Wild Chile

Chile Flag What would locals like visitors to know about biodiversity, parks, and wildlife in Chile? Spotlighting online info and relevant resources in English and Spanish: Ruta de los ParquesRuta escénica de 2800 kms con 17 parques nacionales y más de 60 comunidades aledañas, donde la conservación es un motor para las economías locales. = …

Alligators

Poster: up to your ass in alligators Alligator = a large semiaquatic reptile similar to a crocodile but with a broader and shorter head, native to the Americas and China Elsewhere on the WebAlligator Sanctuary – Open 7 days a week, 12pm-4pm Embedded Tweets WikipediaAlligator Planeta.com

Wild China

China Flag Planeta.com continues to update this guide to Wild China – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. WildlifeChina’s rich and abundant flora and fauna is attributed to its diverse climate and geography. China is home to giant panda, Siberian tiger, Yangtze river …

Tasmanian Tiger

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library/ E. Lloyd (1896): Tasmanian Tiger The thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped lower back) or the Tasmanian wolf. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea, it is believed to have become extinct in the …

World Giraffe Day

Poster: Giraffe in Downtown Las Vegas World Giraffe Day – giraffeconservation.org – is an annual event initiated by Giraffe Conservation Foundation (@Save_Giraffe) to celebrate the longest-necked animal on June 21, the longest day or night of the year (depending on which hemisphere you live). Hashtag: #WorldGiraffeDay This annual event creates awareness, raises support and sheds light …

Koalas

Photo: Koala in a tree / Arucaria Ecotours The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia found in coastal areas of the mainland’s eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Recommended Listening: Late Night Live The frontline of koala conservation – The koala is listed …

Monarch Butterflies

Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Monarch on the milkweed The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. Headlines‘A cause for worry’: Mexico’s monarch butterflies drop by 26% in yearHow a poisonous plant became breakfast, lunch and dinner for monarchshttps://qz.com/1480192/monarch-populations-in-the-us-west-are-down-86-this-yearEavesdropping on Monarchs – @robflute Center for Biological Diversity CampaignSave Western Monarch Butterflies#MonarchEmergency …

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 …