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 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 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 …

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 …

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Photo: ccdoh1, Liffey Falls The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and covers approximately 1,584,000 hectares and represents about 1/5 of the area of the island state of Tasmania. The area is formally recognized through World Heritage listing as being part of the world’s natural and cultural …

Antiquities Act of 2018

Poster Reading … Antiquities Act Of 2018 The America’s Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States Act of 2018 would ensure that all national monuments remain as designated and that management plans for new monuments are developed within a two-year time frame. The act also establishes additional wilderness …

Tourism, Parks and Protected Areas

Photo: Lake Mead NRA Visitors’ Center Tourism in parks and protected areas can be a boon to local conservation efforts or it can afflict biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Many travelers find meaningful encounters with nature in protected areas, but wilderness fans are often at a loss when figuring out where to go and how …

Conservation Week in New Zealand 2017

New Zealand hosts its annual Conservation Week October 14-22 which encourages locals to “love your backyard.” Activities include planting natives, trapping pests, weeding and clean-ups. Do it yourself or join up with local community groups. Hashtag: #lovemybackyard Conservation Week events are organised across Aotearoa. These events provide opportunities to join in, get active and show love …

New Zealand Hosts Wild Places Conference (2016)

Friends of New Zealand, biodiversity, wilderness and responsible, conscious ecotourism, check out #EDSWildPlaces2016 hosted by @EDS_NewZealand. The two-day conference takes place August 10-11 in Auckland. Key Links edsconference.com Facebook vimeo program Hashtag: #EDSWildPlaces2016 Twitter:@EDS_NewZealand @Forest_and_Bird   @RobSuisted About the event From the conference website: Wild Places define New Zealand. They evoke powerful emotions that connect us to these islands with their outstanding scenery …