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12/1 PUP, IUCN, Ecoturismo Genuino and 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme Offered Webinar on Overtourism in Protected Areas

On 3 November the PUP Consortium co-sponsored with IUCN’s Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS), Ecoturismo Genuino and the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Program to offer the webinar entitled What is overtourism in protected areas and what can we do about it? The webinar speakers were Jon Kohl (director of the PUP Global Heritage Consortium)…

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11/29 PUP, OpEPA and Colombian National Parks Launch Interpretation Training for Local Tourism Service Providers

Bogotá, Colombia. The PUP Global Heritage Consortium and its Colombian national office affiliate, the Organization for Education and Environmental Protection (OpEPA) have joined Colombian National Parks with financing from the European Union to design and offer an interpretation workshop for local tourism service providers around five national parks. The participants will learn how to use…

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7/10 US National Park Service Publishes Fire Island National Seashore Visitor Experience Plan 1.0 Facilitated by PUP/CBI

Patchogue, New York. The PUP Global Heritage Consortium is pleased to announce the publication of Version 1.0 of the Visitor Experience Plan for Fire Island National Seashore, a unit of the US National Park Service located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. PUP members Stacie Smith of the Consensus Building Institute and…

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6/23 PUP Consortium Earns Federal Tax-Exempt Status

The PUP Consortium is proud to announce that the Internal Revenue Service of the US Government has officially bestowed upon the Consortium the status of a 501(c)3 charitable organization. This means that the organization is now exempt from US taxes and can receive tax-deductible contributions from American taxpayers. Perhaps more important, the status is a…

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5/24 PUP Successfully Launches Spanish Interpretation Webinar Series

The PUP Global Heritage Consortium, National Association for Interpretation, and CATIE university launched its new Spanish language heritage interpretation webinar series with its first installment by PUP coordinator Jon Kohl entitled, “Más allá de las palabras del intérprete: Integrando el contexto total para diseñar oportunidades para tener experiencias del visitante.” Eleven participants registered from Argentina,…

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

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, and must depend on developed countries (principally Spain and…

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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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