Hanging out on Biodiversity Day (2016)

May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica). Planeta.com hosts a live video hangout over the weekend. Mainstreaming is livestreaming! The format will be a guided tour of key websites and online resources focusing on biodiversity. Starting Time: Las Vegas, Saturday, May 21 730am Questions How is ‘biodiversity’ translated …

Planeta’s New Look

Henderson Library by Ron Mader Hello, 2016. This is the beginning of a long-overdue overhaul of the content-rich and award-winning Planeta.com website. Personally, your humble editor is just learning how to navigate the new hierarchy of URLs, along with tagging and links. Friends who would like to help migrate the old content or assist with editing, …

Reframing Sustainable Tourism Hangout (2016)

A new take and new book on some perplexing conundrums for fans and friends of responsible, eco, conscious travel, presenting our April 2016 hangout on Reframing Sustainable Tourism. Guests: Authors Keith Bosak and Stephen McCool Key Words: Brazil – Case Studies – Community – Critical Discussion – Framework –Geography – India – Las Vegas – New …

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 …

Captain’s Call: Australia’s Word of the Year

Planeta.com’s favorite Word of the Year competition? Easily the one with online voting: Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year wisely waits until the start of the following year to assess what gained traction in the previous 12 months. What’s found on the deep dive are linguistic treasures and a snapshot not only of 2015 but of the year to come …

Open Education Week 2016

March 7-11, 2016Open Education Week – @openeducationwk #openeducationwk For the past few years we have seen our colleagues laboring toward the goal of improving public awareness of biodiversity conservation, responsible travel and many other noble aspirations. There are heaps of academic programs for students. Why are we not enjoying the boom years of authentic ecotourism …

Preview: 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. To date the Conference of the Parties has held 12 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts). …