Biodiversity

Photo: Sloan Canyon Biodiversity is the variety of all living organisms on earth. While the concept is as old as life itself, the term ‘biodiversity’ was coined in 1986. My oldest nephew is younger than biodiversity. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! Planeta.com explores the …

Cultural Diversity Day

Poster. Image from downtown Las Vegas @Okudart mural May 21 is Cultural Diversity Day, officially the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development = Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo. Hashtag: #CulturalDiversity See culture Also see: Biodiversity Day (May 22) Key Links http://www.un.org/en/events/culturaldiversityday Universal Declaration (PDF) Planeta.com Planeta.com celebrates …

Linking Tourism and Conservation

Elsewhere on the Web Linking Tourism and Conservation — ltandc.org — supports tourism supporting national parks and other protected areas. Key Links ltandc.org 2018 Annual Report (PDF) Facebook @LTandC Tweets by LTandC Embedded Tweets I wish all our LT&C-members (https://t.co/p7eQtVcA00 ) that theycan close 2018 with good feelings and enter the new year with good …

Parking Day

Buzzwords Parking Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Established in 2005, it is held the third Friday of September. Popularity has waned in the past few years. Elsewhere on the Web http://brisbaneparkingday.weebly.com – @BrisPARKingDay http://www.parkingdaydallas.org Inhabitat Urban Redevelopment Authority http://parkingday.org Questions What …

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). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome …

Fast Talk

Screenshot Fast Talk = to pressure someone into doing something using rapid or misleading speech Houses, Fast Talk They say we are born to die young, but we are trying to find a better way. @houses Facebook Drugstore Heaven is out today. We've been building this little world for a while. Hope you find something …

International Museum Day 2019

Poster May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2019 and #InternationalMuseumDay To celebrate please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums on the social web. Key Links imd.icom.museum icom.museum/en/news/international-museum-day-around-the-world network.icom.museum/international-museum-day Facebook @ICOMofficiel Questions Are there live and recorded videos from International Museum Day events? …

Wild Australia Links

Image: BHL, Wombat Links related to wildoz presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @AusConservation @bdimages @NatureMapr @CSIROnews @Parks_Australia @jones_ann @ultimatemegs @OEHmedia @TasmaniaParks @WPCSydney @ConservationSA @Wilderness_Aus @TWSNSW @BirdlifeOz @wlt_au @hsi_australia @ParksForum @conservbytes @carolprobets https://twitter.com/bhl_au @nicolekearney @NCT_NSW @EcolSocAus @CarlaWildlife @trustfornature @wildlife_aus @EchidnaW @OReillys_GC @GeoNatureSEQ @TopEndBirds @MareeTreadwellK @MoonlitSanctuar @CWSlive @sead @TropWATER @peopleparks @HelloParksWeek @TWSQld @Matt_HerringOz @DingoResearch @ABSAbirds @BiodiversityGuy …

Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History

Photo: Patio Fountain Mexico – The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History) – inah.gob.mx – is a Mexican federal government bureau established in 1939 to guarantee the research, preservation, protection, and promotion of the prehistoric, archaeological, anthropological, historical, and paleontological heritage of the country. INAH and the Instituto …

Taxonomy

Buzzwords Taxonomy = Practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification Celebrations: March 19 Taxonomist Appreciation Day is Thursday! https://cetaf.org/news/19th-march-taxonomist-appreciation-day Headlines A Complete Taxonomy of Internet Chum Recommended Listening What’s in a name? – What have the Wallace Line, Confucius and plane crashes got in common? Taxonomy, as …