Bad Day for Ecolodges

Photo @ Tropic Journeys in Nature It’s a bad day for ecolodges. Breaking news from the Global Ecotourism Network regarding closures of Ariaú Amazon Tower in Brazil and Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador. We will be posting updates and explainers for each. Abandoned should be the theme parks near radioactive sites, not the eco-minded, community-minded lodges in the wilderness. But here …

Be Safe Out There!!

June 1 (1230pm Las Vegas, 230pm Minneapolis, 330pm NYC). Be safe out there!! And is there an app for that? Don’t not travel — the whole world is not a red zone. In today’s world, be attentive and informed when traveling. Our #PlanetaTalks  #LocalTravelUSA hangout shared tips on the smart use of your smartphone when visiting unfamiliar …

State of the World’s Plants

Kew Gardens – State of the World’s Plants 2016 Just Published: State of the World’s Plants Download report (pdf) The report – prepared by Kathy J. Willis and Steve Bachman with contribution from 80 experts from the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London – provides, a first-time ever baseline assessment of our current knowledge on the diversity of plants on …

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

The latest UNESCO report on World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate was published this week, with a startling omission: At the request of the Government of Australia, references to Australian sites were removed from the Report (recent information about the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef is available on UNESCO’s website …

Las Vegas’ Civic Disaster – Jay Rosen #RJquestions

https://www.periscope.tv/spjlv/1BRJjlEjVBRKw Noted journalism outsider’s outsider Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) spoke in Las Vegas Thursday in the Greenspun Hall Auditorium (View in Google Maps) at University of Nevada Las Vegas on the civic disaster called the Review Journal. Yes, it’s a bother to figure out parking at UNLV, but this was one of the tickets of the year for …

Ethics Notebook

bananas Treat others the way they would like to be treated. – Platinum Rule It seems to me that if we can imagine the injustice, then we can imagine its opposite. – Paul Keating, (sampled in From little things big things grow) Virtus sola nobilitas (virtue is the only nobility) – Sir Charles Nicholson All …

This Week: #WorldRangerCongress in Colorado

This week the 8th World Ranger Congress takes place in Estes Park, Colorado and provide rangers and protected area professionals the opportunity to learn new skills, share knowledge, create lasting partnerships, and be inspired by their colleagues. The event takes place at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park May 21-26. Between 300 and 400 rangers are expected …

Re-Dedication of the Desert View Watchtower #nps100 #findyourpark

Breaking. This story is being updated. Grand Canyon, Arizona –The National Park Service (NPS) and its partners invite the public to a re-dedication ceremony at the Desert View Watchtower on Sunday, May 22, 2016. The ceremony, a National Park Service Centennial event, commemorates the grand re-opening and rededication of the Watchtower from a souvenir shop to …

Visit Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

This week the new road and contact station were formally inaugurated at the entrance toSloan Canyon National Conservation Area, making this one of most interesting wild places to visit on the weekends in the Las Vegas Lands. That’s saying a lot when there are so many options to #findyourpark along the Grand Circle. More about Sloan …