World Wildlife Day

Poster: Ron Mader, World Wildlife Day World Wildlife Day takes place each year on March 3 and focuses global attention on the protection of biodiversity and wildlife. 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 …

Biodiversity

Photo: Death Valley National Park 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. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! Planeta.com explores the nuances of our living planet. …

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Logo The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) – unep-wcmc.org – works with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet. The 100-strong international team are recognised leaders in their field and have unrivalled understanding of the …

Center for Biological Diversity

Logo Elsewhere on the Web: Center for Biological Diversity – biologicaldiversity.org Key [email protected] Ignite ChangeThe Center for Biological Diversity’s Ignite Change is a grassroots, coast-to-coast network of people ready to raise their voices everywhere it matters most: on the streets, in the halls of government, and in front of politicians, polluters and corrupt bureaucrats. Embedded …

This Week: #CoP17

September 24-October 5The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hashtags: #COP17 #CITESCOP17 This will be the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES held on the African continent since CITES came into force on 1 July 1975, but it will the first held …

Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary

Wordcloud Planeta.com is recapping the findings of the Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary. Participants from the seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services have been as busy as beavers, preparing a detailed ‘Summary for Policy Makers’ of the report, highlighting key messages, findings and options. Hashtags: …

14th Biodiversity COP (2018)

Photo: Eric Burgers, Yolanda Reef Egypt hosted the 14th Biodiversity COP November 11-29, 2018. Hashtags: #COP14  #EgyptCOP14 Planeta.com is updating this guide to the event, making requests of the organizers and participants and curating this Twitter moment. Suggestions and feedback are welcome as we reflect on the outcomes. Key Links http://www.cbd.int https://www.facebook.com/UNBiodiversity https://www.facebook.com/pg/UNBiodiversity/events/ https://www.facebook.com/events/2223389177938638 https://twitter.com/CristianaPascaP …

Protected Planet Report 2018

New Report: Protected Planet Report 2018 https://livereport.protectedplanet.net PDF Questions Are there any video presentations, interviews or conversations about the report? Is the report available in other languages? What other relevant reports are published online? About the report Protected Planet Reports are biennial landmark publications that assess the state of protected areas around the world. They …

Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas (2017)

Cover Recommended Reading: Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: Generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development. Report to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and IUCN, 2017. Authors: Anna Spenceley, Sue Snyman, Paul Eagles Launch of a new TAPAS Group publication at the UNWTO General Assembly Thursday, September 14, 5pm in …