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 …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Photo: Semarnat, Contacto con la naturaleza Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Mexico. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Features Parks Government Agencies Wildlife Celebrations Planeta.com

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week in late 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 all communities …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …

Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT)

Logo Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) – gob.mx/semarnat – is Mexico’s federal secretariat for the environment and natural resources. The secretariat is charged with the mission of protecting, restoring, and conserving the ecosystems, natural resources, assets and environmental services of Mexico with the goal of fostering sustainable development. Key Linksgob.mx/[email protected][email protected]_Luisa_AG Que hacemos …

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 …

Botanical Gardens

Buzzwords Botanical garden = garden where plants are grown for display to the public and often for scientific study Elsewhere on the Webbgci.org – Forum – @bgci [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@ANBG (Canberra) FacebookRed Sudamericana de Jardines Botánicos – VideosAsociación Mexicana de Jardines BotánicosArboretum Cholul Melbourne Sonica Botanica – soundcloud Embedded Tweets WikipediaBotanical garden Features Planeta.com

Department of Conservation New Zealand

Logo Department of Conservation New Zealand – doc.govt.nz – is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Key Linksdoc.govt.nz2020conservation [email protected] HeadlinesProtect and promote: Can DOC really do both? – Belinda McCammon/RadioNZ @BelMcCammon @insightrnz @radionz ConcessionsPlea to fix DOC concessions system Background Work is organized around five outcomes: the diversity of …

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?” …

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 …