Bears

Photo: Mike Wilson/BLM, Brown Bear Wikipedia: Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae. They are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the …

Eagles

Photo: Neil Mishler/USFWS, Bald Eagle Eagle = Common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae. HeadlinesU.S. bald eagle population has quadrupled since 2009 WikipediaEagleAccipitridae Planeta

Grasshoppers

Photo: San Jose del Progreso Wikipedia: Grasshoppers are a group of insects belonging to the suborder Caelifera. They are among what is probably the most ancient living group of chewing herbivorous insects, dating back to the early Triassic around 250 million years ago. Grasshoppers are typically ground-dwelling insects with powerful hind legs which allow them …

Elephants

Photo: Flowcomm, Elephants Wikipedia: Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. They are considered to be keystone species due to their impact on their environments. Questions What should we know about elephants? HeadlinesHow to Be an Elephant Friendly Tourist: …

Wild Ireland

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Ireland – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. ParksIreland has 6 National Parks and 78 Nature Reserves designated under the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000 and various older Acts. …

Birds

Photo: Puerto Escondido Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly Amazon.comThe Wonder of Birds<br /> Celebrations Species Webcams Places Planeta.com

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. HeadlinesA showdown in Nevada could …

Kangaroos

Photo: Tatters, Kangaroo and joey The kangaroo is one of Australia’s most iconic animals. There are more than 60 different species of kangaroo and their close relatives, with all kangaroos belonging to the super family Macropodoidea (or macropods, meaning ‘great-footed’). Australia’s Oldest Rock ArtOldest-known Australian rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo in the Kimberley, wasp nests …

Wild Ecuador = Ecuador Silvestre

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