minerals repurposed as a cool poster and interactive site – Boing Boing Elsewhere on the WebBritish and Exotic Mineralogy …

Light

Buzzwords Light alters its color according to the chemical composition of the matter that emits, reflects or absorbs it Elsewhere on the Weblight2015.org May 16lightday.orgfacebook.com/IDL2019 Recommended ListeningJames Clerk Maxwell – poet, mathematician and the father of light – Maxwell proposed his theory of electromagnetism. It allows us to enjoy radio, television, mobile phones and more. …