Geopark

Buzzwords Geopark = a UNESCO-designated area containing one or more sites of particular geological importance, intended to conserve the geological heritage and promote public awareness of it, typically through travel and tourism Headlines Recibirá la UNAM reconocimiento de la Comisión Permanente por sus dos geoparques mundiales unesco-geopark-managers-gather-in-clare unesco-retira-al-geoparque-de-su-lista-por-la-negativa-gubernamental Plan de geoparque en Yanhuitlán (Oaxaca, Mexico) …

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Photo: Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Aerial View Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park became part of the US national park system (as a national monument) in 1907 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. Key Links nps.gov/chcu/index.htm Facebook @chacoculturenhp Google Maps goo.gl/maps/KnSwQWKMYFr7Radx6 The Chaco Culture National Historic Park …

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? Headlines Why Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ …

Kilimanjaro National Park

Photo: IFAW Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft) from its base to 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. – Wikipedia Questions What are the Indigenous names for Mount Kilimanjaro? …

Desierto de los Leones National Park

Photo, Alejandro Castañeda A short, hour drive from Mexico City takes you to the fresh air and the dense pine and oak forests of Desierto de los Leones, Mexico’s first national park. Google Map Located in the 3,000-meter high mountains on the southwestern side of the valley, the abundant springs were the major water source …

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Photo: John Fowler, Memory of Water 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 …

Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, aka CONANP)

Poster Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas or CONANP) works to conserve the natural patrimony of the country. Key Links gob.mx/conanp Prensa Mapas YouTube Descarga el mapa actualizado de Áreas Naturales Protegidas Decretadas @conanp_mx Videos 2020 Budget Cuts usatupoder.org skyislandalliance.org milenio.com ecoturismogenuino.com Asegura Conanp que su viabilidad no está riesgo por recorte …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The 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 visitors has increased from 3 …

Gawler Ranges National Park

Photo Royston Rascals, National Park Spotlight on the Gawler Ranges National Park, a 1,633 km2 (631 sq mi) protected area lying 350 km (217 mi) north-west of Adelaide in the northern Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. It is famous for its spectacular rock formations. Key Links parks.sa.gov.au Elsewhere Top 5 things to see eyrepeninsula.com Google …

Cotopaxi

Photo: Jo Simon, View from Iliniza Spotlight on Cotopaxi, an active stratovolcano, national park, and country province, in the Andes Mountains about 50 km (31 mi) south of Quito, and 33 km (21 mi) northeast of the city of Latacunga, Ecuador. The Cotopaxi volcano (meaning “smooth neck of the moon” in Quechua) is among the …