All events can be more engaging.
In particular, we’d like to see international events more inclusive and more beneficial for everyone by means of conscious, responsible, eco, sustainable tourism. Let’s measure how well this occurs at the two major conservation events taking place this year: the IUCN World Conservation Congress and the CBD COP13.
Today – the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples aka #IndigenousDay – we explore how these events could be more relevant by being friendly to Indigenous Peoples. The following slides are a wish list for discussion and evaluation before, during and after the event. Please pay attention to #6.
Planeta.com's sixth annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world - Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 8-14. Partners in this endeavour are Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited, Madidi Jungle Ecolodge and The Travel Word.
Participation is free. Donations are welcome. Registration is open
- Transitions Abroad1998 - present
- Planeta.comFounder, 1994 - present
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.
- Indiana University Bloomington
- University of Texas at Austin
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