2016 Private Land Conservation Conference

National Private Land Conservation Conference November 24-25, 2016 The National Australia Bank (NAB) Arena Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Hashtag: #PLCConf16 Conference program Request for conference organizers and participants: If there are other relevant links, videos, presentations, please let us know. As the conference continues today, it would be awesome if someone could stream a talk or corridor conversation. …

December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13

Poster 10 days until the start of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (#COP13). Of note: December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13 (Mainstreaming Biodiversity) @RioPavilion #RioPavilion Background The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) will be held in Cancún, Mexico, December …

Tule Tree Festivities on #FacebookLive (2016)

Santa María del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico – Happy feast day, Tule! Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Rooted in the town of Santa María del Tule, the Tule Tree and its environs comprise a unique natural monument. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday …

Protected Planet Report 2016

Cover What we’re reading: Protected Planet Report 2016 In 2010, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2010-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It has since been endorsed by multiple Multilateral Environmental Agreements as a global framework for biodiversity. In 2015, the members of the United …

How to Tweet from the World Conservation Congress (2016)

Photo Held every four years, the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress will be the largest gathering of environmental policy makers since the Paris Climate Agreement and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and presents a major opportunity to start putting these deals into action. Hawai‘i hosts the event September 1-10, 2016. Hashtag: #IUCNcongress How to Tweet …

Great Barrier Reef! Today’s Eco Tweets (August 2016)

August 11 – Today’s eco tweets. News of the green and grey. Hashtags of note #ContingenciaAmbiental #EDSWildPlaces2016 #GreatBarrierReef #keepsquawtrue #LivingPlanetReport #LiveMonumental #Milkweed #WildForTheOwyhee: #ZMVM   View image on Twitter Follow Richard McLellan @RichardMcLellan Exploitation, habitat loss main threats to#biodiversity#LivingPlanetReport @LPI_Sciencehttp://assets.panda.org/downloads/wwf_lpr2014_low_res.pdf … 6:07 PM – 11 Aug 2016 22 Retweets 55 likes View image on Twitter Follow …

August 12 is World Elephant Day (2016)

August 12 is World Elephant Day. Hashtag: #WorldElephantDay To bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants, World Elephant Day was launched in 2012. Keep an eye on events around the world. @wrldelephantdayFacebook We’re celebrating by translating ‘World Elephant Day’ in other languages. Suggestions are welcome in the comments. Translating: World Elephant …

State of the World’s Plants (2016)

Just Published: State of the World’s Plants Download report (pdf) The report – prepared by Kathy J. Willis and Steve Bachman with contribution from 80 experts from the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London – provides, a first-time ever baseline assessment of our current knowledge on the diversity of plants on earth, the global threats these plants currently face, and …