Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Photo: South African Tourism (Some rights reserved) Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/utSxmnkaz96RS2GE9 Table Mountain National Parksanparks.org/parks/table_mountain Cablewaytablemountain.nethealth and safetyfloral [email protected] Wikipedia: Table Mountain (Khoekhoe: Huri ‡oaxa, mountain rising from the sea; Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many …

Daintree National Park

Photo: Denisbin, View to coast near Cape Tribulation (Some rights reserved) The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park. They welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place. The Daintree National Park is about 130 kilometers north of Cairns. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EfZUvMUE7hvYqVmE8 Key Linksparks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/daintree HeadlinesHistoric …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset (Some rights reserved) Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. ‘Kakadu’ was named for Gagudju, …

Wild Colombia (Colombia Silvestre)

Photo: Luis Pérez, Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. HeadlinesRecall of the wild: South America’s new era of nature-led tourism …

Mount Rainer

Photo: NPS, Lupine Meadow (Some rights reserved) Mount Rainier National Park encompasses 235,625 acres on the west-side of the Cascade Range, and is located about 100 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. Mount Rainier National Park is approximately 97 percent wilderness and 3 percent National Historic Landmark District and receives approximately 2 …

Parks Links

Photo: Kyle Sullivan/BLM, Alabama Hills (Public domain) What would insiders like others know about parks and protected areass? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesProtected areas have a mixed impact on waterbirds, but management helps – NatureProtected area connectivity: Shortfalls in global targets and country-level priorities – Science DirectWalk on the Wild Side: …

National Public Lands Day

Photo: BLM Dakotas, Copper City Trail System (Some rights reserved) National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually at public lands in the United States on the fourth Saturday of September. A signature event of the National Environmental Education Foundation, it promotes both popular enjoyment and volunteer conservation of public lands. 2022 date: Saturday, September 24. …

National Park Service (USA)

Logo Spotlight on the US National Park Service – nps.gov Key Linksnps.govNewsDOI NewsMultimedia SearchIntegrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA)[email protected] National Park [email protected] ThemesNPS Servicewide ThemesNPS Servicewide messaging calendar Questions Is there a calendar or agenda for upcoming videos and live presentations featured on the YouTube channel? HeadlinesNational parks director wants to increase tribal nations’ role in …

Xochimilco Gardens

Photos: Marlene Ehrenberg Enriquez, Flowers (Used with permission) What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? As the pandemic subsides in 2022, we are talking with friends including Marlene Ehrenberg about the revitalization of a formal ecological park. Very keen on learning …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a mixed World Heritage Site and the world’s largest fully protected marine protected area. Size: Larger than the Gulf of Mexico and just smaller than the State of Alaska. The site is co-managed by federal and state …