World Environment Day 2017

Photo: James Wheeler, Moraine Lake June 5 is World Environment Day, the largest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. Mark your calendar! Hashtags:#WorldEnvironmentDay, #WithNature Curiously, this is a little known big celebration, simply off the radar for those not in the know until it’s already over. Internationally the event engages people across the globe in 70+ countries. …

Canada

Photo: James Wheeler, Moraine Lake Canada occupies most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada is bordered by the United States to the south and northwest. Land of Bruce Cohen and Margaret Atwood … Host country of …

Sparking Change

New Publication: Sparking Change Sparking Change tells the story of communities that have taken action to become more engaged in their local parks through spearheading improvements, engaging diverse community members, and organizing events and activities that draw people into the park—a process referred to as “park engagement.” The report explores the social impacts of communities …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas include l Rosario, Chincua, …

Creating Fan Clubs for #WorldHeritage #40whc

I started watching live webcasts of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meetings just a couple of years ago. Here is the diplomatic process at work on the ground andlivestreaming around the globe. What’s not to like?! I am a fan of world heritage. (Soy un fanatico del patrimonio mundial.) This week UNESCO is holding its current meeting …