Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. On October 21, 2016 the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) issued …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam About the photo – On April 3, 2017, the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target — the Grand Canyon — from low Earth orbit. Interested middle school students and teachers can sign up at the EarthKAM website. Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World …

Wild France (France Sauvage)

France Flag Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in France. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Wikipedia: The national parks of France is a system of ten national parks throughout metropolitan France and its overseas departments, coordinated by the …

Soomaa National Park

Photo: Soomaa National Park (Estonia) Soomaa National Park is the second largest national park in Estonia. The park has bogs, large mires, sand dunes and what the locals call a ‘fifth season’ due to floods in springtime. Created in 1993, the park is located on the border of Pärnu and Viljandi Counties. Key Links soomaa.com …

Homestead National Monument

Photo: Jasperado, Visitors’ Center Homestead National Monument, located just outside Beatrice, Nebraska, commemorates the Homestead Act of 1862 which gave any US citizen 160 acres of Western Land for free, as long as they lived on and improved the land for 5 years. The National Monument includes the 160 acres of Daniel Freeman, who filed the …

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Outdoor signage More news about Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area as we explore it on foot. This is one of Planeta.com’s featured slow adventures. This is reputed to be one of most interesting wild places to visit in the Las Vegas Lands. In 2017 the Nawghaw Poa Road (“mountain sheep trail” in Paiute!) and contact …

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler, Lone Tree 2019 Feds stack Bears Ears advisory group with critics of southern Utah monument Democrat-controlled San Juan County formally withdraws from Bears Ears court case Bagley Cartoon: Attack on Bears Ears What remains of Bears Ears https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/04/24/apc-new-advisory-panel-for-bears-ears-national-monument-becomes-latest-flashpoint-in-debate Injustice Reassured: Bears Ears Advisory Committee Stacked for Opposition Tribal leaders blast Trump's decision …

South African National Parks

Logo South African National Parks – sanparks.org – manages a system of 19 functional national parks in seven of the nine provinces of South Africa with a total area of just over 4 million hectares comprising 67% of the protected areas under state management. Key Links sanparks.org Podcasts Facebook @SANParks About us: SANParks is working …

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 …

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 …