Wild USA

Photo: Wetlands Parks The United States has a long history of conservation. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa Planeta.com National Park Service Raises Fees National Park Service Floats Fee Increase National Parks and Monuments Yosemite Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument Gold Butte State Parks Valley of Fire State Park

Nitmiluk National Park

Photo: Andrew Purdam, 17 Mile Falls Nitmiluk National Park is in Australia’s Northern Territory, 244 kilometers southeast of Darwin, around a series of gorges on the Katherine River and Edith Falls. Around 270,000 people visit Nitmiluk National Park each year and the tourism sector is a major employer of Jawoyn people, who are custodians of …

CONANP

Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas or CONANP) works to conserve the natural patrimony of the country. Key Links https://www.gob.mx/conanp https://plus.google.com/u/0/102532679978214283851 https://www.youtube.com/user/conanp2 Descarga el mapa actualizado de Áreas Naturales Protegidas Decretadas     Planeta.com México Wild México

Yosemite

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) Key Links Yosemite National Park https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/yosemite-indians.htm https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/indian-village-of-the-ahwahnee.htm Plan your visit Things to know before your visit For kids Social Current conditions Scattering cremated remains webcams Headlines http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article105001251.html http://www.fresnobee.com/news/nation-world/national/article104929321.html http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-yosemite-harassment-20160929-snap-story.html http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/09/us/yosemite-park-announces-largest-expansion-in-67-years.html Saturday in Yosemite: Obama says U.S. needs to preserve national …

IUCN Green List

Buzzwords The IUCN is developing three Green Lists focusing on Protected and Conserved Areas, Species, and Ecosystems. The lists came about in response to a 2012 IUCN Resolution passed at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. Protected and Conserved Areas The aim of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas is to recognize …

Helping Kids Thrive in City Parks

Photo: Wetlands Park On March 8 Salzburg Global Seminar livestreamed a panel discussion about creating equitable nature access for children in cities across the world. The event was presented in partnership with the Children and Nature Network and National League of Cities who collaborate on the U.S.-based initiative called Cities Connecting Children to Nature, which …

Exploring the Spring Mountains

Photo The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 ft (3,633 m). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. The U.S. Forest Service Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway opened May 30, 2015. Construction began in late 2012. The 4,300 acre Visitor Gateway in Kyle Canyon features extensive new parking areas, many …

Bryce Canyon National Park

Photo Bryce Canyon National Park protects the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm https://www.facebook.com/BryceCanyonnps https://www.instagram.com/brycecanyonnps_gov https://twitter.com/BryceCanyonNPS Embedded Tweets Happy Birthday to Bryce Canyon National Park, designated on this day in 1928. A whimsical journey of hoodos, red-rock pillars, and geological formations. What's been your favorite adventure at the park? #VisitUtah pic.twitter.com/VVzQLCP3uX …

Grand Circle

Photo: DTLV The Grand Circle is a 1,400-mile loop encompassing parts of the southwestern USA — Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. The route connects eight national parks – Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches and Mesa Verde – and national monuments, recreation areas, state parks, historic sites and …

#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 podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz Headlines …