Wild New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links relate to Wild New Zealand 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 Trees Kereru are the only remaining species able to disperse the large seeds of …

What is your fave protected area? #FavouriteProtectedArea

Hashtags What is your fave / favourite / favorite protected area? Protected Planet is sharing people’s top memories and photos throughout the month of April to celebrate the World Database on Protected Areas’ 60th birthday (April 1!) 🎂🎉 and asks what’s your fave protected area? #FavouriteProtectedArea? It's the World Database on Protected Areas' 60th birthday! …

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 …

National Monument

Bingo: National Monument A national monument is a section of public land set aside for its natural, historical, or cultural value. National monuments range from structures to oceans to large tracts of land. Some History The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. State Parks 3.5 million people …

Lamington National Park (Woonoongoora)

Photo: Tatters, Rainbow over Numinbah Valley Spotlight on Australia’s Lamington National Park The Yugambeh Aboriginal people know this area as Woonoongoora, and the mountains are considered sacred. This 20,600-hectare park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened, …

Sumidero Canyon

Photo: Rod Waddington, On the river Chiapas – The spectacular, 1-kilometer-deep Sumidero Canyon (Cañón del Sumidero) was the stage for an epic battle between the Spanish and the Chiapanecan Indians, who chose to jump into the sacred canyon rather than submit to the invaders. More recently, engineers tamed the whitewater by building the Chicoasén Dam, …

Valorisation of Protected Areas Resources MOOC

Photo The Valorisation of Protected Areas Resources MOOC highlights the sustainable use or valorisation of natural resources in protected areas. The main goal of this course is to introduce some of the commonly-used ways to sustainably valorise protected areas (and their resources), thereby contributing to their long-term conservation. It will focus on two complementary approaches: …

World Commission on Protected Areas

Photo The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is one of six Commissions of individual experts who are part of the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization – the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) English – WCPA Membership Guide Key Links https://www.iucn.org/theme/protected-areas/wcpa https://www.iucn.org/theme/protected-areas/wcpa/steering-committee-meeting http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/por-primera-vez-colombia-es-anfitrion-del-comite-directivo-de-la-comision-mundial-de-la-uicn/ Application https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/iucn_wcpa_app Background The WCPA mission is: “To …