Urgent Call from Mexico (World Environment Day 2020)

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Golfinas Rolling coverage of the Summer 2020 budget for Mexico’s environmental ministries. Cuts up to 75% could be made of the institutions. This page includes the English-language translation of an open letter to the President of Mexico, made on World Environment Day, June 5, 2020. Headlines Descartan despidos por reestructuración en 25 …

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Photo: Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Aerial View Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park became part of the US national park system (as a national monument) in 1907 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. Key Links nps.gov/chcu/index.htm Facebook @chacoculturenhp Google Maps goo.gl/maps/KnSwQWKMYFr7Radx6 The Chaco Culture National Historic Park …

Wild Africa

Photo: lukas.b0, Giraffe Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Africa – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? Headlines Why Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’ …

Kilimanjaro National Park

Photo: IFAW Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft) from its base to 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. – Wikipedia Questions What are the Indigenous names for Mount Kilimanjaro? …

Desierto de los Leones National Park

Photo, Alejandro Castañeda A short, hour drive from Mexico City takes you to the fresh air and the dense pine and oak forests of Desierto de los Leones, Mexico’s first national park. Google Map Located in the 3,000-meter high mountains on the southwestern side of the valley, the abundant springs were the major water source …

Wild Colombia (Colombia Silvestre)

Poster Spotlight on Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Twitter @ParquesColombia @AreasMarinasCOL @FundacionOmacha @srcano1 Facebook Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia Yaguareté Science and Nature Instituto. Humboldt Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia Colombia cuenta con 59 Áreas Protegidas en el Sistema …

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Photo: John Fowler, Memory of Water Spotlight on the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in northwestern New Mexico. BLM: The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations made of interbedded …

Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, aka CONANP)

Poster 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 gob.mx/conanp Prensa Mapas YouTube Descarga el mapa actualizado de Áreas Naturales Protegidas Decretadas @conanp_mx Videos 2020 Budget Cuts usatupoder.org skyislandalliance.org milenio.com ecoturismogenuino.com Asegura Conanp que su viabilidad no está riesgo por recorte …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite visitors has increased from 3 …

Yosemite Links

Photo: Mariposa Grove Links related to Yosemite National Park presented in a somewhat random fashion: Echo Adventures echocoop.com Echo Adventure Cooperative Joins a Growing Community of Certified B Corporations® around Yosemite! https://www.facebook.com/EchoCoOp Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Yosemite and nearby communities? What is a Certified-B Corporation? Headlines Trump team reassigns Yosemite …