Banff National Park

Photo: Denise Kitagawa, Little Copper Mountain via Gibbon Pass and Redearth Creek Trail Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. The park encompasses more than 6,000 square kilometers of mountain wilderness and is part of the larger Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. More …

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, …

Exploring El Chico National Park (Parque Nacional El Chico)

Photo: Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Parque Nacional El Chico Higalgo, Mexico – El Chico (The Little One) National Park was Mexico’s first national forest reserve, decreed so by President Porfirio Díaz at the end of the 19th century. Deforestation began three centuries earlier, when the metal-working industry indiscriminately chopped down trees for firewood. Today the 2,739 …

Restoring National Monuments

Photo: Department of the Interior, Bears Ears HeadlinesTribal leaders praise restoration of Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bears Ears monumentsBiden restores beloved national monuments, reversing Trump cutsBears Ears reduxBiden restores protections for national monuments in Utah and New England Twitter Moment2021 restoration of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Videos Biden Delivers Remarks On Protections …

National Monument

Bingo: National Monument In the USA, a national monument is a section of public land set aside for its natural, historical, or cultural value. National monuments range from structures to oceans to large tracts of land. Some HistoryThe Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since …

City Parks on Twitter

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K’Gari = Fraser Island

Photo: Matt Binns K’Gari (Fraser Island) is the largest sand island in the world. The World Heritage-listed island is located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. Day-to-day management of Fraser Island is the responsibility of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. The Butchulla word for paradise, K’gari, will be restored as the …

Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve

Photo: SEMARNAT, Fish Located at the southeastern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve encompasses more than 144,000 hectares of coral reefs, mangroves, beds of sea grass beds and sand beache. Banco Chinchorro is the largest platform type reef complex system in Mexico and because of its isolated position, it represents well-preserved natural …

City Parks

Photo: Henderson, Cornerstone Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are your favorites? What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and explore the natural world. Parks offer a respite from urban stress. Questions …

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 …