Wilderness Notebook

Poster Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.– Gary Snyder In wildness is the preservation of the world.– Henry David Thoreau Wilderness is the state of complete awareness.– Gary Snyder, Turtle Island There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park …

Wild Chile

Chile Flag Planeta.com features biodiversity, parks, and wildlife around the world. This page spotlights Chile. Chile made great strides in land and sea protections in 2017, expanding the country’s national park system by more than 3.3 million acres. ParksOfficial website: conaf.cl/noticias/parquesFacebook: FacebookTwitter: @conaf_minagriYouTub: YouTube https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/19/chile-route-of-parks-beauty-patagonia Marine ParksChile designated several new #MPAs in 2017, adding a …

Wildcard

Buzzwords Wildcard = a playing card that can have any value, suit, color, or other property in a game at the discretion of the player holding it; person or thing whose influence is unpredictable or whose qualities are uncertain Also see: Wildcard Weekend (NFL) Translating: WildcardSpanish: Comodín Planeta

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? HeadlinesWhy Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ – …

Wildfires

Photo: NASA Goddard Wildfire = a large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or brush Embedded Tweets Novemberhttps://www.planeta.com/california-2018-wildfires Headlines (2018)https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/12/california-fire-map-updates-and-expected-dates-of-full-containment/amp/https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wildfires-in-the-u-s-are-getting-bigger Pacific USA, 2017 Planeta.com

Wild Canada

Photo: Daniel Case, Hikers watching animals from summit of Engigstciak, Ivvavik National Park EventsJuly 16 Parks Day (third Saturday in July)http://www.parks-parcs.ca/english/cpc/parksday.phphttp://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/voyage-travel/special/journee-parcs-parks-day.aspx Headlineshttps://www.desmog.ca/2017/08/25/canada-has-three-years-increase-protected-areas-60-and-um-it-s-not-going-be-easyhttp://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canada-has-the-most-lakes-of-any-country-but-we-know-very-little-1.3898162http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/unesco-world-heritage-sites-threats-oil-gas-1.3759713Jasper mayor says park infrastructure exposes people to nature, helps them appreciate conservation – CBChttp://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/watchdog-group-critical-of-parks-canada-management/article30848232http://cpaws.org/uploads/CPAWS-Parks-Report-2016.pdf (PDF)Private tour operator accused of snapping up B.C. provincial campsitesStorytime app livens up summer road trips through Alberta and …

Wild Russia = Дикая Россия

Photo: NASA Goddard, Lena River Delta Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Russia. This page collects relevant links and resources related to parks, reserves, world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions welcome. HeadlinesRussian Arctic national park expects no tourists in coming season – TASS Natural WorldThere are currently 48 national parks in Russia, a list …

Wild India

India flag Planeta.com’s spotlight on the biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas in India HeadlinesThe environment law that mobilised two million IndiansThe wildlife map of India – Green Humour – @thetoonguyInto the wild, a map every Indian must see Tigershttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/74-tiger-deaths-since-January-drive-home-poaching-other-threats/articleshow/52965875.cmsMoEF preparing guidelines to protect tiger corridors – @dnaIs India selling out its tigers?Tiger Conservation and …