World Environment Day 2020

Photo: Cornerstone Park June 5 is World Environment Day. Hashtag: #WorldEnvironmentDay “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. Key Links worldenvironmentday.global Facebook @UNEnvironment Questions = Preguntas What is the theme of 2020’s World Environment Day? Hashtags? How do we improve understanding of biodiversity? How is ‘World …

Armenia, Colombia

Photo: Museo del Oro Elsewhere on the Web TripAdvisor Lonely Planet Gold Museum https://thecitypaperbogota.com/features/maria-alicia-uribe-of-bogotas-gold-museum-talks-about-the-80-year-collection/23063 https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g319823-d7742637-Reviews-Museo_del_Oro_Quimbaya-Armenia_Quindio_Department.html Wikipedia: Armenia is the capital of Quindio Department. It is one of the main centers of the national economy and of the Colombian coffee growing axis. Armenia is a medium-sized city and part of the “coffee triangle” with Pereira and …

Colombia Links

Colombia flag Links related to Colombia presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Cajas de compensación entrarían al negocio de turismo social They used to kidnap tourists. Now Colombia’s ex-rebels run a hotel for them https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/colombia-farc-rebels-amazon-jungle-travel-guides-tourism-holiday-travel-monkeys-a8615886.html In Colombia, Shade-Grown Coffee Sustains Songbirds and People Alike A conversation with Colombian pop star Carlos Vives Pablo Escobar’s Hippos …

Bogotá

Photo: Pedro Szekely, View of Bogota from La Candelaria Colombia’s capital, and largest city, Bogotá is in many ways a microcosm of South America. In its historic center in the district of La Candelaria you can see the restored mansions of the Spanish colonisers, while the northern areas of the city are made up of …

Wild Colombia (Colombia Silvestre)

Poster Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Sierra de la Macarena Sierra de La Macarena National Natural Park Chiribiquete National Park Chiribiquete National Park Parks parquesnacionales.gov.co – @ParquesColombia parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/ecoturismo insituradio.parquesnacionales.gov.co mapas.parquesnacionales.gov.co:9090/visor_parques colombia.travel/en/international-tourist/sightseeing-what-to-do/nature/natural-parks icanh.gov.co/index.php?idcategoria=6214 …

Colombia

Photo: Sebastian Moreno, Oophaga lehmanni Located in northwestern South America, Colombia is bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the north west by Panama and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about …

Chiribiquete National Park

Buzzwords Looking for a roadmap to responsible, conscious, Indigenous eco, local tourism? So are we. Updating this guide to the newly-named World Heritage Spot. Breaking (July 2018) – The 42WHC has inscribed Chiribiquete National Park as a world heritage site 42nd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Google Maps goo.gl/maps/q5rnYH7He4y13HYd9 Chiribiquete National Natural Park (Spanish: …

Cartagena

Photo: Museo del Oro Zenú A vibrant city on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage located southwest of the Sierra Santa Marta, a biodiversity hotspot. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/sMNV4eR99jy7hoDJA Twitter Tweets by cccartagenaco Planeta.com Colombia Colombia Links Cities

Los Katíos National Park

UNESCO: Extending over 72,000 ha in north-western Colombia, Los Katios National Park comprises low hills, forests and humid plains. An exceptional biological diversity is found in the park, which is home to many threatened animal species, as well as many endemic plants. Los Katíos National Park has great biological wealth and a privileged role in …