Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). The nearly 200,000 acre park is managed by the Bureau of …

Soomaa National Park

Photo: Soomaa National Park (Estonia) Soomaa National Park is the second largest national park in Estonia. The park has bogs, large mires, sand dunes and what the locals call a ‘fifth season’ due to floods in springtime. Created in 1993, the park is located on the border of Pärnu and Viljandi Counties. Key Linkssoomaa.comSoomaa rahvusparkeesti.soomaa.com …

Wild New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links relate to Wild New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: National Policy Statement for Indigenous BiodiversityDraft National Policy Statement for Indigenous BiodiversityHe kura koiora i hokia: a discussion document on a proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous BiodiversityWildlife rules for private land queried by owners and businesses [email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected][email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]_collins Hashtag#wildnz HeadlinesWildlife …

White Sands National Park

Photo: Cartwheels Transitioning from a national monument to a national park, White Sands National Park protects the largest gypsum dune field in the world. Park managers and friends of the park work toward public access and maintenance of the solitude and silence of the dunes. Located in southern New Mexico, the park is located outside …

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Kudos to the tribes! @UtahDineBikeyah: “Five years ago today, Tribes of the Bears Ears region submitted a proposal to the United States to protect 1.9-million acres of ancestral lands – now known as Bears Ears National Monument.” Key Linksblm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/bears-ears-national-monumentblm.gov/visit/bears-ears-national-monument Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/qKwbea4ygmSMXmzVA Responsible TravelResponsible travel (read Imagine …

La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Golfinas Publisher’s note: This feature was originally written in the early 2000s and is being updated. Suggestions are welcome. On Chiapas’ southern Pacific coast, the 357,824 acres (144,868 hectares) La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve is a coastal ecosystem of mangrove estuaries, semi-deciduous tropical forest, and seasonally flooded forests. Given the diversity of habitats, …

Bears Ears Links

Buzzwords Links related to Bears Ears National Monument presented in somewhat random fashion: 2019Feds stack Bears Ears advisory group with critics of southern Utah monumentDemocrat-controlled San Juan County formally withdraws from Bears Ears court caseBagley Cartoon: Attack on Bears EarsWhat remains of Bears Earshttps://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/04/24/apc-new-advisory-panel-for-bears-ears-national-monument-becomes-latest-flashpoint-in-debateInjustice Reassured: Bears Ears Advisory Committee Stacked for Opposition Embedded Tweets Twitter …