15th Biodiversity COP (2021-2022)

Artwork Montreal, Canada hosts a hybrid event, the 15th Biodiversity COP – cbd.int/meetings/COP-15 – December 5-17 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 …

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Logo Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – ipbes.net – is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers. Key [email protected] ReportsGlobal Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Thematic Assessment of the Sustainable Use of …

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. Headlines¿A dónde ir para conocer los cuerpos de agua que caracterizan …

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 …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Sierra de Órganos (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Mexio – 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. Parks Features Wildlife Celebrations Government Agencies

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 …

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 …

Bioblitz

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) BioBlitz = Large scale event that engages large numbers of people with biodiversity, inviting the public to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring. During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; seeking, identifying and recording as many species as possible over a …

Water

Photo: UNDP, 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 Last Sunday in September is …