Ecuador Election

The April 2 election in Ecuador pit conservative banker Guillermo Lasso and ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno, who appears to have won by a narrow margin. The winner will be sworn in to a four-year term in May. Contextual info and relevant headlines on the Planeta wiki. Key Links http://www.presidencia.gob.ec ⚡️ “Ecuador Elections” Ecuador Elections Ecuador on …

#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 …

Ecuador

Ecuador is a compact nation with four distinct zones: Andes Mountains (with the most active volcanoes in the world), the Pacific Coast, Amazon Jungle and the Galapagos Islands. Ecuador is bordered on the north by Colombia, the south and east by Peru and the west by the Pacific Ocean. All four zones are easily accessible, …

SOS Acción Ecológica

#SOSAccionEcologica is the hashtag critical of the Ecuadorian government closure of environmental group Accion Ecologica (@AcEcologica). The military oppression of the Shuar continues and is linked to Ecuador’s new dependence on China. This is a developing story. More about Ecuador’s nature and biodiversity on the Planeta Wiki. Twitter Moment Acción Ecólogica SOS

Habitat3

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taking place this week in Quito, Ecuador, October 17 – 20. The meeting takes place every 20 years, and its action-oriented outcome, known as the New Urban Agenda, will be finalized this week. It has 175 items that center around two core objectives: inclusive …

#EcuadorNow (July 2016)

Here’s the latest news from Ecuador, mostly as embedded tweets from friends and colleagues in the South American country. Status Report: Ecuador seeks to invigorate its travel and tourism sector after an earthquake caused considerable damage earlier this year on the coast. Read: The best way to help Ecuador is to visit Ecuador Embedded Tweets YouTube …

Bad Day for Ecolodges

It’s a bad day for ecolodges. Breaking news from the Global Ecotourism Network regarding closures of Ariaú Amazon Tower in Brazil and Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador. We will be posting updates and explainers for each. Abandoned should be the theme parks near radioactive sites, not the eco-minded, community-minded lodges in the wilderness. But here we are in 2016 when many …