Wild Europe

Photo: London Planeta.com continues to update this guide to Wild Europe – the region’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas, and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. More info about european ecotourism on this 10th anniversary of the first European Ecotourism Conference. Older Features Features Places Planeta.com

Baltic

Photo: NASA, Baltic Sea The Baltic states, or simply, the Baltics are the three countries in northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Baltic states cooperate on a regional level in several intergovernmental organizations, principally through the Baltic Assembly. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/nUu8xtGxUuJo2LPu5 EventsBaltic Sea Tourism Forum Name in …

Estonia

Photo: Royston Rascals, Kool Estonia is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia and to the east by Russia, with St. Petersburg just across the northeastern border. Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Helsinki, Finland. The …

Italy

Photo: GSFC, Snow in Italy Italy is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern, Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian …

England’s Lake District

Photo: David Nicholls, Lake District National Park: Tarn Hows A national park since 1951, England’s Lake District was inscribed on World Heritage List at 41whc. The region is home to England’s largest natural lake – Windermere – and highest mountain – Scafell Pike. The 885 sq-mile (2,292 sq km) national park had been trying to obtain the …

Netherlands

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, SkyLounge Amsterdam The Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south and Germany to the east. The capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague. About a quarter of the land and 60 percent of the population are below sea level in the Netherlands. …

Spain

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Picos de Europa Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay and to the northwest and west by the …

Slovenia

Photo: Michael Matti, Ljubljana Slovenia is bordered by Austria, Italy, Croatia, and Hungary. The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is home to just under 300,000 people and the cultural, administrative and economic center of the country. Famous for its environmental conservation, the city was named European Green Capital in 2016. HeadlinesFrom no recycling to zero waste: …