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 …

EO Wilson

Half Earth Logo Spotlight on EO Wilson and the EO Wilson Foundation Key Linkseowilsonfoundation.org Facebook [email protected] A Statement on E.O. Wilson and the Rushton Correspondence Half Earth Projecthalf-earthproject.org – Calendarthe-surprising-secret-life-of-beavers-and-why-they-matterbeautiful-cities-and-biodiversity Half Earth DayWatch-half-earth-day-2021-againHalf-earth-day-2020-highlights QuotesThe foundation for a new way of understanding the beautiful intricacy of our planet, and how we can best steward its enduring …

May 22 is Biodiversity Day

Artwork May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica) hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity.Hashtags: #BioDiversityDay #DíaDeLaDiversidadBiólogica #ForNature Key Linkscbd.int/[email protected] Questions = Preguntas Are there any commemorations this year for the 20th anniversary of the International Year of Ecotourism and the May 2002 Ecotourism Summit? = ¿Hay …

15th Biodiversity COP (2021-2022)

Poster Kunming, China hosts a hybrid event, the 15th Biodiversity COP – cbd.int/meetings/COP-15 – with the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.” Delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hashtags: #COP15, #SBSTTA, #Post2020 The first part of the meetings took place virtually from October 11-15, 2021, with the second part …

Biodiversity

Photo: Ron Mader, Death Valley Wildflowers (Some rights reserved) Biodiversity is the variety of all living organisms on earth. While the concept is as old as life itself, the term ‘biodiversity’ was coined in 1986. Those pioneering scientists died in 2021, just as the term ‘biodiversity’ gains unprecedented traction in the public eye. Ironically, we …

Wild Colombia (Colombia Silvestre)

Photo: Luis Pérez, Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Colombia – 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. HeadlinesRecall of the wild: South America’s new era of nature-led tourism …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset (Some rights reserved) Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms CelebrationsFebruary 2 World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day June 8 World Oceans Day …

Desert Notebook

Photo: Neal Wellons, Joshua Trees (Some rights reserved) It is the rare storm that penetrates the Sonoran Desert. What litle precipitation does fall comes as a rule from December to March as gentle rains from Pacific weather disturbances, or in late July and August as violent thunderstorms.– John Alcock, Sonoran Desert Spring The humans who …

World Wildlife Day

Poster: Ron Mader, World Wildlife Day (some rights reserved) World Wildlife Day takes place each year on March 3 and focuses global attention on the protection of biodiversity and wildlife. What’s next? The theme for World Wildlife Day 2022 is “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration“ World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3rd, the …

Biodiversity Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Sydney Botanic Garden (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is a biodiversity-content-rich website highlighting the diverse natural world as well as our cultural connections and obligations. Check out our coverage of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the IUCN and other initiatives and institutions. This website is dedicated to efforts around …