National Monument

Bingo: National Monument A national monument is a section of public land set aside for its natural, historical, or cultural value. National monuments range from structures to oceans to large tracts of land and in 2017, 25 national monuments are under review by the Trump Administration. Some History The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore …

Local Travel in the Murray-Darling Basin

Australia publishes some our favorite e-books. Announcing a new publication. Download the 2017 Local Places Guide for a list of over 100 local wetlands, bushlands, parks and reserves to visit throughout the Murray-Darling Basin in South Australia. This is local travel in nature. The guide provides basic info highlighting facilities, special features and activities. The guide …

41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #41whc

Photo: Bartłomiej Banaszak, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa, State of Conservation July 2-12, 2017 Kraków, Poland hosts the 41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. The event is notable for its adoption of new world heritage sites as well as the potential for delisting sites that are not fulfilling their commitments. This week Planeta.com is updating this resource …

New World Heritage Site: Los Alerces National Park

photo: nampelkafenahuel, los alerces Breaking News: The World Heritage Committee has just inscribed Parque Nacional Los Alerces (Los Alerces National Park) on the list of World Heritage Sites. This page will be updated and revised. Argentina has four national parks as world heritage site. This park will celebrate its 80th anniversary this year. Protected natural areas …

Webinar: Visitor Use Management Framework, Part 2

IUCN/WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS) in partnership with the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council (IVUMC) and Ecoturismo Genuino presented a live video webinar July 5. The Visitor Use Management Framework is a process designed for federal managers to collaboratively develop, implement, and monitor strategies and actions to provide sustainable access to lands …

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers to a sacred …

World Network of Biosphere Reserves, Status Report

Poster: Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve Publisher’s Note: We are editing and adding links to UNESCO Press Release The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme meeting in Paris has added 23 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including four that straddle national boundaries. These additions were made during the MAB …