Los Alerces National Park

photo: nampelkafenahuel, los alerces Breaking News (2017): The World Heritage Committee has just inscribed Parque Nacional Los Alerces (Los Alerces National Park) on the list of World Heritage Sites. Argentina has four national parks as world heritage site. This park will celebrate its 80th anniversary this year. Protected natural areas are … President wants to double …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

Galapagos

Buzzwords The 1859 publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species made the Galapagos famous. A century later in 1959, Ecuador declared 97 percent of the Galapagos islands a national park. In 1979 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designad the Galapagos Islands as a World Heritage Site, the first place on …

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Photo: NPS, Williams Ranch nps.gov: Guadalupe Mountains National Park was established on September 30th, 1972 and incorporates 86,367 acres near El Paso, Texas. The park’s name comes from the Guadalupe Mountains, which are found in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico, and also contain Carlsbad Cavern National Park. Guadalupe Mountains National Park includes Guadalupe Peak, …

Valley of Fire State Park

Photo Nevada – Valley of Fire State Park is the state’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. Civilian Conservation Corps workers helped to make the new park accessible to visitors through the construction of roads and rest areas. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Climbing ban in 2019https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/11/07/why-we-are-banning-tourists-climbing-uluru https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6458703/climbers-booed-as-they-ascend-uluru-for-final-time https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/26/new-dawn-for-uluru-as-climb-closure-ends-decades-of-disrespect https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/hopes-uluru-closure-will-raise-awareness-of-other-sacred-sites/11639714 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11634498 Uluru ban: What do locals think of the final rush to climb? – BBCUluru climbing ban: Tourists scale sacred rock for final time – BBChttps://twitter.com/olgordon/status/1187149946731937793 https://theconversation.com/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru-86755 –http://outbounding.org/articles/view/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluruhttps://www.clc.org.au/index.php?/media-releases/article/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-no-more-anangu-close-uluru-climb-at-lasthttps://www.clc.org.au/files/pdf/Sammy_Wilson_statement_on_Uluru_climb.pdfhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-01/uluru-a-history-of-disrespect-atop-the-rock/9107750http://www.smh.com.au/national/uluru-very-likely-to-close-to-climbers-its-not-a-disney-ride-says-chairman-20171031-gzccjo.htmlhttps://twitter.com/i/moments/925571911941103616Uluru climb in Northern Territory should …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

World Network of Biosphere Reserves, 2017 Status Report

Poster: Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve Publisher’s Note: We are editing and adding links to UNESCO Press Release The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme meeting in Paris has added 23 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including four that straddle national boundaries. These additions were made during the MAB …

National Public Lands Day

USA Flag Wikipedia: 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. 2020 date: Saturday, September 26. Join us on Facebook Live at 10 …