Quokkas

Photo: Sam West (Some rights reserved) Quokka = Australian marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just off Perth, and also Bald Island near Albany, and in isolated scattered populations in forest and coastal heath between Perth and Albany. A small colony exists …

Wild Chile

Photo: Claudio Sepúlveda Geoffroy, Cada día un nuevo amanecer (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Chile – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. BackgroundChile made great strides in land and sea protections …

Whale Watching

Photo: Zach Dischner, Whale Tale at the Crack of Dawn (Some rights reserved) Whale Watching = the practice of observing whales in their natural habitat HeadlinesIn the Absence of Cruise Ships, Humpbacks Have Different Things to SayJosé Truda Palazzo, Jr. – A Whale Watching Me – @TrudaOceans Videos Places Planeta

Bat Week

Photo: Andrea Janda, Malayan Flying Fox, aka Pteropus vampyrus (Some rights reserved) Bat Week – batweek.org – is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. Held in October, Bat Week is organized by a team of representatives from across the United States and Canada from conservation organizations and government departments. Hashtag: …

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Questions What would locals like others know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? …

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Logo The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies – coralcoe.org.au – undertakes research for sustainable use of coral reefs. Key Linkscoralcoe.org.auFacebook – [email protected] About the CentreThe ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies undertakes world-best integrated research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs. Funded in July 2005 under the Australian …

Koalas

Photo: Ron Mader, Koala in a tree / Arucaria Ecotours (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Bison

Photo: Rick Keen/USFWS, Mountain Prairie: Denver (Some rights reserved) Bison, national mammal of the USA Fun fact: bison entered the Americas through the land bridge from Siberia during an Ice Age. CelebrationsNational Bison Day is the first Saturday in November. Hashtag: #NationalBisonDay Elsewhere on the Webhttp://storyofthebison.com/tatankaaboutbison.htmlhttps://www.wcs.org/get-involved/updates/senate-passes-bison-day-resolution HeadlinesIt’s Bison, Not Buffalo. And Other American Bison Factshttps://deadspin.com/bison-gets-irritated-by-tourists-tosses-child-into-obl-1836670446Bison …

World Wildlife Day 2022

Poster World Wildlife Day takes place each year on March 3 and focuses global attention on the protection of biodiversity and wildlife. Hashtags: #WorldWildlifeDay, #DíaDeLaVidaSilvestre World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3rd, the date that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted in 1973. The …

Lizards

Photo: Renee Grayson, yellow-backed spiny lizard (Some rights reserved) Lizard = a reptile that typically has a long body and tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and a rough, scaly, or spiny skin Embedded Tweets Photos Artwork WikipediaLizardKomodo dragon Planeta.com