Snow Leopards

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library 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 Red List Snow Leopard Trust: We do know that the …

Pacific Flyway

Photo: BLM, Flyway The Pacific Flyway is a major north-south flyway for migratory birds in Americas, extending from Alaska to Patagonia. Every year, migratory birds travel some or all of this distance both in spring and in fall, following food sources, heading to breeding grounds, or traveling to overwintering sites. Elsewhere on the Webfws.gov: The …

Wild China

Wordcloud: Biodiversity Conservation in China Planeta.com launches our guide to Wild China – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism / conscious / local / responsible travel. Feedback and notes are welcome. Kunming, China hosts the 15th Biodiversity COP with the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for …

Wild Chile

Chile Flag What would locals like others know about biodiversity, parks, and wildlife in Chile? Spotlighting online info and relevant resources in English and Spanish: Background Chile made great strides in land and sea protections in 2017, expanding the country’s national park system by more than 3.3 million acres. Headlines https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/19/chile-route-of-parks-beauty-patagonia Parksconaf.cl/noticias/[email protected]_minagriYouTube Ruta de los …

Platypus

Photo: Brisbane City Council Platypus = a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal which frequents lakes and streams in eastern Australia. It has a sensitive pliable bill shaped like that of a duck, webbed feet with venomous spurs, and dense fur HeadlinesPlatypus in peril as national range shrinks a quarter in three decades Embedded Tweets WikipediaPlatypus Planeta.com

Wild Asia

Photo Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Asia – the region’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Asia? 2021 HeadlinesThe Toll of Tourism: Can Southeast Asia Save Its Prized Natural …

Crocodiles

Photo: Petros K Crocodile = a large predatory semi-aquatic reptile with long jaws, long tail, short legs, and a horny textured skin, using submersion and stealth to approach prey unseen Artwork Embedded Tweets WikipediaCrocodile Planeta.com

Wild Ecuador = Ecuador Silvestre

Photo: David Ceballos, Desfiladero de Papallacta Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Ecuador – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. HeadlinesUna reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El ComercioPerú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de Biosfera binacional de Sudamérica (Peru and Ecuador …

Mexico’s Bats

Photo: US Department of Agriculture, Vampire Bat VideoUniversity of Mexico Professor of Ecology Rodrigo Medellin travels deep into the Yucatan rainforest to research and photograph two rare carnivorous species of Vampire bat. Rodrigo Medellinhttp://web.ecologia.unam.mx/medellinhttps://www.instagram.com/rodrigomedellin1223/https://twitter.com/rodrigomedellin Photos Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Bats Links

Photo: Spider by Boris Links related to bats presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhite-nose syndrome is quietly killing millions of batshttp://passporttotexas.org/busting-myths-about-batsMauritius to kill 18,000 threatened native bats in ‘disgraceful’ cull – MongabayBat removal in Charters Towers in north Queensland goes off with a bang [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] FacebookAustralasian Bat Society FlickrBatsLIVE broadcast Moment#BatWeek 2017 Recommended ListeningGive …