Cheetahs

Photo: Ray Morris (some rights reserved) The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. It is the fastest land animal. – Wikipedia Embedded Tweets Elsewhere on the WebCaptive Bred Cheetahs – an epidemic in South Africa? December 4 Celebrationsinternationalcheetahday.com – …

Pangolins

Photo: Ajit Huilgol/USFWS, Manis crassicaudata Pangolin = an African and Asian mammal that has a body covered with horny overlapping scales, a small head with elongated snout, a long sticky tongue for catching ants and termites, and a thick, tapering tail HeadlinesCoronavirus should be a wake-up call to our treatment of the animal worldMystery deepens …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Nevada – 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. HeadlinesLet’s rebuild our outdoor recreation economy – Jacky Rosen/RGJGrowth at what cost? @danagentrylvA showdown in Nevada could …

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 …

World Wildlife Day

Poster: Ron Mader, World Wildlife Day (some rights reserved) World Wildlife Day takes place each year on March 3 and focuses global attention on the protection of biodiversity and wildlife. What’s next? The theme for World Wildlife Day 2022 is “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration“ World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3rd, the …

Wild Australia

Hashtags Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Australia – 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. Hashtag: #WildOz 2021 Biodiversity Conferencetwitter.com/i/events/1438542649527443466 Acoustic Labacousticobservatory.org Key Links: Parks AustraliaParks AustraliaNational [email protected]_Australia Recommended ListeningIf you’re not already listening to …

Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Jacob W. Frank/NPS, Bison Crossing the Road (Public domain) On March 1, 2022 Yellowstone National Park will celebrate its 150th birthday. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, creating the world’s first national park. Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/R3ptxxvMVYrjnT8i8 HeadlinesYellowstone had 1m visitors in July …

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Photo: theilr, Moonrise (Some rights reserved) Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and the Fourth of July. Bosque del Apache seasonally offers FREE guided tours. Sign up in the visitor center. Key Linkshttps://www.fws.gov/refuge/bosque_del_apachehttps://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147581678 Google Maps Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Wild Perú = Perú Silvestre

Peru flag Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Peru – 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. Key Linksminam.gob.pegob.pe/[email protected] Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP) Motto: “Nuestra Naturaleza. Nuestro Desarrollo”[email protected] Reserva Nacional …

Butterflies

Photo: Ron Mader, Human Butterfly Butterfly = a nectar-feeding insect with two pairs of large, typically brightly colored wings that are covered with microscopic scales. Butterflies are distinguished from moths by having clubbed or dilated antennae, holding their wings erect when at rest, and being active by day. Wikipedia: Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran …