International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – iucn.org – is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network – a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations. Based in Gland, Switzerland, IUCN was founded in 1848 as the world’s first global environmental organization and now has more than 1200 …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Parade of Lights Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. …

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 …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Official Links Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Plan of Management Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Publications http://eoi.uluru.gov.au http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru/do/we-dont-climb.html @Parks_Australia Climbing ban in 2019 https://theconversation.com/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru-86755 – http://outbounding.org/articles/view/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru https://www.clc.org.au/index.php?/media-releases/article/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-no-more-anangu-close-uluru-climb-at-last https://www.clc.org.au/files/pdf/Sammy_Wilson_statement_on_Uluru_climb.pdf http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-01/uluru-a-history-of-disrespect-atop-the-rock/9107750 http://www.smh.com.au/national/uluru-very-likely-to-close-to-climbers-its-not-a-disney-ride-says-chairman-20171031-gzccjo.html https://twitter.com/i/moments/925571911941103616 Uluru climb in …

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 …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Elsewhere on the Web The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – http://www.unesco.org – is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Cheers for the brand new world heritage site! 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 …

Everglades National Park

Photo: Everglades National Park, Long Pine Key Nature Trail Key Links nps.gov/ever/index.htm @EvergladesNPS Headlines Top lawmaker calls for buying up sugar land to clean Everglades (2016) Protecting Everglades National Park ends way of life for Gladesmen Homestead Launches Free National Parks Trolley Dawn Shirreffs: Everglades restoration cannot wait YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/EvergladesNPS Flickr evergladesnps Flickr Groups Everglades …

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 National Parks and Monuments Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National Park Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument …

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 …