Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park

Photo: Edwin Morales Clear days in Mexico City are measured by one’s ability to see the surrounding snowcapped mountains and peaks. Rumblings Outside the Capital The most impressive of mountains seen from Mexico City are the twin volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl, also known as ‘Smoking Mountain’ (5,452 meters) and ‘The Sleeping Woman’ (5,286 meters), respectively. The last …

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 26 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Prediction: zero by 2030. Key Links nps.gov/glac/index.htm Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Pinterest @GlacierNPS Tweets …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers …

Wild Africa

Photo 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 https://www.iol.co.za/news/opinion/canned-lion-hunting-damaging-brand-sa-11564974 http://www.traveller24.com/Explore/Green/family-horrified-by-glen-garriff-visit-but-sanctuary-says-its-not-what-it-seems-20171114 http://traveller24.news24.com/Explore/Green/or-tambo-to-remove-cub-petting-images-that-give-tourists-the-wrong-message-20170112 http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2016/12/20/Now-you-cedar-it%E2%80%9A-now-you-dont-How-an-iconic-South-African-tree-is-dying-out http://traveller24.news24.com/Explore/sanparks-open-access-week-is-off-to-a-golden-start-20160912 http://www.flauna.co.za/sa-conservation-projects – https://twitter.com/flauna_za Is-the-vilification-of-wildlife-sightings-apps-justified Let’s keep …

White Sands National Park

Photo: Cartwheels Transitioning from a national monument to a national park, White Sands National Park protects the largest gypsum dune field in the world. Park managers and friends of the park work toward public access and maintenance of the solitude and silence of the dunes. Located in southern New Mexico, the park is located outside …

Wind Cave National Park

Photo: Ali Eminov, Signage South Dakota – Wind Cave National Park protects 151 miles of cave passage including unique boxwork formations and 33,000 acres of mixed-grass prairie that support bison, elk, pronghorn, deer, and black-footed ferrets. Cave tours, a campground, scenic drives, and hiking trails are offered. Key Links nps.gov/wica News Facebook YouTube @WindCaveNPS Maps …

Devil’s Staircase Wilderness

Photo: Michael Campbell, BLM, Mushrooms The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness is a forested wilderness area adjacent to the Umpqua River in the Southern Oregon Coast Range of Oregon. It was officially designated in March 2019. BLM: The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness, nestled along the Umpqua River east of Reedsport, Oregon, is a rugged and largely inaccessible area …

Trust for Public Land

Logo Elsewhere on the Web: The Trust for Public Land – tpl.org – creates parks and protects land in the USA. Since 1972, this trust has completed more than 5,000 park and conservation projects, protected more than 3 million acres, and helped generate nearly 68 billion in state and local conservation funding. Key Links tpl.org …

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 …