El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

Photo: J. Paulo Carbajal-Borges, El bosque de niebla Chiapas, Mexico – The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo protects the central portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains. With an area of 119,177 hectares, El Triunfo protects two of the most threatened ecosystems of Mexico: The Mountain Mesofile Forest (Cloud Forest) and the Tropical Humid Rainforest of Soconusco. …

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Photo: Ken Lund, Glacier The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the union of the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and the Glacier National Park in the United States. Both parks are declared Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO and their union as a World Heritage Site. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/9YRrqeHKdhwFamt56 World Heritage whc.unesco.org/en/list/354/ Elsewhere pc.gc.ca/en/culture/spm-whs/sites-canada/sec02l Photos Wikipedia …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite visitors has increased from 3 …

Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Pinacate Biosphere Reserve The Pinacate Reserve and the abutting Gran Desierto de Altar Reserve are less than a day’s drive from the U.S.-Mexico border. Together, the two contiguous reserves protect the sea, coast, and inland desert. Closure: As of March 2020 access to the craters is closed due to problems with the local ejido …

National Park Week

Hashtags National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA. 2020 dates: April 18 – 26. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek Key Links nps.gov nationalparks.org Background The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week each April. On weekends, every national park will …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/QdEpuSniBwVGGdoF6 Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal …

Wild Argentina

Argentina flag Planeta.com launches 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 parquesnacionales.gob.ar https://facebook.com/ParquesNacionalesdeArgentina Youtube @ParquesOficial Videos Wikipedia Áreas naturales protegidas de Argentina El Impenetrable Planeta.com Aconcagua Argentina South America Biodiversity Wild Wildlife Wilderness

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. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/5g4yS379MXA3u5p36 More recently, engineers tamed the whitewater by building …

Red Rock Canyon Links

Photo: BLM, Red Rocks Links, news, and tweets about Red Rock Canyon 2020 #Quarantine doesn’t have to be inside all the time as long as you practice #SocialDistancing such as here at Red Rock Canyon outside #LasVegas pic.twitter.com/mOC7qlANJI — Don Jacobson (@BigSurfDon) March 14, 2020 Very clever of you @RedRockCynLV Those of us #cycling the …

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. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/YkF2GMQ56aHjtzXd6 Milford Track The Milford Track is one of the most famous Great Walks in New Zealand. Places …