Fraser Island (K’Gari)

Photo: Matt Binns Fraser Island (K’Gari) is the largest sand island in the world. The World Heritage-listed island is located along the southeastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. Day-to-day management of Fraser Island is the responsibility of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. Great Walk It takes 6–8 days to complete the total 90km …

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Photo: NASA May 11, 2018 – Due to the ongoing seismic activity and the anticipated explosions caused by large rock falls, the interaction of ground water and lava, and the possibility of an ensuing ash fall event, all areas of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park are closed, with the exception of the portion of Highway 11 …

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Photo Las Vegas is the hub of a vast and varied network of parks and protected areas. One of the gems is 30 miles to the northwest. Desert National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) includes more than 1.5 million acres of the Mojave Desert in southern Nevada and is the largest National Wildlife Refuge in the lower …

Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve

Photo: Springs Preserve Placque Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of water …

Next 100 Coalition’s National Summit

Advancing a diverse and inclusive public lands system, this week (May 4-5) the Next 100 Coalition – http://next100coalition.org – hosts a National Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hashtag: #Next100Summit The two-day event convenes grassroots and national leaders to construct a strategic policy agenda that addresses attacks on access and protections of public lands, while growing …

#WildOz

Poster Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. Among our favorite resources: Key Links Parks Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz Headlines …

Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951. With its proximity to the cities of Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Sheffield, and access by road and rail, it attracts millions of visitors every year. The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of …

Cumbres Del Ajusco

Ajusco is a 3,930 meter (12,894 feet) lava dome volcano located just south of Mexico City, Mexico, in the Tlalpan borough of the city. It is the highest point in the city. Ajusco is a Náhuatl word variously translated as “source of waters” or “watered grove”, and the Lerma River and Balsas River draw some …

Parks Links

Links to parks Headlines Protected area connectivity: Shortfalls in global targets and country-level priorities – Science Direct Catalyzing the power of parks for social connection http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002074 Protected is not conserved – Intercontental Cry How national parks around the world influenced sustainable tourism development – WTTC How safe does protected status keep the world’s national parks? …

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and …