Wilderness

Photo: Arctic Wildlife Wilderness = an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region Translating: What is the value of wilderness and what does it take to protect it?Estonian: Mis on kõrbe väärtus ja mida on vaja selle kaitsmiseks?French: Quelle est la valeur de la nature sauvage et que faut-il pour la protéger?German: Was ist der Wert der …

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 …

Wild Europe

Photo: London Planeta.com continues to update this guide to Wild Europe – the region’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas, and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. More info about european ecotourism on this 10th anniversary of the first European Ecotourism Conference. Older Features Features Places 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 USA

Photo: NPS/Emily Hassell, Joshua Tree The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. National Parks and Monuments Institutions State Parks Celebrations/Events Features Recommended ListeningIcons of the spectacular: American National Parks and the rise of parkitecture – Architecture …

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 France = France Sauvage

Photo: Bruno Jargot, Village of Arvieux Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in France. This page curates relevant resources related to the parks, reserves, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Wikipedia: The national parks of France is a system of ten national parks throughout metropolitan France and its overseas departments, coordinated by …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. Honor Spirit MountainThe proposed Avi …

Wild Ecuador = Ecuador Silvestre

Photo Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ecuador – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, and conscious local responsible travel. HeadlinesUna reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El ComercioPerú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de Biosfera binacional de Sudamérica (Peru and Ecuador establish first binational Biosphere Reserve …