Tree Blindness

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Tree Blindness = Ignorance of trees Translating: Tree BlindnessCeguera de los árboles = Ignorancia de los árboles Games in the Natural World Talk to neighbors about the trees and flowers in their yards, on the street you share, and in nearby city parks.  If you don’t know the names, you …

Threatened Species

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Under the Endangered Species Act, a species may be listed as either threatened or endangered depending on their risk for extinction… The ESA defines a threatened species as “any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its …

IUCN Green List

Lingo Cards The IUCN is developing three Green Lists focusing on Protected and Conserved Areas, Species, and Ecosystems. The lists came about in response to a 2012 IUCN Resolution passed at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. Protected and Conserved AreasThe aim of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas is to recognize …

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 …

New Zealand’s Biodiversity Action Plan (2016)

Action Plan Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, Toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te tangata.If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive. The New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan expresses New Zealand’s commitment to stem the loss of biodiversity worldwide. The 2016-2020 Action Plan showcases some of the …