Ron, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area @ Nevada 03.2014
Ron Mader

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Ron Mader ...
is a recognized American leader
communication catalyst
loves what's local
thrives on collaboration
prefers to travel slowly
ignores trending topics
herds cats

Professionally
is the director of Planeta.com
is the Communications Director for TAPAS (Imagine tourism in protected areas as environmentally, socially and economically sustainable)
is the author of the 'Mexico Adventures in Nature' and the winner of two Lente de Plata awards given by the Mexican government
correspondent of Transitions Abroad
Is the Innovation Award winner from TIES (2010)

Personally
Love to learn new words

Contact
Email: editor@planeta.com
Twitter: @ronmader
Google+ https://plus.google.com/+ronmader






american environmental leaders 2008

Books

Global Ecotourism Policies And Case Study (Contributor), 2003
Rethinking Tourism, second edition (Contributor), 2001
Mexico: Adventures in Nature, 1998
Honduras: Adventures in Nature (Co-Author), 1997

Magazines and Websites

Transitions Abroad, 1997-

Interviews

http://www.cctv-america.com/2014/10/13/cubas-wildlife-attractions-countering-the-us-travel-ban-for-americans
talking is fine but then you have to act (sustainable, responsible, ecotourism)
Conversation with Ron Mader - Ecoclub
http://envecologictv.com/?videos=ron-mader-founder-planeta

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Curriculum Vitae

Ron Mader is a recognized American leader and communication and collaboration catalyst.

Since 1998 Ron's professional work has focused on the broad movement toward sustainable and responsible practices.

He founded Planeta.com, the award-winning website, in 1994 as the Web's first website focusing on ecotourism and responsible travel and conscious travel.

Ron earned a bachelor's degree in communication (1987) from Indiana University and a master's degree (1990) from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Ron has received many awards, including recognition from the Mexican government for exemplary tourism coverage. Presidents Fox and Zedillo presented Ron with the Lente de Plata Award in 1999 and 2002. American Environmental Leaders (2008) includes a profile of Ron for his work in environmental journalism and community activism. In 2010 he won the Innovation Award presented by the International Ecotourism Society

Ron is active on the lecture/conference circuit, having been a presenter at the World Ecotourism Summit (2002), the Mexico Ecotourism Conference (2003), the Aboriginal Australia Tourism Conference (2007) Ecotourism New Zealand Conference (2007), Belize Responsible Tourism Conference (2009), Estonia's European Ecotourism Conference (2010) , Responsible Tourism in Cities (South Africa, 2011) and the COP11 Biodiversity Summit (India, 2012)

Ron developed the award-winning Planeta.com in 1994 as a reporter's notebook. Planeta pioneered online reporting focusing on practical ecotourism around the globe. The award-winning site provides free access to articles and resource guides for travelers, researchers and policy-makers. The site has won awards from major magazines and national governments.

Ron's work catalyzes action toward environmental conservation, responsible travel and peacemaking. His presentations use social web and he documents his workshops and presentations on Planeta.com as well as Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube.

Ron is also the ecotourism and Latin America contributing editor for the U.S.-based Transitions Abroad.

Prior to the 2002 Ecotourism World Summit, Ron Mader hosted tourism's largest online e-conference, a virtual gathering of more than 900 people around the world.

In May 2011 he was a featured speaker at the Responsible Tourism in Cities Conference in South Africa.

Ron is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas and currently serves in the executive committee of the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS).

Indigenous Culture

Ron is a proponent of indigenous tourism around the world. He has led workshops for indigenous tourism leaders to share lessons learned on using the Web to communicate points of view that are often left out of mass media.

Ron has led online webinars for members of Aboriginal Tourism Australia and Indigenous Tourism Rights Association. After consulting with members of Aboriginal Tourism Australia, Ron launched the online World Forum on Tourism and Indigenous People which has been incorporated into Planeta's Indigenous Wiki.

Since 2007 Ron has collaborated with the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in launching the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award. The winners have continued to collaborate, creating the Indigenous Peoples Week (2010-).

Mexico

From 2001-2013 Ron was based in Oaxaca, México, Ron hosts a discussion series and an annual tourism fair. Working with friends and colleagues in Mexico, Ron has developed a number of innovative events including free Web workshops for artesanos, chocolate treasure hunts, photo safaris, guided tree walks and rugby tournaments.

Ron continues collaborating with friends in Mexico. Updates include #Mexico Now

Education

Bachelors Degree in Communications, Indiana University, 1987
Masters Degree, Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1990

Awards

2010 Innovation Awards presented by the International Ecotourism Society
2008 American Environmental Leaders includes a profile of Ron for his work in environmental journalism and community activism.
1999 and 2002 Presidents Fox and Zedillo presented Ron with the Lente de Plata Award

Workshops
All Travel is Local, Mexico, 2013
CoP11 Biodiversity and Indigenous Tourism Workshop, India, 2012
Responsible Tourism in Cities, South Africa 2011
Chiapas Workshop, 2010
ITBW Award Workshop, USA 2010
Tourism and the Web, Ecuador 2008
Ecotourism New Zealand, 2007
Aboriginal Australia Tourism, 2007
Guadalajara Workshop, 2006
Mexico City Workshop, 2005
Oaxaca City Workshop, 2002

Ron Mader es un conocido lider americano y una catalista de comunicación y la colaboración.

Desde 1998 su trabajo ha enfocado en favor del movimiento acerca practicas sustentables y responsables.

He creado el sitio web Planeta.com en 1994 como uno de los primeros sitios con enfoque del turismo responsable, consciente y de ecoturismo.

Ron obtuvo una licenciatura en comunicación (1987) de la Universidad de Indiana y un título de maestría (1990) del Instituto de Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de Texas en Austin.

Ron ha recibido muchos premios, incluyendo el reconocimiento del gobierno mexicano para la cobertura de turismo ejemplar. Los presidentes Fox y Zedillo presentó Ron con el premio Lente de Plata en 1999 y 2002. American Environmental Leaders (2008) incluye un perfil de Ron por su trabajo en periodismo ambiental y el activismo de la comunidad. En 2010 gano el premio Innovacion por parte de TIES

Ron está activa en la conferencia / circuito de conferencias, con presentaciones en el Cumbre Mundial del Ecoturismo (2002), Conferencia Mexicana de Ecoturismo (2003), Conferencia de Turismo Aborigenal en Australia (2007) y Ecoturismo Nueva Zelanda (2007), Belize (2009) y la Conferencia de Ecoturismo Europea en Estonia (2010), la Conferencia acerca Turismo Responsable en las Ciudades (Sudafrika, 2011) y Cubre de Biodiversidad (COP11) (India, 2012)

Ron Mader es experto en el tema de comunicación por Internet y por medios de comunicacion tradicional. Su website, Planeta.com, se inició en 1994. Es uno de los websites más respetados en el mundo por su apoyo a y promoción del ecoturismo y turismo responsable. Tiene más de 10,000 páginas de informacion en su sitio que recibe mas de 3,000 visitantes unicas por dia. Empezando primero en América Latina, el trabajo de Ron hoy en día abarca varios continentes.

Ron siempre ha estado a la vanguardia del Internet. Ha sido uno de los primeros en reconocer el poder del concepto de redes sociales y he creado sitios populares en Flickr y YouTube. Sus fotos estuvieron vistas casi 500,000 veces en Flickr y varios de sus videos en YouTube han recibido mas de 5,000 vistas. Uno de los más populares seminarios de Planeta.com, el Taller Internet ayuda a profesionales a utilizar la web de manera más efectiva y a mejorar las herramientas de comunicación -- en línea y en el mundo natural. Ha tenido mucha acogida y éxito con los empresarios de pequeno y medianos empresas que desean desarrollar o mejorar sus sitios web y su presencia en Internet.

Ron desarrolló el galardonado Planeta.com en 1994 como un bloc de periodista. Planeta pionero en la presentación de informes en línea centrada en el ecoturismo práctica en todo el mundo. El ganador de premios sitio ofrece acceso gratuito a los artículos y guías de recursos para los viajeros, investigadores y responsables políticos. El sitio ha ganado premios de las principales revistas y los gobiernos nacionales.

El trabajo de Ron cataliza la acción hacia la conservación del medio ambiente, responsable de viajes y establecimiento de la paz. Sus presentaciones incorpora el uso de los redes sociales y el documenta sus talleres y presentaciones a través de Planeta.com, así como Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Slideshare, Twitter y YouTube.

Ron es también el editor colaborador de la Transitions Abroad.

Antes de la Cumbre de Ecoturismo Mundial de 2002, Ron Mader alojado en línea más grande del turismo e-conferencia, una reunión virtual de más de 900 personas en todo el mundo.

En mayo de 2011 fue un orador destacado en el turismo responsable en la Conferencia de Turismo Responsable en las Ciudades en el SudÁfrica.

Ron es un miembro de la Comisión Mundial de Áreas Protegidas y actualmente se desempeña en el comité ejecutivo del Turismo y el Grupo Especialista en Áreas Protegidas (TAPAS).

Cultura Indigena

Ron es un aficionado de turismo indigena alrededor del mundo. Ron ha dirigido talleres para líderes indígenas de turismo para compartir lecciones aprendidas sobre el uso de la Web para comunicar puntos de vista que a menudo son excluidos de los medios de comunicación de masas.

Ron ha conducido seminarios en línea para los miembros de Turismo de los pueblos indígenas de Australia y Turismo de la Asociación de Derechos. Después de consultar con los miembros de Turismo Aborigen de Australia, Ron puso en marcha el Foro en línea sobre el Turismo Mundial y los Pueblos Indígenas que ha sido incorporado en la pagina de Indigenous Wiki.

Desde 2007, Ron ha colaborado con la Secretaría de las Naciones Unidas de la Convención sobre la Diversidad Biológica en el lanzamiento de un premio para turismo indígena, la biodiversidad e internet. Los ganadores siguen collaborando, creando La Semana de los Pueblos Indigenas (2010-).

México

Entre 2001-2013 con sede en Oaxaca, México, Ron tuvo una serie de platicas y una feria anual acerca turismo. Trabajar con amigos y colegas en el México, Ron ha desarrollado una serie de acontecimientos innovadores, como talleres gratis de Web para artesanos, cazas del tesoro de chocolate, safaris fotográficos, paseos de árboles y torneos de rugby.

Educación

Bachelors Degree in Communications, Indiana University
Masters Degree, Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Awards

2010 Innovation Awards presented by the International Ecotourism Society
2008 American Environmental Leaders includes a profile of Ron for his work in environmental journalism and community activism.
1999 and 2002 Presidents Fox and Zedillo presented Ron with the Lente de Plata Award

Workshops
All Travel is Local, Mexico, 2013
CoP11 Biodiversity and Indigenous Tourism Workshop, India, 2012
Responsible Tourism in Cities, South Africa 2011
Chiapas Workshop, 2010
ITBW Award Workshop, USA 2010
Tourism and the Web, Ecuador 2008
Ecotourism New Zealand, 2007
Aboriginal Australia Tourism, 2007
Guadalajara Workshop, 2006
Mexico City Workshop, 2005
Oaxaca City Workshop, 2002


ron @ wahaca


Key Link: Mentions on the CBD Website
http://www.cbd.int/kb/Results?q=ron%20mader

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Journalism

http://ronmader.pressfolios.com

Membership

Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism (GPST)
Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS)
World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), 2013-2016

Host, Online Conferences
Responsible Travel Week 2009-2015
Indigenous Peoples Week, 2011-2015
Tourism and Climate Change 2008-2009
Food, Health and Cultivating Communities 2008-2011
Ecotourism Challenges Dialogue 2007
Dialogue on Linking Tourism and Protected Areas 2007
Tourism and Migration 2007
Ethical Travel Dialogue June/July 2006
Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum November 2005
Rural Tourism Conference April/May 2005
City Environments 2004-2011
Environmental Impact of Transportation 2003
Ethical Marketing July 2003
NGOs in Tourism and Conservation October 2002
Financing Sustainable Tourism June 2002
Sustainable Development of Ecotourism 2002
Communities and Tourism March 2002
Media, Environment and Tourism November 2001
Green Building and Tourism May 2001
International Year of Ecotourism 2001-2003
Reimagining Ecotourism in Central America February 2001
Ecotourism Certification 2000-2003
Reimagining Ecotourism in South America November 2000
Reimagining Ecotourism in Mexico September 2000
Reimagining Ecotourism in North America May 2000







stats (my social web reach, updated on occasion)


channel

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flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta
9,938,202 all-time views
1,000 followers
10.2015
youtube
Videos 519
Subscribers: 371
Channel Views: 734,9734,979
10.2015
flipboard
https://flipboard.com/profile/ronmader
640 followers
10.2015
google+
117 followers in planeta circles
622 followers, 580,595 views in ron circles
10.2015
instagram
http://instagram.com/planeta
181 posts, 493 followers, 50 following
10.2015
pinterest
02.2013
slideshare
10.2015
storify
10.2015
facebook group
facebook page
planeta - 334 members
Planetacom - 128 likes
02.2013
twitter
01.2016
linkedin


wordpress blog
views 23,758
02.2013
g-t
472 posts
02.2013
wiki
1,000 unique visitors/3,000 views/day
02.2013

Twitter


Search

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Entrevistas = Interviews

Ya es tiempo de conservar
think about it

Oa

http://www.openaccessweek.org/profile/2mpha4gruv93d

Links

http://blog.slideshare.net/2012/11/21/giving-thanks-and-giving-back

Photos

Taller Internet
Ron, Zion National Park 08.2013
Winning the Award: Lente de Plata 2002
Cesar and Ron



Ron

Videos

Upgrade your world: How to integrate Web 2.0 tools in promoting European Ecotourism from Aivar Ruukel on Vimeo.









talking is fine but then you have to act (sustainable, responsible, ecotourism in Mexico) 2011



New Zealand Ecotourism Brochure 2007

Editing

Ron Mader

Dead link
http://player.vimeo.com/video/51132021

Embedded Tweets



#LVL5 Q&A

What are 3 interesting or important things people should know about you?
I am an Indiana-born Nevadan, having arrived in late 2013 to care for aging parents. I've spent the better part of the past 15 years in Oaxaca, Mexico. I'm the author of an eco travel book, Mexico: Adventures in Nature and the host of the popular Planeta.com website, the Internet's first global guide to ecotourism and responsible travel. Planeta celebrates its 20th anniversary this year!

I'm a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas and serve on the executive committee of the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS) which works toward a future in which tourism in protected areas as environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. I'm very keen on the new national monuments around Las Vegas. This city is an amazing hub for outdoor adventures.

Fun fact. In 2001 I co-founded the Zinacantli Rugby Club in Oaxaca de Juárez. I'm looking for a good place to watch the Rugby World Cup in Las Vegas.

What's your favorite thing about living in Las Vegas? What's your least favorite?
Among my favorite things living here are the bike trails and city parks. Eco awareness and infrastructure has grown exponentially. 20 years ago neighborhood associations banned solar panels on houses. Now the city hosts the national Clean Energy Summit.

Least favorite - Local news. TV news offer viewers emotional whiplash segueing from bodies in the desert to boy scout jamborees. Dead tree newspaper coverage careens from insightful analysis to seemingly sponsored content, and don't get me started on the lack of thoughtful responses via the online comments. We need a viewers and readers guide to local and state politics.

If you could improve or change 1 thing in the #Vegas Valley, what would it be?
Let me focus on travel and tourism. Las Vegas does a lot of things right. More than 40 million people will visit this year and contribute greatly to the economy and social fabric. What could be developed further is the notion of responsible and local travel.

Responsible travel proposes that making places better to live makes places better to visit. We see this on a number of fronts from the increase in cycling lanes to the integration of renewable energy into the power grid. Downtown renovation has made incredible strides. But rarely, if ever, are these developments called 'responsible tourism' but that's how they would be viewed on the global stage.

There is a global local travel movement, complete with walking tours and neighborhood meetups. Slow adventures might not be for everyone, but they offer locals and visitors the chance for meaningful interaction. Visitors have checklists of casinos and shows to visit, but there are few opportunities to meet locals on their turf. Where are the walking tours in downtown Las Vegas? Where can I rent a bike? Are there volunteer opportunities? What are the oldest businesses in town? What should we know about Paiute culture and other Native Americans groups who called this home?

Ask and curate answers to these questions and locals and visitors will be better informed. I'd love to see Las Vegas Locally create an index of meetups. Better yet, let's have our own meetup/happy hour to catalyze these connections.

You own 1 of the oldest websites (Planeta.com ) on the internet. What should people know about it?
Planeta.com is 20 years old and we've made good friends around the world keen on travel that locals like.
Each year Planeta.com hosts two tentpole events, online unconferences amplifying work around the world
Today we begin Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw5 so we'd love to hear more about Paiute Culture in southern Nevada

Can you share a favorite word that comes to mind when you're thinking of Las Vegas and southern Nevada?

Petrichor = The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell


Hashtag: #LVL5


#Untravel Q&A


1. Your first travel experience with indigenous people.
In the 1970s my parents purchased jewelry from traders which led to visits to artisans and pow wows in South Dakota and New Mexico.

2. It is a sticky issue for travellers and indigenous communities - how can travellers best support communities? Models that have worked?
Visitors need to go to the places where they are welcome. There are plenty of inclusive venues that welcome travelers. I recommend visiting markets with indigenous artisans and cooks. One of my favorite places in Oaxaca, Mexico is the Friday/Saturday Pochote Market. And if you really want to make a difference, learn how to say 'hello' in one of the local languages.

3. What can responsible travel service providers and government agencies do to support the lives and livelihoods of local populations?
Listen. Far too many programs are created top-down and end up failures.

4. Success stories of sensitive indigenous tourism you have seen.

5. How do you see the future of indigenous communities—being alienated and dying out, or forced to adapt to modern development or is there an in-between?
Honestly I see a vibrant future and it starts now by visitors going where invited and staying away when asked to #untravel

Knowledge of:
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Advanced methods of research, project analysis and report preparation.
Advanced principles and techniques of project management.
Advanced public relations techniques.
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Ability to:
Independently perform administrative and analytical activities on assigned projects involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
Use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, recommend best options and implement approved solution in support of goals.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Books: Mexico Adventures in Nature




Imagine more uses for periscope. Here's today's walk and talk, prep for 2016

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aUL76zEwNTk1NTh8MU9kS3JhbGJNcmt4WEg5TTsohBVZD7dTtOmPndIJfG3MHrRXlPLcSzHkL25j
Timestamps
2 Pocket park
2:15 Take a look at these trees. We are in fall here, winter.

Ongoing Events
rtweek2016
indiweek2016
localtravelusa


Proposals
Wayfinder Guides - We would like to create wayfinder guides to institutions - information hubs that direct locals and visitors to travel and tourism information at the cbd, iucn, unep and unesco. This will be a collaborative exercise during Responsible Travel Week, February 8-16. Please let me know you'd like to help edit the Planeta Wiki. We start with our guide to UNEP

Oaxaca 2006 - 10th anniversary review of the 2006 social protests and consequences in Oaxaca.

Monetize the hangouts -






Spotlight: Climate Change #COP21

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



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