Wild Nevada

Photo: Peter Prehn, Bristlecone at Great Basin NP, (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Nevada – the state’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. HeadlinesHow a fight over transgender rights derailed environmentalists in Nevada …

Wildlife Tourism

Photo: Lisa McNee, BLM, Buck Creek Watchable Wildlife Area (Some rights reserved) Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Questions = Preguntas Which are the recommended wildlife tourism options and which should be avoided? = ¿Cuáles son las opciones de turismo de vida silvestre recomendadas y …

Livestreaming: Royal Albatross Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Screenshot Aotearoa New Zealand– Royal Albatross Cam – doc.govt.nz/royalcam – streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. Hashtag: #RoyalCam The New Zealand Department of Conversation has maintained a webcam beside a Royal Albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula since 2016, providing a 24-hour live stream of …

World Tapir Day

Photo: Ray Morris, Tapir (Some rights reserved) April 27 is World Tapir Day, held to raise awareness about the four species of tapir that inhabit Central and South America and South East Asia. The first World Tapir Day was held in 2008. About World Tapir Day: The plight of tapirs is symbolic for the wider …

Birding

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library (Some rights reserved) Birding = the observation of birds in their natural habitats as a hobby Questions What are the latest studies, reports, and videos regarding birding? = ¿Cuáles son los últimos estudios, informes y videos sobre la observación de aves? How has the birding community changed in the past 10 …

Penguins

Photo: Ron Mader, Christchurch (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galápagos penguin, found north of the equator. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and …

Axolotl

Photo: Ron Mader, Breeding Center (Some rights reserved) Axolotl = Mexican salamander that in natural conditions retains its aquatic larval form throughout life but is able to breed Also spelled: ajolote HeadlinesThe animal that’s everywhere and nowhere February 1 National Day in Mexico. Hashtag: #DíaNacionalAjolote Webinar: El Ajolote una especie endémica de México, su hábitat …