August 2016 Calendar featuring Yellowstone National Park @YellowstoneNPS @YellowstoneGate @NatlParkService #FindYourPark Wiki

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Wild Calendars: August 2016 Yellowstone National Park

Better travel for a better world. Think smart, travel slow. On Planeta we spotlight stories of local events, responsible travel, slow travel, ecotourism and conscious efforts to make the world a better place. Many, many thanks to our editors.

Questions? Suggestions? Contact Ron Mader.

Translating: What would you like to read / view on

Spanish: ¿Qué le gustaría leer / ver en
Afrikans: Wat sou jy graag wou lees / kyk op
Swedish: Vad vill du läsa / visa på

How popular is this website? If you are looking for current stats, check out this month's statistics and the 2016 Summary. Yes, it is much appreciated if you share your favorite pages on this wiki via the social web (the links are in the left-hand column). In advance many thanks for your likes, shares, favorite, flips, hearts, pins, tweets, retweets and +1s. Editors, again thanks for your contributions.

What's next? Check out the upcoming events and the 2016 hangouts. Next up is Indigenous Peoples Week, August 8-14. Time to brush up on our Indigenous language skills. If you already speak an Indigenous language, learn another! Talking points include Guelaguetza and Te Matatini -- what do these Indigenous celebrations have in common? How are they different?

Ron's workshops are scheduled on demand. If you want to learn how to use the social web and you think we can assist, contact Ron Mader.

Workshop21: World Travel Directory
Taller21: Directory of Spanish Language Schools

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Ongoing Responsible Local Travel in the USA #localtravelusa

July 18 World Listening Day
July 25 and August 1 Guelaguetza (Mexico)
August 8-14 Indigenous Peoples Week 2016 #ipw6
September 2016 World Conservation Congress, Hawaii #iucncongress
September 27 World Tourism Day
November 8 Election Day (USA)
November 8 Responsible Tourism Day
October 17-20 Habitat3 (United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development), Quito, Ecuador
December 2016 13th Convention on Biological Diversity (Cancún, México) #cbdcop13
February 13-19 2017 Responsible Travel Week #rtweek17
March 22-26, 2017 Te Matatini Kapa Haka (New Zealand)

July 2017 41st Session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee #41whc


2016 Buzzword Bingo (as seen on Flickr)
Decarbonization, Election, Framework, Habitat3, Hyperloop, Linear TV, Pulses, Quiet, Personalize, Re-Upload, Rolling Change, #LiveMonumental, Virtuous Circle, Wayfinding, Wee Stories

Buzzword Bingo: bioblitz
Buzzword Bingo: rolling change
Buzzword Bingo: livevideo
Buzzword Bingo: CompassionateKozhikode
Buzzword Bingo: anchor
Buzzword Bingo: Ambicultural = People who celebrate both their own ethnicity and embrace different cultures
Buzzword Bingo: Super Bloom
Buzzword Bingo: Caucus

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2016 Handbook Anniversary - Transitions Abroad

2016 Anniversary: Oaxaca



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But First Coffee! (Ceramic Cup by William Clark) @techKialo @NativeInnovate @navajoarts
Travel is not a reward for working, it is education for living @BlackSheepInn
You don't have tourists in your house. You have visitors. - Hugo Antonio Santiago @TeotitlanDValle

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Travel is more than bums on seats, it's hearts that are engaged #rtweek16
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Upgrade your world: How to integrate Web 2.0 tools in promoting Ecotourism from Aivar Ruukel on Vimeo.

Most recent live hangout

February 22 #PlanetaTalks Conscious, Eco, Responsible and Fun 2016
Talking points: ITB Berlin - News from TAPAS - 2017 - #IUCNCongress - #CBDCOP13


Updates to #LocalTravelUSA ripple across the web with edits to pages including Austin, Flagstaff, Las Vegas and park pages including the Desert View Watchtower.

One of our social web challenges for Responsible Travel Weekis to learn how to make the most of live video and livestreaming. Bottom line if you want to make the most of the responsible travel movement, don't be a wallflower. We encourage those in the field to create your own videos, and if you can, share them live. There are plenty of options, including Periscope, what I'd call the app of the year! Tips: .

Spotlight: Climate Change #COP21

Greetings to all paying attention to #COP21
November 30 - December 11 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 (Paris, France)

Biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples and the Social Web 2012

October 8-19 Hyderabad hosted the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Planeta Founder Ron Mader facilitated the Global Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web to engage CoP 11 participants and colleagues around the world with new networking tools that highlight indigenous and local community tourism services that conserve traditional culture and local biodiversity.
Summary on Ron's blog

Other fave wiki pages developed with editors are European Ecotourism, Māori Proverbs (Whakataukī), Swedish Lapland. Keep an eye on Greece!