Oaxaca’s 485th Anniversary

Oaxaca City celebrates its 485th anniversary, hosting the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales. Celebrations include calendas on Monday afternoon. History Oaxaca’s name comes from a mangled version of the Aztec settlement Huaxyacac (“place of gourds”). Occupying the area as early as 1521, the Spanish established their new settlement in 1529. Oaxaca was first called Antequera after …

News from the IUCN WCPA Committee Meeting

Photo: IUCN  Cartagenta, Colombia – This week the IUCN WCPA Steering Committee is hosted by Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, starting with a speech by the Colombian Minister for Environment, Luis Gilberto Murillo . (With World Commission on Protected Areas – Marine, Protected Planet, Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, #NatureforAll, #IUCNGreenList, #UICNListaVerde, World Conservation …