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4/25 PUP/NAI/CATIE Launch New Program of Spanish Webinars on Heritage Interpretation

Why Spanish-language Interpretation Webinars? The Partners Webinar Themes Goals Why Spanish-language Interpretation Webinars? The Spanish-speaking world lacks regular online opportunities about interpretation. Therefore, many interpreters in Latin America feel isolated without access to resources in order to improve their interpretive ability. They also lack an association, a regular publication such as a newsletter or journal,…

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4/20 PUP Releases 2016 Annual Report

PUP releases its 2016 annual report both in PDF form and in web-based form. Says PUP Director, Jon Kohl, “Since we advocate that plans should be web-based and easily updated rather than in printed and bound format which makes them nearly impossible to update, we decided to start showcasing this approach first with our annual…

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4/5 PUP Will Collaborate with US National Parks to Create Interpretive Plan in Colombia’s Tayrona National Park

Bogotá, Colombia. Colombia National Natural Parks has an agreement with the US National Park Service and the International Conservation Corps (ICCF), an American NGO, in which both send current (former) and retired (latter) park personnel to countries to carry out park-related projects as international cooperation. ICCF also has a local Colombian chapter. As such in…

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3/24 PUP Has Strong Showing at International Heritage Interpretation Conference in Mexico

San José del Cabo, México. The PUP Consortium participated in a variety of ways at the most recent international interpretation conference sponsored by the National Association for Interpretation (March 19-23), the leading association for heritage interpreters. Here are some of the more prominent ways that PUP participated.   PUP advisor Dr. Sam Ham gave the…

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3/16 PUP Country Rep for Colombia, Carlos Rosero, Wins Best Nature Guide 2017

Carlos Romero of Bogota, Colombia, PUP’s country representative in Colombia, just won Best Nature Guide of 2017 for EcoTripMatch.com’s inaugural nature guide competition. Congratulations to Carlos not only for the award, but the diverse ways in which he puts his guiding skills to work. Click here for the announcement. In the words of Carlos’s nominator:…

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3/13 PUP Announces Its First General Member in New Membership Program

Windsor, Vermont. This month PUP has been testing its new general membership program and is now live. It would also like to announce its very first general member, Mr. Bill Hochstin of Windsor, Vermont. Bill saw PUP coordinator give a talk at Dartmouth College a few weeks ago about his book and decided to sign…

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3/8 PUP Signs Agreement with OpEPA to be Colombia Country Office

Bogota. PUP Consortium director Jon Kohl signed an MOU with Luis Alberto Camargo, executive director of OpEPA — Organization for Education and Environmental Protection — to become PUP’s second country office organization after Mexico. OpEPA now formally represents PUP in Colombia and will manage its programs in Colombia as applicable. Carlos Rosero, who has been…

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3/1 PUP Colombia Country Rep, Carlos Rosero, Finalist for 2017 Best Nature Guide by EcoMatch

3/1. Carlos Rosero is the PUP Global Heritage Consortium country representative for Colombia. He has participated actively in PUP programs in Colombia including interpretive guide training and small ecotourism provider development. He also led the development of a series of best practices published by the Colombian government with support of PUP. He has been nominated…

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2/15 PUP Director Jon Kohl Launches Speaking Tour in the US

New York. Based on the recent PUP book, The Future Has Other Plans: Planning Holistically to Conserve Natural and Cultural Heritage, by PUP founding director Jon Kohl and founding board director Dr. Stephen McCool, Kohl launched a speaking tour in the US to promote the book, the Consortium, and the core idea of Holistic Planning…

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1/29 HESNAC in Mexico Becomes the First PUP Country Office

10 January. The PUP Global Heritage Consortium and HESNAC, A.C. signed an MOU making the latter organization PUP’s first country office in representation of Mexico. This agreement means that HESNAC is duly authorized to manage and facilitate all PUP projects appropriate to its means in the country of Mexico. A country office is an agreement…

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