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 …

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 …

National Park

Lingo Cards National Park = a scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife HeadlinesReturn the National Parks to the Tribes – The Atlantic Return American national parks to tribal owners – Late Night Live – America’s famed national …

Exploring Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park

Photo: Cascarita So many Tlálocs! = Tantos Tláloc It is easy to see the sharp contrast between the greenery of Chapultepec Park and the surrounding gray megalopolis. This is one of the most impressive city parks in the world. Questions What would locals like others know about Chapultepec Park? Given this year’s commemoration of #Mexico500-focused …

Kalbarri National Park

Photo: Mark Pegrum Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 kilometre gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of …

El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

Photo: J. Paulo Carbajal-Borges, El bosque de niebla Chiapas, Mexico – The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo protects the central portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains. With an area of 119,177 hectares, El Triunfo protects two of the most threatened ecosystems of Mexico: The Mountain Mesofile Forest (Cloud Forest) and the Tropical Humid Rainforest of Soconusco. …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers …

Indiana Dunes

Photo: Indiana DunesExploring the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park Key Linkshttp://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm – http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/index.htmhttps://www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNLhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] WikipediaIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore Elsewhere on the Webhttp://www.indianadunes.com – @indianaduneshttp://www.dunesnationalpark.org – @DunesNPA Indiana Dunes State Parkhttp://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htmhttps://www.facebook.com/INDUNEShttps://www.facebook.com/INDUNES/posts/[email protected] FeaturesAdult Highlights at Indiana Dunes – Visit Indiana [email protected] Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Badlands National Park

Photo: Badlands Established in 1976, the Badlands Wilderness Area consists of 64,144 acres of the largest prairie wilderness in the United States. One quarter of Badlands National Park is a designated wilderness area. Key Linksnps.gov/badl/index.htmfaqsCalendar of [email protected] Photos Headlines Document takes Badlands’ South Unit one step closer to tribal nat’l park status Planeta.com