International Tiger Day

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sumatran Tiger International Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on July 29. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. Hashtags: #InternationalTigerDay, #GlobalTigerDay Embedded Tweets WikipediaInternational Tiger Day Planeta.com

Cat Empire

Logo Among the 2019-2020 faves: Cat Empire Wikipedia: The Cat Empire is an Australian rock band formed in 1999. Their core members are Felix Riebl (percussion and vocals), Harry James Angus (trumpet and vocals), Will Hull-Brown (drums), Jamshid “Jumps” Khadiwhala (decks, percussion), Ollie McGill (keyboard and backing vocals), and Ryan Monro (bass and backing vocals). …

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Hop on the Island Explorer Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] FYI Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 26 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Prediction: zero by 2030. HeadlinesGlacier National Park …

Overtourism

Buzzwords Overtourism = Essay Let’s talk (again) about overtourism, the quality of life for locals, and the visitor experience for … visitors = Hablemos (nuevamente) sobre el sobreturismo, la calidad de vida de los lugareños y la experiencia de los visitantes para … visitantes = Reden wir (noch einmal) über Overtourism, die Lebensqualität der Einheimischen …

Australia Day and Invasion Day

Poster The date of January 26 is a contentious and contested in Australia where for some it celebrates nationhood and for others (the Indigenous and Aboriginal Australians) it is a day of mourning. January 26 is Australia Day and Invasion Day. As an outsider keen on learning about Australian culture, the month of January is …

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles

Twitter Avatar One of our most appreciated voices articulating the need for responsible and sustainable tourism that benefits locals and visitors: Freya Higgins-Desbiolles Key LinksThe ConversationAcademia.eduTourism Alert and Action [email protected] FeaturesEnjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia’s favourite islandsHas tourism had its day?The “war over tourism”: challenges to sustainable tourism in the tourism …

Recreate Responsibly

Stay Safe Poster Kudos to the US National Parks Service for compiling an illustrative and informative guide – nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?pg=4913675&id=CF41B3F2-A93D-4F38-A482-CD02DD7488BD – to responsible travel – aka recreate responsibly – in the parks and protected areas. Graphics related to COVID-19 response and social distancing are available for use on webpages, social media, and physical locations to promote …

Kosciuszko National Park

Photo, Tatters, Family Hiking Mount Kosciuszko is mainland Australia’s highest mountain, at 2,228 meters (7,310 feet) above sea level and the centerpiece of Kosciszcuko National Park. The national park is part of the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves, in New South Wales, Australia, and is located west of Crackenback and close to Jindabyne. Key …

Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/ihumatao Indigenous ConnectionsTamaki Makaurau, the original Māori …