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, …

Europe’s Sources of Water: A Natural Journey

Photo: UNDP, Canyon Sunset New presentation from #EuroEco17 Peep Tobreluts: Nature Education and Heritage Interpretation. The video was streamed live on Facebook. Tobreluts Safranbolu Watersorce from Peep Tobreluts Many thanks to Peep for sharing this presentation online and to the organizers of the European Ecotourism Conference for organizing the event. Elsewhere on the Web https://viljandiallikad.wordpress.com   …

Lake Skadar

Photo: UNDP, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Developing story: SOS from activists warning of development threatening the environmental integrity of Europe’s Lake Skadar. Lake Skadar Background Lake Skadar is a freshwater lake on the borders of Albania and Montenegro. On the Montenegro side, the lake (Skadarsko Jezero) has been a protected national park since 1983, was added in …