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Biodiversity on the Social Web – Live Web Tours This Week 2017

Poster: BioDiversity Day 2017

For the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica)  Planeta.com hosts live, interactive web tours this week. Join us Tuesday at 10am Vegas, 12pm Oaxaca, 1pm Montreal, 6pm London, 3am Brisbane.


The objective of this exercise is to highlight and comment individuals and institutions at the forefront of scientific communication. To mainstream biodiversity, open access or at least access Is needed asap. This week we ask what’s changed since our 2012 workshop Global Workshop: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web.

Talking Points

Our celebration of biodiversity continues through the week:

Monday – Introduction to Biodiversity resources on the social web; Periscope and YouTube

Tuesday – Biodiversity on Twitter

Wednesday – Biodiversity on Wikipedia

Thursday – Biodiversity on LinkedIn, Slideshare

Friday – Biodiversity on Flickr, Instagram


  • What are your favorite sources of biodiversity information and inspiration?
  • How do you translate Biodiversity Day in other languages?

For links to future live Periscope and YouTube videos, please check out the Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/ronmader

Biodiversity on Planeta.com
Planeta.com features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! We explore the connections on our living planet.

2017: Biodiversity, Travel and Tourism

Connected to the observance of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this year’s Biodiversity Day spotlights travel and tourism.

According to the Convention on Biological Diversity: “Biodiversity, at the level of species and ecosystems, provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Recognition of the great importance to tourism economies of attractive landscapes and a rich biodiversity underpins the political and economic case for biodiversity conservation. Many issues addressed under the Convention on Biological Diversity directly affect the tourism sector. A well-managed tourist sector can contribute significantly to reducing threats to, and maintain or increase, key wildlife populations and biodiversity values through tourism revenue.

May 2017: Tule Springs

Overlap with #IY2017

From the wishlist

1) We’d like to learn about tourism and development
2) We’d like the IY to be a window into UNWTO and partners
3) We’d like the IY to be fully engaged via the social web
•Facebook, Flickr, Google, Periscope, Twitter, YouTube
•Livestreaming and archived video
•Resources for remote participants
4) We’d like the IY events to engage locals and teach visitors about the host venues
5) We’d like the IY to be a catalyst for satellite events and viewing parties
6) We’d like the IY to be particularly friendly to Indigenous Peoples
7) We’d like the IY to serve as an example of responsible travel embedded in tourism events
8) We’d like the IY to address climate change
9) We’d like the IY to address migration and the legal movement of people
10) We’d like the IY to serve as an example of Open Access, Open Education and Open Journalism




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