Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Plaza de la Soledad. Notice the Guelaguetza textiles and tiliches of Putla de Guerrero Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April …

Canaima National Park

Photo: Rafael Estrella, Canaima – Auyantepui Spotlight on Canaima National Park (Parque Nacional Canaima) WHC: Canaima National Park is spread over 3 million ha in south-eastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Roughly 65% of the park is covered by table mountain (tepui) formations. The tepuis constitute a unique biogeological entity and are …

Camino de Costa Rica

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Visit to Quepos From ocean to ocean in Central America, the Camino de Costa Rica walking trail – caminodecostarica.org – compises rural roads and challenging forest trails. Coast to coast requires a 15 day, 280 kilometers (170 miles) hike crossing Costa Rica from the Atlantic to the Pacífic. Established in 2018, this …

The Great Spas of Europe

Photo: Mariano Mantel, Colonnade, Mariánské Lázně Accepted in 2021 as a collaborative World Heritage Site nomination: the Great Spas of Europe are a group of 11 spa towns from 7 nation states nominated by UNESCO as a transnational series for inscription on the World Heritage List. Collaborating in this application are Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2021

Photo: Albert Straub, Coral Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2021. Danger List In 2021 the UNESCO World Heritage Committee recommended Australia’s Great Barrier Reef be put on the List of World Heritage in Danger and warned that climate change remains the most serious threat. Debate takes place in …

Rio Grande

Photo: Gary Nored, River Road from Presidio to Big Bend Spotlight on the Rio Grande Wikipedia: The Rio Grande known in Mexico as Río Bravo del Norte, or simply Río Bravo) is one of the principal rivers (along with the Colorado River) in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The Rio Grande begins in …

Mangroves Links

Photo: Frozen in Time, Tabasco Links related to mangroves and mangrove day (July 26): ReportsSecuring the Future of Mangroves 2018 Message from Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCOMangroves, located in tropical regions where land and sea meet, form unique ecosystems whose benefit for human beings, the environment and biodiversity are considerable. Mangroves constitute protection from storms, …

La Ciudadela Crafts Market

Photo: Parking Mexico City – La Ciudadela Crafts Market (Mercado de Artesanías de La Ciudadela) features handmade crafts and curiosities, including embroidery, glassware, onyx figures, and jewelry. The market was created to compliment the 1968 Olympics in Mexico when the government called artisans from across the country to showcase their work for visitors from around …

IUCN World Conservation Congress (Sep 2021)

Logo Planeta.com spotlights the work of the IUCN and provides these profiles which are slowly updated before, during, and after events. We are keen to learn about trends in environmental conservation and the changing political and environmental climates. Request – Please let us know if you are attending or interested in following the congress as …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: View from Imperial Point Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 …