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 …

Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center

Photo: Shawn Taylor, Snail Auburn, Alabama – The mission of the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve is to provide programs, experiences, nature trails and natural habitats for education, study and relaxation for students and citizens of all ages while creating an atmosphere of discovery and stewardship toward our natural world. Since its endowment to the …

Improving Environmental Journalism

Photo: Ajit Huilgol, US Fish and Wildlife, Pangolin There is no better way to understand our world than by being environmentally conscious and active. Planeta.com embraces conscious travel and ecotourism – mindful journeys that respect the natural and cultural worlds. These travels are continuing steps toward an evolving compact with the future. We may not …

Environmental Journalism

Photo: Alebrije Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on the fabric of life on our living planet. Questions What are examples of quality environmental journalism? How has environmental journalism changed in the past 20 years? What is the future of environmental journalism? HeadlinesFinding Native People at Heart of Environment Beat – SEJI …

Botanical Gardens

Lingo Cards Botanical garden = garden where plants are grown for display to the public and often for scientific study Also see: garden tour Questions = Preguntas Is there a directory of botanic gardens that are free and open to the public? = ¿Existe un directorio de jardines botánicos que sean gratuitos y abiertos al …

City Parks

Photo: Henderson, Cornerstone Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are your favorites? What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and explore the natural world. Parks offer a respite from urban stress. Questions …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Photo: Semarnat, Contacto con la naturaleza Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Mexio – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Features Parks Government Agencies Wildlife Celebrations Planeta.com

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week in late August. 2021 dates: August 14-22. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the eventNational and local community organizations participate by organizing events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free highlight the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …