Wild Nevada

Photo: Peter Prehn, Bristlecone at Great Basin NP, (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Nevada – the state’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. HeadlinesHow a fight over transgender rights derailed environmentalists in Nevada …

Wildlife Tourism

Photo: Lisa McNee, BLM, Buck Creek Watchable Wildlife Area (Some rights reserved) Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Questions = Preguntas Which are the recommended wildlife tourism options and which should be avoided? = ¿Cuáles son las opciones de turismo de vida silvestre recomendadas y …

Livestreaming: Royal Albatross Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Screenshot Aotearoa New Zealand– Royal Albatross Cam – doc.govt.nz/royalcam – streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. Hashtag: #RoyalCam The New Zealand Department of Conversation has maintained a webcam beside a Royal Albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula since 2016, providing a 24-hour live stream of …

World Tapir Day

Photo: Ray Morris, Tapir (Some rights reserved) April 27 is World Tapir Day, held to raise awareness about the four species of tapir that inhabit Central and South America and South East Asia. The first World Tapir Day was held in 2008. About World Tapir Day: The plight of tapirs is symbolic for the wider …

Wild France = France Sauvage

Photo: Bruno Jargot, Village of Arvieux (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild France – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Wikipedia: The national parks of France is a system of ten national …

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Questions What would locals like others know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? …

Bison

Photo: Rick Keen/USFWS, Mountain Prairie: Denver (Some rights reserved) Bison, national mammal of the USA Fun fact: bison entered the Americas through the land bridge from Siberia during an Ice Age. CelebrationsNational Bison Day is the first Saturday in November. Hashtag: #NationalBisonDay Elsewhere on the Webhttp://storyofthebison.com/tatankaaboutbison.htmlhttps://www.wcs.org/get-involved/updates/senate-passes-bison-day-resolution HeadlinesIt’s Bison, Not Buffalo. And Other American Bison Factshttps://deadspin.com/bison-gets-irritated-by-tourists-tosses-child-into-obl-1836670446Bison …

Sage Grouse

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS Mountain Prairie, Greater sage grouse (Some rights reserved) Once seen in great numbers across the West, greater sage-grouse have declined in number over the past century because of the loss of sagebrush habitats essential for their survival and had been candidate species for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Because of …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS/Emily Hassell, Joshua Tree (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild USA – the country’s biodiversity, parks and protected areas, wildlife, and the opportunities conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. We spotlight ecotourism warts and all in this 20th anniversary of the International Year of Ecotourism. Relevant additions and suggestions are …