Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument 2021 WebinarAugust 19, 12pm Pacificusicomos.org/webinars Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea?Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. Key LinksPapahanaumokuakea.govFacebookFlickr 2006 Media Release Media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as …

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Photo: Sherman Hogue, BLM, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Spotlight on the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in northwestern New Mexico. BLM: The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations made of interbedded …

Lost City Museum

Photo: Good signage Among our favorite small museums in the world and a place we intend to visit after the pandemic – the Lost City Museum in Overton, a 90-minute drive north of Las Vegas. A recommended itinerary includes the museum, Valley of Fire, and lunch in Overton. Currently closed due to the coronavirus, museum …

Mérida, Yucatán

Photo: City Park Mérida, the state capital of Yucatán is a terrific hub for natural and cultural adventures. Despite its tropical atmosphere, Mérida is actually located north of Mexico City (20° 58′ 12″ N compared to 19° 26′ 0″ N). The city is a gateway to the Celestún Biosphere Reserve. Explore the surrounding countryside if …

The Impacts of Overcrowding in Our National Parks on Park Resources and Visitor Experiences, and to Consider Strategic Approaches to Visitor Use Management

Photo: Grand Canyon Parking Lot (North Rim) The Impacts of Overcrowding in Our National Parks on Park Resources and Visitor Experiences, and to Consider Strategic Approaches to Visitor Use Management Recap of the hearing held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Room SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. The purpose …

08 • August • Agosto

Photo: Vince O’Sullivan, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe What’s on the August calendar? Aug 9, International Day of the World’s Indigenous PeopleAug 12, World Elephant DayAug 14, Navajo Code Talkers DayAug 15, Independence DayAug 25 Founder’s Day, National Park Service (USA) Check out National Heritage Week, Ireland. August 1 Swiss National Day (Switzerland) August 1 Pachamama Day …

Paricutín

Photo: Thomassin Mickaël, Iglesia Wikipedia: Parícutin is a cinder cone volcano located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, near the city of Uruapan and about 322 kilometers west of Mexico City. The volcano surged suddenly from the cornfield of local farmer Dionisio Pulido in 1943, attracting both popular and scientific attention. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/RB2q4bQgQcjJcXmXA Videos Paricutín …

African World Heritage Fund

Logo Livestreaming Friday African World Heritage Fund in partnership with Unesco host a side event on the 3rd Cycle of Periodic Reporting Exercise in the Africa Region during the 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting. July 30, 4-530pm Paris time/7-830am Pacific Looking into the future: Highlights of the Regional Action Plan for Africa …

International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

Photo: Cromwell, New Zealand The UN General Assembly designated 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV). Hashtags: #IYFV2021 #FruitsVegYear The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and in Spanish: Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura is the lead agency for celebrating the year in collaboration …

Richard McLellan

Photo: Lis McLellan, Butcher’s Track, Western Rangelands, WA At times when Twitter is either too bleak or blandly milquetoast, it’s refreshing to see info and photos that respect people and landscape and so much more. Easily a Twitter fave, here’s our spotlight on Richard McLellan, aka @RichardMcLellan Research ecologist @[email protected] : #Santalum#Sandalwood — Chair #[email protected]