November 6: National Park Day in Argentina

Photo: Parques Nacionales Argentina celebrates November 6 as National Park Day (Día de los Parques Nacionales). Key Links Parques Nacionales de Argentina https://www.facebook.com/ParquesNacionalesdeArgentina @parquesoficial https://www.parquesnacionales.gob.ar/2017/11/6-noviembre-dia-los-parques-nacionales Facebook YouTube Embedded Tweets 6/11 Día de los #ParquesNacionales Un día como hoy, hace 114 años, comenzaba a formarse el Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas pic.twitter.com/LNUbqPSjRu — Parques Nacionales (@ParquesOficial) …

#ItsMyParkDay in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas – Today (Saturday, November 4) is It’s My Park Day. Hashtag: #ItsMyParkDay The biggest city-wide volunteer event for the Austin Parks Foundation and has expanded to a Spring and Fall event held the first Saturday in March and November. Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. Look …

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza In 2017 Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to …

Overtourism in Protected Areas

Webinar: What is overtourism in protected areas and what can we do about it?, November 3, 2017. Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Steve McCool (University of Montana), Mr. Jon Kohl (PUP Global Heritage Consortium) Rising visitor use levels in tourism destinations over the last several years have caught residents and managers off-guard, leading to potentially significant social and biophysical impacts. This condition has been …

National Park Service Floats Fee Increase

Photo: Zion National Park Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. The proposed new fee structure would be implemented at Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks …

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 …

Wild USA

The United States has a long history of conservation. Slideshare Go Wild: Engaging Conservation Champions in the USA from ron mader Wiki Planeta Wiki features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world.  http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa Planeta.com National Park Service Floats Fee Increase Bears Ears National Monument

Communication and Conservation in Mexico

Mexico City – Thursday, October 26 Universum hosts a seminar on Communication and Conservation. The Spanish-language discussion will have livestreaming video beginning at 10:30am (Mexico time). Do not miss this! = ¡No faltes! Speakers include Carlos Galindo, Gustavo M. Ballesté, Jatziri Pérez, Jaime Rojo and Exequiel Ezcurra. Key Links Ecovalor http://ecovalor.mx https://livestream.com/CienciaUNAM/ecovalormx https://www.facebook.com/EcoValor-Mx-205791496441661 Universum Universum, …

Cradle Mountain

Photo: Tatters, Cradle Mountain Tasmania – Cradle Mountain is the iconic gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is located in the Central Highlands region. At 1,545 metres (5,069 feet) above sea level, it is the fifth-highest mountain in Tasmania and is one of the principal tourist sites in the state. The area around the …

#WildOz

Poster Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. Among our favorite resources: Key Links Parks Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. Twitter Keep an eye …