Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Mexico City – Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the …

Great Basin National Park

Photo: Great Basin National Park, Ridge North of Lexington Creek Updating news and key links to Great Basin National Park: Key Links https://www.nps.gov/grba/index.htm https://www.facebook.com/GreatBasinNPS https://www.flickr.com/photos/greatbasinnps https://twitter.com/GreatBasinNPS https://www.youtube.com/user/GreatBasinNP Wikipedia: The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America. It spans nearly all of Nevada, much of Oregon and Utah, and portions …

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Valerie Hukalo, 2006 Update in progress. South of tourism hotspots Cancún and Tulum lies the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Sian Ka’an is Mayan for ‘where the sky is born.’ Such poetic language perfectly suits this lovely reserve, which comprises tropical forests, wetlands, reefs and a beautiful Caribbean coast. Most travelers head to Punta Allen …

Fiordland National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, On Doubtful Sound The largest of New Zealand’s 14 national parks is Fiordland with an area of 12,607 square kilometers (4,868 sq miles). The park is administered by the Department of Conservation. Milford Track The Milford Track is one of the most famous Great Walks in New Zealand. Places to go – …

Protected Planet Links

Photo Links related to Protected Planet 2016 http://www.iucnworldconservationcongress.org/news/20160415/improving-access-information-protected-planet http://protectedplanet.net/c/world-database-on-protected-areas/internationally-designated-protected-areas/world-heritage-site 2015 http://www.unep-wcmc.org/news/new-information-on-protected-planet-for-local-communities-and-indigenous-peoples http://www.biopama.org/learn_more/?20122/BIOPAMA-support-to-the-UNEP-WCMC-World-Database-on-Protected-Areas Planeta.com Protected Planet

Indiana Dunes

Photo: Indiana Dunes Exploring the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park Key Links http://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm – http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/index.htm https://www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNL https://www.flickr.com/photos/indianadunes @IndianaDunesNPS Wikipedia Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Elsewhere on the Web http://www.indianadunes.com – @indianadunes http://www.dunesnationalpark.org – @DunesNPA Indiana Dunes State Park http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htm https://www.facebook.com/INDUNES https://www.facebook.com/INDUNES/posts/10161142964890545 @indianadunessp Features Adult Highlights at Indiana Dunes – Visit Indiana Twitter @IndianaDunesNPS Embedded …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. Shutdown 2018 Wildfires https://www.sfchronicle.com/outdoors/article/Yosemite-closure-leaves-rec-options-conditions-13104720.php https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/wildfire-threatening-yosemite-national-park-1285448771988 Mariposa Grove reopens to the public. Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove 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 …

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 …

Wild Africa

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 wildlife wild The commodification of South Africa’s wildlife – Andreas Wilson-Späth Ecotourism and protected areas in Southern Africa – @SueSnyman @iucn http://www.travelstart.co.za/blog/11-unesco-world-heritage-sites-on-south-africas-doorstep http://www.countrylife.co.za/knowyournationalparks-garden-route-np http://traveller24.news24.com/News/Two-Knysna-Forest-hiking-trails-awarded-Green-Flag-status-20150520 http://www.dw.de/how-a-dog-is-helping-conservation-efforts-in-south-africa/a-18247365 Hack out …