International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and …

World Wetlands Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2 to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. Hashtag: #WorldWetlandsDay Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all …

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Photo: ccdoh1, Liffey Falls The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and covers approximately 1,584,000 hectares and represents about 1/5 of the area of the island state of Tasmania. The area is formally recognized through World Heritage listing as being part of the world’s natural and cultural …

Prime Minister’s Bus Tour Not a Bus Tour

Photo Coverage and reactions to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s bus tour / not a bus tour of Queensland, Australia Also see: ghost bus Headlines https://www.themonthly.com.au/blog/mungo-maccallum/2018/12/2018/1541984096/scomo-express-backfires https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/ghost-bus-the-scomo-express-hits-the-runway-rather-than-the-road-20181105-p50e2g.html Round and round: the perennial appeal of the campaign bus More video https://www.abc.net.au/insiders/the-scomo-express/10486022 Embedded Tweets Looking forward to hitting the road in Qld this week and keeping Australia …

Free Social Web Workshops in Henderson

Photo: Book Sale Thursday, September 13, 9-9:30am Paseo Verde Library and Coffeeshop Free Social Web Workshop for Friends of Henderson Libraries For those curious about social media, library friends’ friend Ron Mader leads a free, hands-on demonstration at the Paseo Verde Library. Please bring your smartphone or tablet. Check in and share book sale goodness …

Find something new

Poster The US National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. Each year the park service, friends and fans celebrate this anniversary. 2018 marks the 102nd anniversary, prompting this year’s slogan: find something new for 102. Find a park near you or special events …

Captive Lion Breeding and Canned Lion Hunting: Damaging Brand South Africa?

Cover image New report: Captive Lion Breeding, Canned Lion Hunting and the Lion Bone Trade: Damaging Brand South Africa, published by the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) UK — http://www.cannedlion.org –, in association with a Netherlands based NGO and partner of CACH, SPOTS — www.stichtingspots.nl — is having ever-widening negative ramifications for Brand South Africa. …

Mexico’s Friendship Route = Ruta de la Amistad

Photo: Facebook Mexico City – Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. (Board of Trustees for The Friendship Route Ltd.) was founded in 1994 by Luis Javier de la Torre González and Javier Ramírez Campuzano in their altruistic search for restoring, conserving, and spreading knowledge about this legacy from the Cultural Olympics by inviting Embassies, and …