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"Citizen science is becoming increasingly important, and the need for both democratizing and decolonizing science will drive much of the evolution of the scientific community in the 21st century. Tools that are effective, cheap, and open-source will play a major role in this transition."
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Time is running out for graziers running cattle on Queensland's national parks, with the new State Government likely to phase out the practice.
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Next week we pay attention to two events focusing on ecotourism: conferences in Ecuador and Poland. In conversation — hangouts, tweets, Facebook posts – with participants, there is a great of enthusiasm. How to make the most of this? 
https://ronmader.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/hack-your-own-event-estc2015-euroeco15

#euroeco15   #estc2015   #localtravelusa   #rtweek15  
Announcement April 26-29 European Ecotourism Conference (Jachranka, Poland)  hashtag: #euroeco15 April 27-30 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (Quito, Ecuador)  hashtag:#estc2015 Next w...
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Food and drink in Prague is more than just about the great beer. Some fine food can be found and is worth exploring.
A culinary tour exploring the many places to eat and drink in Prague, which offers a suprising variety of good tastes.
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Helen Read argues one of the major problems facing Australia is the lack of understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal Australia.
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For those passionate about local travel in the USA, please answer this survey.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SJRd0skcz8qbge2CruU_vo5Fj96Qs8yvmsyBfyBULZU/viewform

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Responsible, Local Travel in the USA SurveyWelcome to the Responsible, Local Travel in the US Survey! Your participation is valuable and will help define important topics and dialogue for upcoming discussions in May (see http://planeta.wikispaces.com) QUESTION: What do diverse sectors like local food, buy-local, sharing economy, creative economy, agritourism and ecotourism have in common? ANSWER: They are all part of expanding responsible, local travel in the USA - and all over the wor...
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9:08 Upskillng +Martin Hatchuel 

10:35 We have progressive legislation but living the legislation, we're lagging +Gregory Alastair Vogt 

11:20 You haven't been putting money into tourism +Gregory Alastair Vogt 

44:40 Our individual efforts will be stronger when we combine them +Deborah McLaren
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Announcement April 26-29 European Ecotourism Conference (Jachranka, Poland) #euroeco,#euroeco15 April 27-30 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (Quito, Ecuador) hashtags:#estc2015 Next week we pay attention to two events focusing on ecotourism:…
Announcement April 26-29 European Ecotourism Conference (Jachranka, Poland) #euroeco,#euroeco15 April 27-30 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (Quito, Ecuador) hashtags:#estc2015 Next we...
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Monthly weekend Markets 4th Weekend:25-26 April. Weekend Markets and Farmers Markets in the Byron Bay, Tweed Valley, Gold Coast hinterland region of New South Wales, NSW, and Queensland, QLD. http://ow.ly/CTWSm

Monthly Markets 4th Saturday: Evans Head Riverside Market, 4th Saturday; arts, crafts, bric a brac, food, produce
Kingscliff Lions Beachside Markets: 4th Saturday 7am -12pm; arts, crafts, bric a brac, food, produce, plants, homemade

Monthly Markets 4th Sunday: Bangalow Village Market, 4th Sunday; Animal rides, arts, crafts, food, music, produce
Banora Point Car Boot Market, 4th Sunday; Car Boot sale
Burleigh Heads Art and Craft Market, 4th Sunday 8am - 2.30pm; arts, crafts, bric a brac, food, produce
Coolangatta Beachfront Fair, 4th Sunday when 5 Sundays in month; Animal rides, arts, crafts, bric a brac, food, music, produce
Murwillumbah Community Market - Showground, 4th Sunday; Animal rides, arts, crafts, food, music, produce
Nimbin Market, 4th Sunday; arts, crafts, bric a brac, food, music
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  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • University of Texas at Austin
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Introduction

Ron Mader is a professional speaker, communication coach and brave journalist, featured in American Environmental Leaders.

Ron's work catalyzes meaningful conversation and action about environmental conservation, ecotourism, responsible travel and peacemaking. His professional focus on ecotourism and responsible travel go back to research conducted in Costa Rica in 1989. In 1994 Ron launched Planeta.com, the web's first site dedicated to ecotourism and responsible travel.

Ron has facilitated numerous seminars online and in the natural world and has won many awards, including recognition from the Mexican government for exemplary coverage of Mexico. Presidents Fox and Zedillo presented Ron with the Lente de Plata Award in 1999 and 2002. In 2010 he won the Innovation Award from the International Ecotourism Society.

Ron is also the ecotourism and responsible travel contributing editor for Transitions Abroad.

Working in Oaxaca, Mexico, Ron has collaborated in the development of the local dialogue and an annual tourism fair held since 2001. Ron is one of the founders of the Zinacantli Rugby Club.

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Winner of 2011 Humility Award - No one is more humble than me!
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I listen and make things
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Communication, Collaboration
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  • Transitions Abroad
    1998 - present
  • Planeta.com
    Founder, 1994 - present
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austin, texas - oaxaca de juarez, mexico - fort wayne, indiana - bloomington, indiana - henderson, nevada
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Te Matatini performances captivate an international audience | Māori Tel...
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Among the thousands of haka enthusiasts are tourists from around the world who have made their way to Hagley Park to get a piece of the acti

oaxaca - chocoluchy
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Save the Pohutukawas on Great North Road
www.actionstation.org.nz

Auckland Transport are going to axe six 80-year-old Pohutukawas from Great North Road all to add a few more lanes to the highway. Email the

Everyone's invited to Open for Responsible Travel Week 2015 | Planeta
www.planeta.com

Responsible Travel Week 2015 is featured online Planeta.com.

#StudyAbroadBecause The Best of US Hangout | Planeta
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#StudyAbroadBecause The Best of US Hangout is featured on Planeta.com.

Mexico by the numbers . . .
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100 . . . the life expectancy in years of a “trajinera tecnoecológica,” made of PET packages, shampoo bottles and plastic bags, as compared

Mexico and the world have expressed their outrage over state violence an...
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There is, sad to say, an unsatisfying narrative arc that every galvanizing crisis seems to trace in Mexico, including the current one. A rea

Pickles by Brian Crane, December 02, 2014 Via @GoComics
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One of the many great comics you can read for free at GoComics.com! Follow us for giveaways & giggles.

The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement
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Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to “all around.”

planeta - dfood
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What to eat and where to eat in Mexico City. related: df, food, mexico editing: Exploring Mexico City. Buzzword Bingo. barbacoa con salsa bo

Challenges for the World Parks Congress | Planeta
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Challenges for the World Parks Congress is featured on Planeta.com.

Ayotzinapa, vajra, imaginación, empatía y generosidad
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Otra vez en estos momentos, diez de la noche de un sábado, miles marchan en la ciudad de México, por los estudiantes de Ayotzinapa, la gota

Professional Journey - Ron Mader
www.slideshare.net

20+ years professional experience in research and publication about global ecotourism, environmental conservation Specialties: travel, touri

» Tourism needs a new language This Tourism Week: Newsletter on-line com...
www.thistourismweek.co.za

Three things: Jargon is a private language that's designed to exclude the people who aren't in the know. Everyone loves a tourist. The indus

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park lies east of the mainland coast of Queensland, Australia starting in the north at Cape York. This present

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Australia / Kakadu National Park. related: parks, nt, ozwild · Kakadu National Park. Mahbilil Festival. Kakadu celebrates the annual Mahbili

Great Barrier Reef spared dredge spoil as Dawson MP George Christensen c...
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THE Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is likely to be spared from having 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil dumped on it as part of the Abb

Email Tips
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Ron Mader presents simple email tips Details http://planeta.wikispaces.com/email

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to...
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I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked---even if I hated it.

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How to make the most of Google Plus. related: google, tools, hangout slideshare: google tips (3000+ views) What's the fuss? Here's how to ma