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 …

UNESCO

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Unesco The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and …

How do we value the Great Barrier Reef?

Recommended Reading: The Deloitte Access Economics has estimated the economic, social and iconic value of the Great Barrier Reef in a report  – At what price? The economic, social and icon value of the Great Barrier Reef – commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Among the take-aways: The Great Barrier Reef contributed $6.4 billion in …

Webinar: Visitor Use Management Framework

Presenting the new Visitor Use Management Framework (VUM) Part 1 June 22, 2017, 10:00 (MST) The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) is a network of professionals committed to promoting sustainable tourism in protected areas globally, and whose mission is to provide a forum where people collaborate, stimulate dialogue, share expertise, develop and …

Cabo Pulmo National Park

Photo: Arrecifes coralinos del Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo Mexico – A new visitor’s center has been inaugurated this week at Cabo Pulmo National Park. The coral reef in Cabo Pulmo Bay is one of the few reef areas in the eastern Pacific and the only one in the Gulf of California or Sea of ​​Cortez. The …

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 miles (0.4 to 24 kilometers) …

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Ancestral Puebloans inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon” in Southern Pauite. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/zion https://www.facebook.com/zionnps https://twitter.com/ZionNPS http://www.flickr.com/zionnps   Zion …