Tourism v Coal mines: what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? #COP13 #WildOz

Today’s #COP13 / #WildOz Question: #Tourism v #Coalmines,:what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? Twitter Shoutout: @ProfTerryHughes @gbrmarinepark @StevenJMiles @fightforthereef @TropWATER also @COP13MX Embedded Tweets But tourism on #GreatBarrierReef provides economic incentive 4 better protection, and FAR more jobs than destructive new thermal #coalmines https://t.co/HDmt9KohrZ — Terry Hughes (@ProfTerryHughes) December 3, 2016 #ClimateChange the number 1 threat to the #GreatBarrierReef – …

2016 Private Land Conservation Conference

National Private Land Conservation Conference November 24-25, 2016 The National Australia Bank (NAB) Arena Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Hashtag: #PLCConf16 Conference program Request for conference organizers and participants: If there are other relevant links, videos, presentations, please let us know. As the conference continues today, it would be awesome if someone could stream a talk or corridor conversation. …

Songlines: The living narrative of Australia NAIDOC Week 2016

Poster (Some rights reserved) NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2016 dates: July 3-10. Theme: Songlines –The living narrative of our nation Hashtags: #NAIDOC2016,  #NAIDOCWeek NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate …

Australia Votes 2016

Australia Flag Election time in Australia. Australia votes! Federal elections were held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 and results not announced for a week. Hashtag: AusVotes The election took place after an extended eight-week official campaign period. It was the first double dissolution since the 1987 election. Key Linkshttp://www.aec.gov.au/electionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_federal_election,_2016 http://www.electionsausagesizzle.com.au tracks the location of sausage sizzles, cake …

Hawai’i Hosts International Coral Reef Symposium (2016)

Hawai’i – This week (June 19-14) the International Coral Reef Symposium gathers 2,500+ coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 97 nations to present the latest research (and more!) in coral sustainability. It’s an important meeting and we’re looking forward to hearing friends and colleagues let us know the highlights. Key links 13th International Coral Reef Symposium Facebook …

Australia 2016

Notes from Australia Headlines: 2016 Election#ausvoteshttps://www.planeta.com/1607ausvoteshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2016Changing seatsSeats in doubtElectorates A-ZParty totalsLatest electoratesSenate resultsAnd the winners are…https://blog.twitter.com/2016/how-the-2016-australian-federal-election-unfoldedhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-08/antony-green-says-malcolm-turnbull-will-be-returned-as-pm/7580646http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/partyroom/2016-07-07/7561446https://mumbrella.com.au/twitter-ruin-election-378374The morning after; Laura Tingle’s Canberrahttps://theconversation.com/ausvotes-a-final-update-from-the-social-media-hustings-61922AEC website seat tally wrong: Antony Greenhttp://www.portnews.com.au/story/4011604/confusion-reigns-in-cowperhttp://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/alan-jones-and-senator-james-mcgrath-in-heated-fight-during-election-telecast/news-story/da33edbd9785ee9b4a086571796350b4http://www.aec.gov.au/electionYour guide to the Federal Election Sausage Sizzleshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/01/australian-election-strewth-lets-throw-a-democracysausage-on-the#ausvotes: how the election played out on TwitterJohn Clarke: the Australian election campaign – https://twitter.com/mrjohnclarkehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-21/social-media-and-the-election-campaign/7530208http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/06/27/4487476.htmhttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/australian-election-2016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or9PXvN9RiEhttp://www.theshovel.com.au/election-2016He’s really rich and protecting his end of …

Cape York Tourism Plan 2016-2021

Report Cover The Cape York Tourism Plan 2016-2021 was developed after broad consultation with stakeholders across the Cape, including Traditional Owners and Councils. It is a living document and will continue to evolve as the tourism industry and infrastructure in Cape York develop and new opportunities arise. Key Linkshttp://www.tourismcapeyork.comhttp://www.tourismcapeyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CY-TOURISM-ACTION-PLAN-2016_2021_FINAL.pdf Excerpt: About this plan  Consultation will …

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate (2016)

Report Cover The latest UNESCO report on World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate was published this week, with a startling omission: At the request of the Government of Australia, references to Australian sites were removed from the Report (recent information about the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef is available on …

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 …

The tour operator’s dilemma: Keeping the customer happy while not disturbing the wildlife

Photo: Wildlife Information Centre This essay by Ronda J Green is excerpted from a presentation at the 2002 International Ecotourism Conference in Cairns. A traveller almost always has limited time and limited money and is looking for quality experiences within those constraints. Wildlife tour operators have to deliver these quality experiences. In this competitive world …