Can ecotourism get its groove back?

Can ecotourism get its groove back? For 20+ years Planeta.com has been the Global Journal of Practical Ecotourism. We’ve been covering the subject warts and all since 1994. During this time …. we’ve been tracking a decline and perhaps a fatigue when it comes to the word ‘ecotourism.’ As much as I like and value my interpretation …

Be Inspired! Patrick Ching at the Volcano Art Center

Our virtual tour of Hawai’i continues. On Thursday, September 8th, 7-9pm, Volcano Art Center presents Patrick Ching’s “Inspiration of a Hawaii Wildlife Artist.” Patrick is one of our favorite artists in the world and we would love to check out the Volcano Art Center whose tagline ‘Where People, Art & Nature Meet’ ticks all the boxes. …

Protected Planet Report

What we’re reading this week: Protected Planet Report 2016 In 2010, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2010-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It has since been endorsed by multiple Multilateral Environmental Agreements as a global framework for biodiversity. In 2015, the members of the …

Wishlist for the #IUCNCongress

We wish the very best of the World Conservation Congress! Here is our wishlist for the event. Translating into Spanish. Suggestions/corrections welcome! 1) We’d like to learn about conservation 2) We’d like the WCC to be a window into the IUCN 3) We’d like the WCC to be fully engaged via the social web Facebook, …

#NatureForAll at the #IUCNCongress

Working draft. Still editing and reworking the announcement from the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative #NatureForAll (NFA) will be launched at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawai’i September 2-10, 2016. More information, read the document here In the lead-up to the Congress NFA is reaching out to existing and new partners, …

Waking up and curating the World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i #IUCNCongress

woke Woke? This week we are waking up at the World Conservation Congress. We’ll also be storifyingfavorite tweets, pictures, artwork and fanart. Personally, I will not be in Honolulu which is a big reason why I’d love to see livestreaming video from Periscope or Facebook. There should be good ways to connect remote participants so …

Papahānaumokuākea

Friday President Obama issued a proclamation expanding Papahānaumokuākea, now the largest protected area on Earth! How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. More online Papahanaumokuakea.gov, its Facebook page and Twitter @HawaiiReef. Here’s the media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World …

How to Tweet from the World Conservation Congress #IUCNCongress

Held every four years, the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress will be the largest gathering of environmental policy makers since the Paris Climate Agreement and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and presents a major opportunity to start putting these deals into action. Hawai‘i hosts the event September 1-10, 2016. Hashtag: #IUCNcongress How to Tweet about …

Today in Sweden: Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi

Sweden – The Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi highlights and recognizes the Sami culture and various topics related to life in Sápmi. The event is organized by Nutti Sami Siida (a winner of the ITBW award!) and is being held this weekend (Aug 19-21) in Jukkasjarvi. For details, consult the original program and Nutti’s Facebook page. Here are the descriptions …