Gawler Ranges National Park

Photo Royston Rascals, National Park Spotlight on the Gawler Ranges National Park, a 1,633 km2 (631 sq mi) protected area lying 350 km (217 mi) north-west of Adelaide in the northern Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. It is famous for its spectacular rock formations. Key Links parks.sa.gov.au Elsewhere Top 5 things to see eyrepeninsula.com Google …

Grand Circle Travel in the USA

Photo: Downtown Las Vegas The Grand Circle is a 1,400-mile loop encompassing parts of the southwestern USA — Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado. Google Maps 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 …

Cotopaxi

Photo: Jo Simon, View from Iliniza Spotlight on Cotopaxi, an active stratovolcano, national park, and country province, in the Andes Mountains about 50 km (31 mi) south of Quito, and 33 km (21 mi) northeast of the city of Latacunga, Ecuador. The Cotopaxi volcano (meaning “smooth neck of the moon” in Quechua) is among the …

Wild New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links relate to Wild New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @Spokesbird @envirohistoryNZ @LCR_NZ @AlisonBallance @RNZScience @EDS_NewZealand @Forest_and_Bird @NZGreens @valentinadinica @wildsidenz @DOCWestCoast @NZGreatWalks @outdoorsnz_nz @Forest_and_Bird @nzbirdsonline @newzealandbirds @upcountrynz @NZConJobs @sciblogsnz @OSNZBirdsNZ @FMC_NZ @DOCTSAmbassador @rebecca_jarvis @kimi_collins Hashtag #wildnz Kereru are the only remaining species able to disperse the large seeds of …

Wild Argentina

Argentina flag Planeta.com hosts this guide to Wild Argentina – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Parks Aconcagua Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks Los Alerces National Park Tierra del Fuego Semana del Ambiente Hashtag: #SemanaDelAmbiente En esta Semana del ambiente junto con @AmbienteNacion nos encontramos …

Arches National Park

Photo: Neal Herbert/NPS, Broken Arch Spotlight on Arches National Park Key Links https://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm Dark Sky Certified Flickr @ArchesNPS Tweets by ArchesNPS Google Maps goo.gl/maps/9Jrhi8BmQup4QMea7 Headlines Utah’s Arches National Park certified as International Dark Sky Park; what does that mean? Fiery Furnace nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/fiery-furnace-hike.htm News from the Park Wall Arch Collapse Headlines Crowds cause Arches National Park …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 miles (0.4 …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie 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 nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as …

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Key Links https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/bears-ears-national-monument https://www.blm.gov/visit/bears-ears-national-monument Google Maps goo.gl/maps/qKwbea4ygmSMXmzVA Responsible Travel Responsible travel (read Imagine Bears Ears as a responsible tourism model) has the potential of expanding livelihoods and conserving cultural and natural heritage in rural areas. That said, communication has often been lackluster. Visitors are told to …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. New Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks Trust for Public Land National Parks and Monuments Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National …