New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Heaphy Track, Karamea 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 marine reserves. New Zealand is world …

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 …

Seychelles

Photo: UNEP 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 2 km west …

Madagascar

Photo: Stéphanie Carrière/IRD, Water Alternatives, Irrigated Landscape 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 Barren Isles archipelago …

Kangaroo Island

Photo: Royston Rascals, Penneshaw Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 miles) southwest of Adelaide. 2020 Firehttps://youtu.be/jUs-3TqRTgYhttps://youtu.be/qKbJmtA1Q0Uhttps://youtu.be/1SqNhrPuFm0https://twitter.com/9NewsAdel/status/1213274140032958465https://twitter.com/9NewsQueensland/status/1213303534717812737https://twitter.com/freyahd/status/1215439695980531712https://twitter.com/SBSNews/status/1213031427765178368https://twitter.com/evanquartermain/status/1216352865771347970https://twitter.com/pengillymichael/status/1215452299880845317https://twitter.com/ConversationEDU/status/1230318654962753537https://www.planeta.com/australia-2020-bushfires BackgroundBritish navigator Matthew Flinders named the island in 1802. Separated from the mainland about 10,000 years ago, the island is devoid of dingoes …

Bahamas

Photo: Becky McCray, Hybiscus 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 Islands, southeast of …

Islands

Buzzwords Island = A piece of land surrounded by water. Islandshttps://www.planeta.com/cretehttps://www.planeta.com/cubahttps://www.planeta.com/fijihttps://www.planeta.com/icelandhttps://www.planeta.com/seychelleshttps://www.planeta.com/puerto-ricohttps://www.planeta.com/tombolohttps://www.planeta.com/fraser-islandhttps://www.planeta.com/mauritiushttps://www.planeta.com/new-zealandhttps://www.planeta.com/rottnest-island Featureshttps://www.planeta.com/virtual-island-summit-2019https://www.planeta.com/island-resources-foundation Planeta.comhttps://www.planeta.com/oceanhttps://www.planeta.com/climate

Henderson Island

Photo: Henderson UNESCO: Henderson Island, which lies in the eastern South Pacific, is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence. Its isolated location provides the ideal context for studying the dynamics of insular evolution and natural selection. It is particularly notable for the 10 …

Heard Island

Photo: Eddie Australia’s tallest mountain is located off the mainland on a remote island with an active volcano. Key Linkshttp://heardisland.antarctica.gov.auManagement plan Elsewhere on the Webhttp://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=577Heard Island ExpeditionFan page HeadlinesAustralia’s Heard Island: A mysterious land of fire and ice – @abcrural Wikipedia: The Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) is an Australian external territory …

Rapa Nui = Easter Island

Photo: MMAChile Spotlight on Chile’s Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Recommended Listening http://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 visited place …