Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). The nearly 200,000 acre park is managed by the Bureau of …

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 …

Mexico Parks Explained

Photo: Hotel Xixim, Flamingos in Celestún Mexico – When is a national park a national park and a biosphere reserve a biosphere reserve? There are some big difference among parks and reserves in Mexico, and it is important to review how Mexico classifies these protected areas. BackgroundIn Mexico there are tk protected areas cover tk …

November 6: National Park Day in Argentina

Photo: Parques Nacionales Argentina celebrates November 6 as National Park Day (Día de los Parques Nacionales). Key LinksParques Nacionales de Argentinahttps://www.facebook.com/[email protected]://www.parquesnacionales.gob.ar/2017/11/6-noviembre-dia-los-parques-nacionales YouTube Embedded Tweets HistoryIn 1903 Argentina became the third country in America to promote the development of protected areas. The history of protected areas began 114 years ago, when the expert Francisco Moreno yielded …

Wisconsin

Photo: Courtney Celley/USFWS Midwest, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Wisconsin borders two of the five Great Lakes and four states (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota). Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Wisconsin? Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/t64vEGMgfs2P5mu89 Photos Cities Features Planeta.com

Wild USA

Photo: NPS/Emily Hassell, Joshua Tree The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness, and wildlife in the United States are embedded throughout Planeta.com. This page is a good starting point. National Parks and Monuments Institutions State Parks Celebrations/Events Features Recommended ListeningIcons of the spectacular: American National Parks and the rise of parkitecture – Architecture informed …

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 26 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Prediction: zero by 2030. Key Linksnps.gov/glac/[email protected]PS HeadlinesGlacier National Park is replacing signs that predicted its …

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, …

National Park City

Buzzwords National Park City = A large urban area that is managed and semi-protected through both formal and informal means to enhance the natural capital of its living landscape (source) Hashtag: #NationalParkCity The London National Park City is officially the world’s first National Park City. Videos Londonhttp://www.nationalparkcity.londonlaunchgatheringyoutube [email protected]@[email protected]@NatParkCityFdn Embedded Tweets HeadlinesLondon has become the world’s …