Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Felicidades What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Mexico City – Xochimilco is a tourism case study for those keen on city parks, ecotourism, and cultural tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. …

Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Pinacate Biosphere Reserve The Pinacate Reserve and the abutting Gran Desierto de Altar Reserve are less than a day’s drive from the U.S.-Mexico border. Together, the two contiguous reserves protect the sea, coast, and inland desert. Closure: As of March 2020 access to the craters is closed due to problems with the local ejido …

National Park Week

Hashtags National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA. 2020 dates: April 18 – 26. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek Key Linksnps.govnationalparks.org BackgroundThe National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week each April. On weekends, every national park will give visitors free admission! …

Gateway Arch National Park

Photo: Gateway Arch National Park, Springtime NPS: The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis‘ role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his …

Red Rock Canyon Links

Photo: BLM, Red Rocks Links, news, and tweets about Red Rock Canyon 2020 Recommended ListeningPlans To Build Houses Near Red Rock Stalled – For Now – State of Nevada HeadlinesMonday marks 30 years since National Conservation Area designationRed Rock to begin reservations to better control crowdsFor the love of Red Rock – Las Vegas WeeklyPopular …

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

Buzzwords This gem of the Ice Age is brighter than ever in the Mojave Desert on the northern fringe of Las Vegas. Officially on my Places to Visit. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Qtv7bqvnQsh8B26AA Key FactsThe monument is 35 square miles and stretches along US Highway 95 north of Aliante and Centennial Hills to Creech Air Force Base. Created December …

Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Photo The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, which starts approximately 366 km (227 miles) north of Adelaide. The discontinuous ranges stretch for over 430 km (270 miles) from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/acKyiPrbsHyU1fgC7 Key Linksparks.sa.gov.au Elsewhere on the WebJeff Morgan Panorama Gallery Photos WikipediaFlinders RangesObamus Planeta.com

November 6: National Park Day in Argentina

Photo: Parques Nacionales Argentina celebrates November 6 as National Park Day (Día de los Parques Nacionales). Key LinksParques Nacionales de Argentinahttps://www.facebook.com/[email protected]://www.parquesnacionales.gob.ar/2017/11/6-noviembre-dia-los-parques-nacionales YouTube Embedded Tweets HistoryIn 1903 Argentina became the third country in America to promote the development of protected areas. The history of protected areas began 114 years ago, when the expert Francisco Moreno yielded …

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 26 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Prediction: zero by 2030. Key Linksnps.gov/glac/[email protected]PS HeadlinesGlacier National Park is replacing signs that predicted its …