Cancelled – National Eucalypt Day: Nature Journaling Workshop with Paula Peeters

Photo: Brisbane City Council Cancelled. For friends in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Discover nature journaling amongst the eucalypts. Artist, ecologist, and writer Paula Peters (@paperbark_) leads a journey of artistic and empathetic creation in the city’s Botanic Gardens. In Australia March 23 is National Eucalypt Day and on March 21 the city of Brisbane hosts a …

Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center

Photo: Shawn Taylor, Snail Auburn, Alabama – The mission of the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve is to provide programs, experiences, nature trails and natural habitats for education, study and relaxation for students and citizens of all ages while creating an atmosphere of discovery and stewardship toward our natural world. Since its endowment to the …

Environmental Journalism

Poster 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 on …

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”. Definition from the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016: https://portals.iucn.org/congress/motion/077 Planeta.com IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 Nature Solutions

Biosphere

Buzzwords A biosphere reserve is an area proposed by its residents, ratified by a national committee, and designated by UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) program, which demonstrates innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature. The idea was proposed by Mexican scientist Enrique Beltran at the First World Conference on National Parks held …

Living Planet Report 2018

Report cover Recommended Reading: The 2018 Living Planet Report is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge. The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including …

Planetary Boundaries

Buzzwords Planetary boundaries is the central concept in an Earth system framework proposed by a group of Earth system and environmental scientists led by Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Will Steffen from the Australian National University. In 2009, the group proposed a framework of “planetary boundaries” designed to define a “safe operating …

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 …

Nature Links

Photo Links related to nature presented in somewhat random fashion: Agriculture Biodiversity Birds Coasts Climate Desert Earth Day Forests Greening Trade Insects Mountains Parks Plants Space Sustainable Development Trade Trees Turtles Water Weather Whales Wildlife Headlines http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/05/environmentally-friendly-green-living-ideas – @madeleinesix https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/06/29/fixating-or-brooding-on-things-take-a-walk-in-the-woods-for-real http://mel-talesofthecity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/unnatural-selection-sexism-in.html – @M_Z_Harrison E.O. Wilson explains why parks and nature are really good for your …