Points of No Return #CRDseminar

The Colorado River District’s popular one-day Annual Water Seminar in Grand Junction, Colorado takes place Friday, September 15 , 9am-330pm at the Two Rivers Convention Center. The theme is “Points of No Return.” Cost of the seminar, which includes lunch, is $30 if pre-registered, $40 at the door. Hashtag: #CRDseminar Keynoting the lunchtime program will be …

Turning the Tide: Water in the Desert

Photo: Ron Mader, Historic Fifth Street School Announcing the September panel discussions, part of Building Las Vegas an initiative launched by UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Panel discussions take place at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 South 4th Street in Downtown Las Vegas. These events are free and open to the public. RSVP to attend. Hashtag: #BuildingLasVegas On Thursday, …

Chile Hosts International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4

Chile will host the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC4, which will be held in La Serena – Coquimbo September 4-8, 2017. Hashtag: #IMPAC4 The organizers are launching the official IMPAC4 Chile website that will provide the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) community, the basic information about the congress. The transdisciplinary nature of topics related to …

Easter Island’s New Protected Marine Area

Photo: MMAChile News from Chile’s environmental ministry: In a historic vote, Rapa Nui approved the creation of 700,000 km2 protected marine area in Easter Island. The announcement was made during the innaugural day of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4. Due to their isolation and little connection with other islands, Easter Island’s coral ecosystems have …

Hoover Dam

Photo: Ron Mader, Hoover Dam The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam and powerplant since 1937. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam. The dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Take US Highway 93 to Nevada State Route …

Mangrove Day

July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem: Coastal mangroves are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Current estimates indicate …

New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

New report: In June UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility to …

How do we value the Great Barrier Reef?

Recommended Reading: The Deloitte Access Economics has estimated the economic, social and iconic value of the Great Barrier Reef in a report  – At what price? The economic, social and icon value of the Great Barrier Reef – commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Among the take-aways: The Great Barrier Reef contributed $6.4 billion in …

Xochimilco

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the world to visit, …