Colibri Ecotourism Award

As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented theColibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010. Currently we’re focusing efforts on staying in contact with Colibri winners via the social web. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, Juan …

Supporting Pochote Xochimilco

Members of the Pochote Xochimilco Market in Oaxaca, Mexico have staged a peaceful protest in the Plaza de la Danza outside the City Hall (Palacio Municipal). Neighbours from the Xochimilco neighborhood have complained about the market and demand its removal. The protest seeks to show support for the market. Details on Facebook Consider me present …

Mexico’s Invisible Tourism Trade Show

Tianguis Turístico is underway in Guadalajara, Mexico but the trade show’s online presence is sorely lacking. Recommendation: participants find a way of benevolently hacking the event. Live video is a must. Remote participants need access to presentations and press conferences. Any tourism event worth its salt this year haslivestreaming video starting with the exhibitors — …

Preview: 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. To date the Conference of the Parties has held 12 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts). …

San Luis Potosí y el Ecoturismo: Estrategia de Desarrollo Sostenible (1999)

por Ricardo del Blanco Después de entender las fuerzas y el mercado del ecoturismo a nivel nacional como internacional quiero introducirme a un ejemplo regional. Analizaremos como el ecoturismo puede ayudar a al estado de San Luis Potosí a llegar a un desarrollo integral. Este desarrollo se dará en comunidades que tengan el potencial necesario …

Zona del Silencio, puerta del universo (Los Desiertos Magneticos del Mundo)

por Armin Gomez Un desierto cuya inmensidad bordean montañas con aspecto de crateres, donde abundan aereolitos esparcidos en sus alrededores, asi como el recuerdo de un cohete espacial que cayo en su arido territorio, hacen de la misteriosa Zona del Silencio, en el norte del Pais un escenario sideral. A esta impresion contribuye la magnifica …