Wild USA

The United States has a long history of conservation.       Wiki Planeta Wiki features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world.  http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa Slideshare Go Wild: Engaging Conservation Champions in the USA from ron mader

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Wetlands Park is relatively new, and old-timers in Vegas (those here for 30+ years) remember when it was a lowly wash/trash …

Heart of the City Conference

Calgary, Canada – Monday, March 6 join the livestream of Park People’s Heart of the City Conference, Canada’s first-ever gathering of national city park champions. Learn from leaders shaping the future of city parks across North America. Access the stream online https://live.hosted.events/Heartofthecity Heart of the City is hosted by Park People (@Park_People ) an independent charity that builds …

Bark in the Park

March 4 Bark in the Park,10am-2pm, Cornerstone Park Henderson, Nevada hosted the 14th annual Bark In the Park, a celebration of our canine friends with dozens of informational and vendor booths and lots of beautiful dogs needing forever homes.  Facebook event page It’s a refreshing change of pace for dog lovers, with plenty of bowls …

New Zealand’s Roadmap for Conservation and Environment Science

New Zealand’s government released its conservation and environment science priorities for the next 20 years in a new Roadmap. The full list of priorities is in the Roadmap on the Ministry for the Environment website at: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/more/about-us/conservation-and-environment-science-roadmap. The Roadmap is produced by the Department of Conservation, Ministry for the Environment and the Office of the …

Te Matatini 2017

Photo: Te Matatini Society Incorporated, Poster Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017

Breaking: September 11-17 are the dates for the next Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017 The theme is ‘kia ora te reo Māori.’ Look for details online Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori​ http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz https://www.facebook.com/tetaurawhiri Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative intended …

February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Poster: Ron Mader, International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #imld17, #dilm17, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments …

#TurismoPropone

Sunday, February 19 Ecuador holds its general election. In advance of the public vote, Ecuadoran tourism pros held their own twitterchat (tuitazzo) with proposals for advancing tourism. Hashtag: #turismopropone Highlights: Medición del turismo en tiempo real con herramientas tecnológicas y no después de 3 años (measurement of tourism in real time with technological tools and not …

Share the love during responsible travel week

#please #share #love A few dozen participants from around the world are sharing their love of responsible travel in an ongoing online conversation this week (February 13-19). 2017 is the ninth year for Responsible Travel Week and Planeta.com‘s 18th year of innovative conferencing. Participation is free and Pay What You Want (PWYW). Registration for Responsible Travel …