About Planeta.com

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Planeta.com spotlights local conservation and tourism connections around the globe. We’ve done so for nearly 30 years.

Developed by Ron Mader in 1994 as a reporter’s notebook, Planeta.com continues to create and support engaging online conversation about conscious living and travel around the globe. The award-winning site is geared toward conscious hosts, travelers, and everyone in between.

We work toward decentralizing communication by encouraging engagement – active participation and reciprocity – among key players, starting with locals and visitors (aka stakeholders).

For independent travelers, we provide practical suggestions in the realm of conscious, eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly travel.

For locals, we amplify and like / share / retweet / embed tweets showing your work and passions. We also provide workshops and tipsheets showing how to make the most of the social web and old-fashioned analog media.

Planeta.coms aspire toward Open Access, Open Education and Open Journalism.

We are happy to partner with others.

Here’s what you can do next.

Making Contact
Contact us through comments or by tweeting including @planetanews.

Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting sponsored posts on your website? I am looking for a link insertion to any existing article on your website. – No, we are rather picky about outgoing links. That said, we are considering providing Sponsored Sections with partners.

“We’re looking to promote our service, and would specifically be interested in a sponsored post or inserting promotional text on a relevant article. Could you please provide additional information including prices for each option.” – No, thanks

Corrections please. Finding misspellings on Planeta.com is like finding water in the ocean. Editorial suggestions and constructive criticism are welcome

Specific and helpful comments and notes are welcome on individual features on this site.

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Conference Archive
Planeta.com has hosted more than thirty online conferences since 2000. This is an impressive archive and we would like to partner with universities in summarizing the dialogues and pursuing new avenues of collaboration.

Specialized Workshops
Planeta.com provides direct access to travel operators, language schools, artisans and conservation groups. For professionals including park managers, conservationists, tourism associations and government leaders we offer workshops and presentations.

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