Celebrating #IndigenousDay

All events can be more engaging. In particular, we’d like to see international events more inclusive and more beneficial for everyone by means of conscious, responsible, eco, sustainable tourism. Let’s measure how well this occurs at the two major conservation events taking place this year: the IUCN World Conservation Congress and the CBD COP13. Today – …

#IPW6 Day One: Request for Introductions / Livestreaming

Day 1! Welcome to Indigenous Peoples Week, 2016. Hashtag: #ipw6 Our conversations are about to unfold on Facebook as well as Twitter and other social channels. Don’t worry. Today: Livestreaming around 1030am PT via FacebookLive.  Direct link Today’s requests: If you have not done so already, please register https://indiweek2016.eventbrite.com • Please introduce yourself and your interest …

Survey: When traveling, how curious are you to engage / meetup with / appreciate local Indigenous culture? #IPW6

For Indigenous Peoples Week, we’re asking readers a few questions, starting with … When traveling, how curious are you to engage / meetup with / appreciate local Indigenous culture? Very curious Somewhat curious Not too curious 1 Aug Ron Mader @ronmader Registration is open for Indigenous Peoples Week. Free tickets. Donations welcome #ipw6 https://indiweek2016.eventbrite.com pic.twitter.com/C15LbBRNGh Follow …

Registration is open for Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw6

Partners in this endeavour are Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited , Madidi Jungle Ecolodge and The Travel Word. Hashtag: #ipw6 Participation is free. Donations are welcome. Registration is open https://indiweek2016.eventbrite.com The objective is two-fold: to raise awareness of Indigenous tourism options around the world and to improve digital literacy skills among the Indigenous tourism providers themselves. …

2016 News from Sian Ka’an

Mexico – 2016 News from the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Embedded Tweets #PorSiTeLoPerdiste Tiene Sian Ka’an límite de 800 cuartos de hotel https://t.co/YmYRhOttVo pic.twitter.com/9DY7oTirXs — Capital QuintanaRoo (@CapitalQR) July 25, 2016 ¡Buenos días!, hoy en PORTADA: Limitan cuartos de hotel en Sian Ka'an. #Cancún pic.twitter.com/cVtOhfgO3l — Novedades de Q.Roo (@novedadesqroo) July 24, 2016 las autoridades …

Protecting More with Less: Diminished Funding for World Heritage #40whc

This week Istanbul, Turkey hosts the 40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee July 10-20, 2016. Hashtag: #40whc One issue has come to the forefront – namely that the budget for protecting and conserving world heritage sites has been cut back at the same time that the number of protected sites is on the rise. Alarming news. …

When is bus service expected to resume in Oaxaca? = ¿Cuando reanude el servicio de autobuses en Oaxaca? #OaxacaNow (July 2016)

oaxaca bus Social protests continue in Oaxaca, Mexico. July is normally a festive month in the southern Mexican state, but with blockades and marches occurring the past two months, visitor cancellations have been on the increase. More disturbing is the news that the ADO Bus Terminal has been blockaded the past two weeks (late night …

Hawai’i Hosts International Coral Reef Symposium #ICRS2016

Hawai’i – This week (June 19-14) the International Coral Reef Symposium gathers 2,500+ coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 97 nations to present the latest research (and more!) in coral sustainability. It’s an important meeting and we’re looking forward to hearing friends and colleagues let us know the highlights. Key links 13th International Coral Reef Symposium Facebook …

Soundwalks in Chicago

Soundwalk = excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment. A perfect event to host or join for World Listening Day (July 18). Hello, friends in the Midwest. If you are in Chicago this week (June 23-25) the go-to events are the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks Soundwalks. For all ages – …

Bad Day for Ecolodges

Photo: Tropic It’s a bad day for ecolodges. Breaking news from the Global Ecotourism Network regarding closures of Ariaú Amazon Tower in Brazil and Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador. We will be posting updates and explainers for each. Abandoned should be the theme parks near radioactive sites, not the eco-minded, community-minded lodges in the wilderness. But here we are in 2016 …