IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

Poster The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organize the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in June 11-19, 2020 in Marseille, France. Held every four years, the IUCN Congress is the world’s largest conservation event. It …


Elsewhere on the Web The EUROPARC Federation is the network for Europe’s natural and cultural heritage. Created by members, the Federation works, to improve the management of Protected Areas in Europe through international cooperation, exchange of ideas and experience, and by influencing policy. As the representative body of Europe’s Protected Areas we are the collective …

Norwegian Constitution Day

May 17 is Norwegian Constitution Day. Among Norwegians, the day is referred to simply as syttende mai (lit. “seventeenth May”), Nasjonaldagen (The National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (The Constitution Day), although the latter is less frequent. – Wikipedia Photos Headlines https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/norway-constitution-day-2018-celebrations-ice-cream-children-marches-national-holiday-a8355741.html Wikipedia National Day of Norway (Norwegian Constitution Day) Planeta.com Norway

Tbilisi, Georgia Hosts European Ecotourism Conference #EuroEco18

Photo: Beniamin Netan The 5th European Ecotourism Conference takes place in Tbilisi, Georgia September 10-14, 2018.  Hashtag: #EuroEco18 The main objective of this conference is to provide a platform for stakeholders; researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as professionals throughout the continent and beyond to present their research results and development activities on ecotourism. Key Links: http://ecotourism.ge/conference2018 …


Photo: Thames Barrier Park Questions What would locals like visitors to know about London? = Qué les gustaría a la gente local que los visitantes saber de London? Wiki London Planeta.com England Protecting Cycle Paths in London #makethelane RSA Responsible Tourism Day

Lake Skadar

Photo: UNDP, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Developing story: SOS from activists warning of development threatening the environmental integrity of Europe’s Lake Skadar. Background Lake Skadar is a freshwater lake on the borders of Albania and Montenegro. On the Montenegro side, the lake (Skadarsko Jezero) has been a protected national park since 1983, was added in 1996, to …

Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951. With its proximity to the cities of Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Sheffield, and access by road and rail, it attracts millions of visitors every year. The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of …


Cities Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. A third of the city lies within the Peak District national park. Wikipedia Sheffield Planeta.com Cities England


Logo Marseille is located on France’s south coast and is the second largest city in France. Capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region Key Links http://www.marseille.fr https://twitter.com/marseille Tweets by marseille Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Marseille? Wikipedia Marseille Planeta.com France IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 Cities


Gallipoli is a peninsula in northwestern Turkey, the site of the Gallipoli Campaign (sometimes called the Battle of Gallipoli) in World War I. Turkish: Gelibolu Yarımadası Greek: Χερσόνησσος της Καλλίπολης) Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name “Καλλίπολις” (Kallípolis), meaning “Beautiful City,” the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Recommended Listening …