Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Cheers for the brand new world heritage site! Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the …

La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Golfinas Publisher’s note: This feature was originally written in the early 2000s and is being updated. Suggestions are welcome. On Chiapas’ southern Pacific coast, the 357,824 acres (144,868 hectares) La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve is a coastal ecosystem of mangrove estuaries, semi-deciduous tropical forest, and seasonally flooded forests. Given the diversity of habitats, …

Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve

Photo: Robert Lee, Cotacachi-Cayapas Reserve Spotlight on Ecuador’s Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve, which features 10 distinct ecological zones and covers more than 200,000 hectares. Headlines Cotacachi-Cayapas, tesoro natural en Imbabura Elsewhere on the Web TripAdvisor Embedded Tweets Cotacachi-Cayapas, tesoro natural en Imbabura https://t.co/vpBpVQ8Hnx — Enrique Cabanilla (@ecabanilla) January 15, 2020 Wikipedia Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today the nearly 200,000 acre Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area …

Wild Perú

Peru flag Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Peru – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Key Links minam.gob.pe @MinamPeru ambientv Facebook Parks sernanp.gob.pe @SERNANP Facebook Flickr ISSUU Evaluaciones del desempeño ambiental PERÚ Aspectos destacados y recomendaciones PERU Environmental Performance Highlights …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Climbing ban in 2019 https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/11/07/why-we-are-banning-tourists-climbing-uluru https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6458703/climbers-booed-as-they-ascend-uluru-for-final-time https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/26/new-dawn-for-uluru-as-climb-closure-ends-decades-of-disrespect https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/hopes-uluru-closure-will-raise-awareness-of-other-sacred-sites/11639714 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11634498 Uluru ban: What do locals think of the final rush to climb? – BBC Uluru climbing ban: Tourists scale sacred rock for final time – BBC One day out from Uluru …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. State Parks 3.5 million people …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. New Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks Trust for Public Land National Parks and Monuments Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National …