Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Aotearoa New Zealand

Photo: Ron Mader, Heaphy Track, Karamea (Some rights reserved) New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (its Māori name meaning “the land of the long white cloud”) or the “green Island on the other side of the earth”, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes, fabulous festivals, and superb food and wines. More than one-third of the country is designated protected parkland and …

Madagascar

Photo: Stéphanie Carrière/IRD, Water Alternatives, Irrigated Landscape (Some rights reserved) Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of southern Africa, east of Mozambique. It is the fourth largest island in the world. The capital is Antananarivo. [email protected]@[email protected]@ilemadagascar Tourism Portalsmadagascar-tourisme.com – @ilemadagascar Parksfapbm.org/en – @FAPBMMarojejy National ParkMadagascar’s Marine Jewel – the …

Rapa Nui = Easter Island

Photo: MMAChile (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Chile’s Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Recommended Listeninghttp://www.radiolab.org/story/what-happened-easter-island-new-even-scarier-scenario The Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de la Aldea Ceremonial de Orongo, is a new visitor center located at the entrance to the Orongo Ceremonial Village, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Rapa Nui National Park and the most …

Sulawesi

Photo: Tomohon (Some rights reserved) Sulawesi, an Indonesian island east of Borneo, comprises several long peninsulas radiating from a mountainous center. It is known for coral reefs and dive sites including Bunaken National Park, the Togian Islands and Wakatobi National Park. Bunaken National ParkBunaken National Park WikipediaSulawesi Planeta.com

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 …

Seychelles

Photo: UNEP (Some rights reserved) Seychelles is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 km (932 miles) east of mainland East Africa. With a population of roughly 92,000, it has the smallest population of any sovereign country in Africa. Natural WorldCousin is a 27-hectare granitic island located …

Bahamas

Photo: Becky McCray, Hybiscus (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: The Bahamas is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago, in the Caribbean. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos …

O’ahu

Photo: Jimmy Emerson, Aloha Stadium O‘ahu, known as “The Gathering Place”, is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. HeadlinesPhotos in Oahu show the ‘real Hawaii’ beyond the tourist spots – CNN Hanauma BayHanauma Bay is both a Nature Preserve and a Marine Life Conservation District on the Island of Oahu. Hanauma_Bayhttps://hanaumabaystatepark.comhttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60982-d261241-Reviews-Hanauma_Bay_Nature_Preserve-Honolulu_Oahu_Hawaii.html WaikīkīWaikīkī is a beachfront …