Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares).  Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week the last week of August. 2021 dates: August 14-22. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the eventNational and local community organizations participate by organizing events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free highlight the abundance of great work that is carried out in …

Nature-Based Solutions

Buzzwords Nature-Based Solutions = actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits Hashtags: #NatureBasedSolutions, #NbS Definition from the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016: https://portals.iucn.org/congress/motion/077 Key LinksIUCN Global Standard for NbShttps://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/2020-020-En.pdfhttps://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/2020-021-En.pdf Questions What is the origin of “nature-based solutions?” …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

Protected Planet

Logo Protected Planet – protectedplanet.net – is the most up to date and complete source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities. It is managed by the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas …

Environmental Journalism

Photo: Alebrije Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on our living planet. Questions What are examples of quality environmental journalism? How has environmental journalism changed in the past 20 years? What is the future of environmental journalism? HeadlinesI work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle. – Vox Elsewhere …

Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CindoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities …

Birds

Photo: Puerto Escondido Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly Amazon.comThe Wonder of Birds<br /> Celebrations Species Webcams Places Planeta.com

Birdsong

Buzzwords Bird song = Musical vocalizations of birds, typically uttered by a male songbird in characteristic bursts or phrases for territorial purposes Recommended ListeningIs birdsong music? Appssongsleuth.com Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

City Parks

Photo: Henderson, Cornerstone Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are your favorites? What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and explore the natural world. Parks offer a respite from urban stress. Questions …