This Week: #CoP17

September 24-October 5The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hashtags: #COP17 #CITESCOP17 This will be the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES held on the African continent since CITES came into force on 1 July 1975, but it will the first held …

Responsible Travel Week 2016

Poster From the archives 2016 Responsible Travel Week took place Feb 8-14, 2016. We suggested that participants budget at least one hour/day for participation. Responsible Travel Week is a live demonstration of social web as an easy and inexpensive means of documenting the challenges and successes of developing responsible tourism. Consider this an unconference. There …

Jólabókaflóð

Buzzwords Jólabókaflóð = Icelandic tradition whereby people give books to each other in the months running up to Christmas — & especially on Christmas Eve Embedded Tweets Word of the day: “Jólabókaflóð” – lit. “Yule book-flood”; Icelandic tradition whereby people give books to each other in the months running up to Christmas — & especially …

Guess Where?

Tweets Transitions Abroad asks … Guess where Home of one of the great French novelists Guess where?Hint: Home of one of the great French novelists. pic.twitter.com/IUZKL3tir4 — Transitions Abroad (@TransAbroad) July 24, 2018 Planeta.com Transitions Abroad

Hudson Bay Rules

Buzzwords Hudson Bay Rules = Where there are no rules (hockey) Elsewhere on the Web https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hudson%20Bay%20Rules https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5048984/hudson_bay_rules_origin/ Planeta.com Hockey

Children learn what they live

Children learn what they live Ifa child lives with criticism,she learns to condemn.Ifa child lives with hostility,he learns to fight.Ifa child lives with ridicule,she learns to be shy.Ifa child lives with shame,he learns to feel guiltIfa child lives with tolerance,she learns to be patient.Ifa child lives with encouragement,he learns confidence.Ifa child lives with praise,she learns …

Kowanyama

Photo: Feral Arts, Mitchell Rive Delta In the Yir-Yoront language, Kowanyama means “The place of many waters.” The annual (mean) rainfall of Kowanyama is about 1253mm and the most rain received in a day was 343mm. The wettest months are January (340mm) and February (360mm). From May to October there is very little rain. Rainfall …

Legacy of the Rio Olympics 2016

Photo: Brian Godfrey, Ciudad Olimpica Embedded Tweets Fascinating morning/afternoon spent in provedencia. Discussed a whole raft of issues with locals incl #megaevent disruption, transport connections and the development of #portomaravilha. These photos below sum @Cade1979 and my visit up nicely! #Rio2016 #RioZones pic.twitter.com/bsljciBmjf — Seth Kirby (@sethkirby) January 17, 2018 Scroll down for the second …