Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, particularly those interested …

#WorldWetlandsDay is February 2

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2 to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. Hashtag: #WorldWetlandsDay The theme for 2017 “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction” emphasizes the importance of the wetland ecosystem as a natural, effective …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas include l Rosario, Chincua, …

Tourism, Parks and Protected Areas

Photo: Ron Mader, 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 …

Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve

Photo: SEMARNAT, Chinchorro Located at the southeastern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve encompasses more than 144,000 hectares of coral reefs, mangroves, beds of sea grass beds and sand beaches. Banco Chinchorro is the largest platform type reef complex system in Mexico and because of its isolated position, it represents well-preserved natural …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Lake Mead NRA, Cottonwood Cove Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most visited national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. Lake Mead was established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. It was then changed to the Lake Mead National …

Mexico’s National Parks on Streetview

Explore Mexico’s national parks via #StreetView https://www.google.com/streetview/#mexico-national-parks-and-protected-natural-areas Twitter Shoutout:@CONANP_mx @googlemexico @SEMARNAT_mx @Conabio More about Mexico’s biodiversity, parks and wildlife online the Planeta Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildmexico Embedded Tweets La #CONANP y @googlemexico lanzaron la Colección de Google #StreetView de #ANP de #México: https://t.co/m5nHzWGwfA #RecuentoCONANP2016 pic.twitter.com/lBwdwYmjvf — CONANP (@CONANP_mx) January 1, 2017 #MexicoNow from ron mader