Stones in the Road

INDEX: Communication – Cat Herding – Development AND Promotion –Certification – Financing – Continuity –Fatalism – Language – Seat Warmers –Small is beautiful – Politics – On the road again – Only the lonely – Greed–Centralization – Security – Fizzle – Myths< Good news! Today’s travelers are increasingly seeking ways of visiting places and people …

Captain’s Call: Australia’s Word of the Year

by Ron Mader Planeta.com’s favorite Word of the Year competition? Easily the one with online voting: Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year wisely waits until the start of the following year to assess what gained traction in the previous 12 months. What’s found on the deep dive are linguistic treasures and a snapshot not only of 2015 but of the …

Open Education Week 2016

March 7-11, 2016Open Education Week – @openeducationwk #openeducationwk For the past few years we have seen our colleagues laboring toward the goal of improving public awareness of biodiversity conservation, responsible travel and many other noble aspirations. There are heaps of academic programs for students. Why are we not enjoying the boom years of authentic ecotourism …

Preview: 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. To date the Conference of the Parties has held 12 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts). …

Greetings to all paying attention to #COP21

Greetings to all those paying attention to the Climate Change Conference #COP21. We’re asking how well the conference connects with remote participants and we want to know what’s taking place and what’s making news. This is a call for public facing with rewards and kudos forthcoming. Please share suggestions and comments below. Transcript: Hey world. …

Responsible Travel Week 2016

One of Planeta.com’s tentpole events, Responsible Travel Week manifests our commitment toward effective communication and collaboration. Responsible travel is not an ethical dilemma of whether to have fun or be responsible. We can do both! 2016 is the eighth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative conferencing. Back in 2000 we …

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Hawai‘i, USA hosts the IUCN World Conservation Congress September 1-10, 2016 Hashtag: #IUCNcongress Events are varied and include workshops, training and capacity-building sessions at the Conservation Campus, Posters and Knowledge Café sessions. Visit the Congress Website for the latest updates and information about the Congress. Held every four years, the IUCN Congress is the world’s …