Death Valley National Park

Photo: NASA Earth (Some rights reserved) Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. 2022 news: In one of the driest places on Earth, a thousand-year rain event delivered 75 percent of the yearly average precipitation in just three hours. Tupippuh …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2022

Photo: G. Torda/ARC Center, Bleached Coral (Some rights reserved) Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2022. Key Linksgbrmpa.gov.auReef [email protected] ReportsAnnual Summary Report of Coral Reef Condition 2021/22Highest coral cover in central, northern Reef in 36 yearshttps://twitter.com/aims_gov_au/status/1555312796975390723 Continued coral recovery leads to 36-year highs across two-thirds of the Great Barrier …

Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Lovell Canyon (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Nevada’s Spring Mountains. The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area features a helpful visitor center. Is there snow on the mountains? Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/yGgwB65KknyN34wBA …

August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day in South Africa

Photo: Flow Communications, Kynsna (Some rights reserved) August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day – marineprotectedareas.org.za/mpa-day – in South Africa. Hashtag: #MPADay Key Linksmarineprotectedareas.org.zaexplore Backgroundmarineprotectedareas.org.za: A Marine Protected Area (MPA) is an area of coastline or ocean that is specially protected for the benefit of people and nature. MPAs help manage part of the marine …

Arches National Park

Photo: Arches, North Window (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Arches National Park Key Linksnps.gov/arch/index.htmDark Sky CertifiedTimed [email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9Jrhi8BmQup4QMea7 HeadlinesArches National Park timed entry system working well, but will it be back? – KUTVTimed entry pilot program begins at Arches National ParkAnother national park in Utah is set to require reservations for entry as visitation …

Marine Park

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Marine Park = designated park consisting of an area of sea set aside to achieve ecological sustainability, promote marine awareness and understanding, enable marine recreational activities, and provide benefits for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities Also see: MPAs ElsewhereNational Marine Sanctuary Foundation – @marinesanctuaryLarge-Scale Marine Protected Areas: Guidelines for Design …

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Photo: Sherman Hogue, BLM, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in northwestern New Mexico. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/HsMaMB9H9K65JhbG7 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 …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Yosemite National Park, an area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite …

African Protected Areas Congress

Logo Having been postponed since 2019, the inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Area Congress (APAC) takes place in July 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. Hashtag: #APAC2022 Key [email protected]_Congress [email protected]_WCPA Questions Is there a directory of participants? Speakers? What is the event’s hashtag? Will the event have live and recorded video? Does the event have a Facebook event …

Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

Photo: NPS: Grove (Some rights reserved) Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove covers 248 acres and contains about 500 mature giant sequoia trees. Some of them are estimated to be as much as 3,000 to 3,500 years old. Key Linksnps.gov/yose Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/KsQhfskgKho9CJRp6 Restoration Among the highlights of 2018, Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove reopened to the public. Plan …