To celebrate International Biodiversity Day 2017, we thought to share a medley of conservation content that will (hopefully) bring a smile to your face and remind you of why we will continue being stewards of our planet. Let's begin with a video from Bruce Young, our Director of Species Science, who speaks on his favorite species in less than 1 minute:
Things to celebrate in biodiversity internationally:
PARAGUAY - Secretaria del Ambiente de Paraguay hosted an event commemorating today under the motto: "Biological Diversity and Sustainable Tourism" today
ARKANSAS - The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission recently closed on a 678.4-acre addition at Falcon Bottoms Natural Area (NA,) located in three counties in the Coastal Plain: Columbia, Lafayette, and Nevada.
PANAMA - La Asociación Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ANCON,) launches new campaign, "This is Panama," to raise awareness of the environment and its value, with a heartfelt reminder. Watch video here.
PENNSYLVANIA - The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program is co-hosting EYE Con (Experiencing Your Environment through Conservation) 2017 , a summer science camp to kindle student interest in conservation careers. Read more on Page 12 of their latest newsletter Wild Heritage News.
Colorado Natural Heritage Program's new graduates who helped with rare plant data entry and an endless pile of element occurrence records