US/ICOMOS 2017 Annual Report

Just in time for World Heritage Day, US ICOMOS has released its annual report of accomplishments in 2017. Key Links http://www.usicomos.org http://www.usicomos.org/see-what-we-accomplished-together-in-2017/ http://www.usicomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/USICOMOS_2017AnnualReport_Web.pdf https://twitter.com/usicomos Tweets by usicomos Excerpt: Advocacy Because of the wide range of challenges and disruptions taking place to effective heritage conservation in the US in 2017, US/ICOMOS has found it necessary to …

Milkshake Duck

Buzzwords Milkshake Duck = A person who is initially viewed positively by the media but is then discovered to have something questionable about them. Macquarie Dictionary As fans of Word of the Year declarations, we are indebted to the Macquarie Dictionary not only for summing up 2017 but setting in motion a critical awareness for the …

Radish Night 2017

Poster: Uriel Barranc Oaxaca City, Mexico – 2017 is the 120th iteration of the annual Noche de Rábanos, aka Radish Night, which takes place on Saturday, December 23 in the downtown zócalo. This is a horticultural pageant, testimony to agriculture and folk art. Who to follow on Twitter? @cortv, @TurismoCdOax Hashtags: #120Años #EchandoRaíces #NocheDeRábanos #RaícesQueDejanHuella Livestreaming CORTV is livestreaming a three-hour recap …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Edible Scat for the Holidays

Online shopping and shipping is not an available option, but hand-crafted edible excrement that mimics the poo of native animal species is available direct from the Natural Lands Trust. Teenage volunteers who have attended education programs at Crow’s Nest Preserve for many years and are now looking for ways to give something back and making …

Planeta.com’s Spotlight Award

2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Planeta.com opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading the way. We are seeking examples …

Las Vegas Strong

Las Vegas – October 1, 2017 marked the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Other outlets have more details of the attack, and we are keeping an eye on developments and the responses to this tragedy. The death toll from an attack on a Las Vegas Strip country music concert has risen to 59 people …

Montreal Hosts #sbstta #wg8j10

Publisher’s Note: Developing Story to be updated during and after the event Montreal – The Twenty-first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-21) hosts more than 500 delegates from around the world meet this week. The discussion spotlights Indigenous peoples and local communities’ contributions to the Convention on Biological Diversity …