Encouraging Engagement (2016)

Photo: Discouraging use One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is how to develop engagement with the public — critical if we wish to encourage sustainable practices. Engagement (aka ‘meaningful interaction’) needs to be central to our work, not an add-on. We need an engagement strategy as …

#IUCNCongress Buzzword Bingo Card #1

Our 2016 #IUCNCongress Buzzword Bingo is a mix of the aspirational, the nerdy wonk words, hashtags and gems. Suggestions are welcome. Buzzword Bingo cards can be printed and shared without charge. Fans are encouraged to remix the artworkwith the attribution-sharealike license. Aichi – App – Attention – Audience – Biodiversity – Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard – …

Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi

Sweden – The Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi highlights and recognizes the Sami culture and various topics related to life in Sápmi. The event is organized by Nutti Sami Siida (a winner of the ITBW award!) and is being held this weekend (Aug 19-21) in Jukkasjarvi. For details, consult the original program and Nutti’s Facebook page. Here are the descriptions …

Te reo tautoko = Behind you all the way

Poster Māori Language Week is an annual campaign led by the Māori Language Commission, to promote the language in New Zealand (Aotearoa). The campaign raises awareness that New Zealand has its very own language and encourages its incorporation into daily usage. 2016’s Māori Language Week is going to be positive, relevant, energetic, fun and exciting! …

Brexit (2016)

Buzzwords Trending and breaking news from the start of Brexit Embedded Tweets Fall of the British pound (against US$) seems to stablilize at -10% for now. #Brexit pic.twitter.com/S1jfdchb0x — Kees van der Leun (@Sustainable2050) June 24, 2016 Judging on british-Irish history I assume the EU will now invade England & brutally put down 'independence day' of …

7th World Congress of the Finno-Ugric Peoples

The 7th World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples will take place June 15-17 in the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland. The theme of the event is “The Finno-Ugric Peoples – Towards Sustainable Development.” The Congress unites the Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples with the aim of discussing issues dealing with the preservation and reviving of the languages and cultures of these …

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 …