2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayuuk, Clay Rabbits Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome as we edit and …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Public referendum scheduled for November 24-25. Key Links https://www.tren-maya.mx @TrenMayaMX Headlines http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/mexico-hold-referendum-8bn-yucatan-tourist-train https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/11/its-official-mexico-will-hold-referendum-on-8-billion-usd-maya-train-project https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/11/12/world/americas/ap-lt-mexico-yucatan-train.html https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/indigenous-communities-say-no-to-maya-train https://www.lajornadamaya.mx/2018-11-19/Expertos-plantean-a-AMLO-posponer-construccion-de-Tren-Maya https://www.contralinea.com.mx/archivo-revista/2018/10/17/el-tren-maya-sin-consulta-atropello-a-las-comunidades-indigenas https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-america-latina-45254080 https://expansion.mx/empresas/2018/09/28/los-pros-y-contras-del-tren-maya https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/empresas/El-sueno-del-Tren-Maya-de-AMLO-no-es-el-unico-ortos-megaproyectos-de-infraestructura-ferroviaria-en-el-mundo-20180919-0061.html http://ibero.mx/prensa/sin-perspectiva-ambiental-tren-maya-podria-ser-una-obra-no-positiva-rector https://www.mimorelia.com/tras-anunciar-su-construccion-amlo-presenta-animacion-del-tren-maya Facebook Videos Embedded Tweets El 24 y 25 de noviembre habrá consulta sobre construcción del …

Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez

Photo Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez is a Mexican pioneer in the development of responsible travel and ecotourism. Her mantra: Promover Protegiendo. Starting her work in tourism in the 1968 Olympic games, Marlene has more than 40 years of experience in designing and organizing trips that are bespoke and out of the ordinary. She has a mastery …

1519 – 2019

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

Hernán Cortés

Photo: Sergio Lubezky, Veracruz Casa In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Elsewhere on the Web https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2014/12/17/on-the-trail-of-hernan-cortes https://www.history.com/topics/exploration/hernan-cortes https://www.tripline.net/trip/The_Journey_of_Hernan_Cortes-5214410504011006B049B37101E423CE Wikipedia: Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca; 1485 – December …

Alice Springs

Photo: Royston Rascals, Football Alice Springs is a community of thirty thousand people. Alice Springs Government Alice Desert Festival Solar Center http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2012/s3620832.htm http://www.tjanpi.com.au – https://www.facebook.com/Tjanpi – @Tjanpi Alice Springs: the capital of remote Australia Headlines http://www.ntnews.com.au/lifestyle/weekend-escapes-from-alice-springs/news-story/369631f09d2b149cf0735cd56f0ecfb7 – https://twitter.com/phillippabutt/status/824780613173391360 POI http://alicespringstelegraphstation.com.au – https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g255063-d256787-Reviews-Alice_Springs_Telegraph_Station_Historical_Reserve-Alice_Springs_Red_Centre_Northe.html http://www.alicespringsdesertpark.com.au TripAdvisor http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g255063-d1537409-Reviews-Bed_Breakfast_Pathdorf-Alice_Springs_Red_Centre_Northern_Territory.html Rainbow Valley is 100 kilometers southeast of Alice Springs Mountain …

Happening Now: Biodiversity #EgyptCOP14

Photo: Eric Burgers, Yolanda Reef Egypt hosts the 14th Biodiversity COP November 11-29, 2018. Hashtags: #COP14  #EgyptCOP14 Planeta.com is updating this guide to the event, making requests of the organizers and participants and curating this Twitter moment. Suggestions and feedback are welcome. Key Links http://www.cbd.int https://www.facebook.com/UNBiodiversity https://www.facebook.com/pg/UNBiodiversity/events/ https://www.facebook.com/events/2223389177938638 https://twitter.com/CristianaPascaP https://twitter.com/UNBiodiversity Videos https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/cop14/attendee https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/cop14/attendee/confcal Facebook Live …

Wampanoag

Indigenous Peoples Recommended Listening 11-19-18 The Mashpee Wampanoag’s land battle – Native America Calling Language https://www.cbsnews.com/video/wampanoag-reviving-the-language Wikipedia Wampanoag Planeta.com USA Indigenous Native America Calling Thanksgiving

Mount Taranaki

Photo: Denisbin, Taranaki Mount Taranaki (2,518 meters / 8,261 feet) is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is also known as Mount Egmont. Taranaki is the North Island’s second highest peak or as Kiwis say, a challenging day tramp. Nearby towns are …

Protected Planet Report 2018

New Report: Protected Planet Report 2018 https://livereport.protectedplanet.net PDF Questions Are there any video presentations, interviews or conversations about the report? Is the report available in other languages? What other relevant reports are published online? About the report Protected Planet Reports are biennial landmark publications that assess the state of protected areas around the world. They …