Wildlife Tourism

Photo: Lisa McNee, BLM, Buck Creek Watchable Wildlife Area (Some rights reserved) Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Questions = Preguntas Which are the recommended wildlife tourism options and which should be avoided? = ¿Cuáles son las opciones de turismo de vida silvestre recomendadas y …

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes (Some rights reserved) With more than 700 miles (1,125km) of trails, Glacier National Park – nps.gov/glac – is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Hop on the Island Explorer! Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9L4rMLYC3AEFdyoT8 Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] HeadlinesNew superintendent hopes to bring cooperative approach to Glacier National ParkGlacier National …

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Questions What would locals like others know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? …

Turtles

Photo: Snorkeling Dives (Some rights reserved) Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. Questions = Preguntas What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Tortoises and turtles are both reptiles, but turtles can swim and tortoises …

Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Doug Kraus/NPS, Yellowstone flood event 2022: North Entrance Road (Some rights reserved) On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, creating the world’s first national park: Yellowstone National Park. Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] 2022 FloodsFlood RecoveryIf you can’t get in to Yellowstone, here are some ways to …

Giraffes

Photo: lukas.b0 (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all extant land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. In the past 15 years, the population has plummeted from 140,000 in the mid 1990s. About 68,000 giraffe remain in the wild according to International Fund for …

Wild Ireland

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Ireland – the island’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. HeadlinesIrish biodiversity crisis: ‘You’ve got more of a say than just …

Wild India

India flag Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild India – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. HeadlinesExperts flag concern over easing of guidelines – Hindustan TimesThe environment law that mobilised two million IndiansThe wildlife map …

Giraffes Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Unexpected giraffe (Some rights reserved) Links related to giraffes Recommended ListeningGiraffes – the forgotten megafauna – Conservationists are putting renewed energy into saving the giraffe, whose population has plummeted by 40 percent in just 16 years… there are just 80 thousand left. This rapid loss has prompted the creation of the Giraffe …