Planeta Live, August 2020

Poster Where is the conversation? Conservation and culture fans, please join us Friday, August 14 for our monthly convo. This month’s confirmed include Marlene, Melissa, Moises, and Verena. We will be guided on a series of virtual tours with status reports and recommendations from Las Vegas, Mexico City, Mérida, Cuernavaca, Oaxaca City, and San Jerónimo …

Nevada Reopens

Hashtags Due to the Coronavirus shutdown, Nevada issued a state at home order. As of early June, the state is beginning to reopen. Planeta.com is curating a wide collection of tweets (March-May and June-) documenting how Nevada and Las Vegas in particular respond to this new situation. Our rolling coverage is dived into the following …

Economic Growth and Environmental Protection: Latin America’s Role in Global Conservation Efforts

Photo: MMAChile Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 11am EST Latin American perspective on global conservation goals, with leading researchers and activists from the environmental and sustainable development worlds. Key Linkshttps://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/economic-growth-and-environmental-protection-latin-americas-role-global-conservation-effortshttps://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/latin-american-program – YouTube In a new major study from Cambridge University, more than 100 international economists and scientists demonstrate that the economic benefits of large-scale conservation far …

Coronavirus, aka COVID19

Buzzwords Coronavirus = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals This page features rolling coverage from Planeta.com of the impacts of the Coronavirus Disease, aka COVID-19, aka SARS-CoV-2, characterized by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. Hashtags: #COVID19, #Coronavirus Key Linkswho.intopenwho.orgjamanetwork.comcdc.gov – …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Key [email protected] HeadlinesPolos dedesarrolloIs Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ a Boondoggle? – The Nation @mbeatley @SamShepEdwards @thenationConacyt ocultó informe crítico con el Tren Maya (Document PDF)Jueza sí concedió suspensión provisional contra Tren Maya, pero autoridades no han sido notificadas …

15th Biodiversity COP (2021)

Poster Kunming, China is scheduled to host the 15th Biodiversity COP – cbd.int/meetings/COP-15 – with the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.” Delayed until the second quarter of 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hashtags: #COP15, #Biodiversity2020, #SBSTTA, #Post2020 Planeta.com is updating this guide to the event, making requests …

Guelaguetza 2020

The virtual stage is set. With the physical Guelaguetza postponed, we will watch, enjoy, and amplify performances and presentations from Oaxaca, Mexico throughout the month of July. Hashtag: #Guelaguetza2020 Viva la Guelaguetza! Viva Oaxaca!! = Long live Guelaguetza! Long live Oaxaca!! Who should watch? Anyone interested in Mexico, in Indigenous culture, music, and dance. Bilingual …

Always Was, Always Will Be. NAIDOC Week 2020

Poster: Charmaine Mumbulla, National NAIDOC Poster Competition The 2020 celebrations of NAIDOC Week held across Australia have been delayed until November to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Theme: Always Was, Always Will Be. Revised dates: November 8-15. Hashtags: #NAIDOC2020, #NAIDOCWeek,#AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe Key Linksnaidoc.org.aupostponedTeaching [email protected] Announcement from NAIDOC:The November …

Parks and Recreation: Services for a Socially Just and Equitable Community

Photo: Brisbane Webinar Announcement: Parks and Recreation: Services for a Socially Just and Equitable Community, July 14, 1pm GMT, 6am PT Official spin: Parks, public spaces, and sport amenities are central to most communities and is always a hub of activity by children, youth, and adults. The COVID-19 pandemic with complete lockdown and social distancing …