International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – iucn.org – is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network – a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations. Based in Gland, Switzerland, IUCN was founded in 1848 as the world’s first global environmental organization and now has more than 1200 …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples 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 …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Parade of Lights Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. …

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 and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. 2019 Red Rock Canyon 2019 History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Official Links Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Plan of Management Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Publications http://eoi.uluru.gov.au http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru/do/we-dont-climb.html @Parks_Australia Climbing ban in 2019 https://theconversation.com/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru-86755 – http://outbounding.org/articles/view/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru https://www.clc.org.au/index.php?/media-releases/article/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-no-more-anangu-close-uluru-climb-at-last https://www.clc.org.au/files/pdf/Sammy_Wilson_statement_on_Uluru_climb.pdf http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-01/uluru-a-history-of-disrespect-atop-the-rock/9107750 http://www.smh.com.au/national/uluru-very-likely-to-close-to-climbers-its-not-a-disney-ride-says-chairman-20171031-gzccjo.html https://twitter.com/i/moments/925571911941103616 Uluru climb in …

Red Rock Canyon 2019

Photo: BLM, Red Rocks Breaking News Wednesday, Clark County commissioners took a key vote that will delay the development of the 3,000 home subdivision on Blue Diamond Hill. A 2,000-acre mixed-use, mostly housing development has been in the planning stages for an area near Red Rock Conservation Area. Nearby residents have long been opposed citing …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Elsewhere on the Web The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – http://www.unesco.org – 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 …

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 …

Everglades National Park

Photo: Everglades National Park, Long Pine Key Nature Trail Key Links nps.gov/ever/index.htm @EvergladesNPS Headlines Top lawmaker calls for buying up sugar land to clean Everglades (2016) Protecting Everglades National Park ends way of life for Gladesmen Homestead Launches Free National Parks Trolley Dawn Shirreffs: Everglades restoration cannot wait YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/EvergladesNPS Flickr evergladesnps Flickr Groups Everglades …