Arches National Park

Photo: Neal Herbert/NPS, Broken Arch Spotlight on Arches National Park Key Links https://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm Dark Sky Certified Flickr @ArchesNPS Tweets by ArchesNPS Google Maps goo.gl/maps/9Jrhi8BmQup4QMea7 Headlines Utah’s Arches National Park certified as International Dark Sky Park; what does that mean? Fiery Furnace nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/fiery-furnace-hike.htm News from the Park Wall Arch Collapse Headlines Crowds cause Arches National Park …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 miles (0.4 …

Virunga National Park

Photo: Ludovic Herlimann, Gorillas Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area. The 78,00 square kilometer World Heritage Site lies on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Key Links virunga.org https://www.youtube.com/user/gorillacd https://www.facebook.com/virunga https://twitter.com/gorillacd Google Maps goo.gl/maps/5saWGJ1NStgeLNQ26 #42WHC Intense debates on the conservation …

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 …

Brecon Beacons National Park

Photo: Jack Pease, Rhinagoll Valley Wales – The Brecon Beacons National Park (Welsh: Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog) is one of three national parks, and is centred on the Brecon Beacons range of hills in the south. It includes the Black Mountain (Welsh: Y Mynydd Du) in the west, Fforest Fawr (Great Forest) and the Brecon …

Raet National Park

Photo: Birgit Fostervold, Spornes Wikipedia: Raet National Park (Norwegian: Raet nasjonalpark) is a national park in Arendal, Tvedestrand and Grimstad in Aust-Agder, southeastern Norway. It is mostly a marine park, and includes some islands and coastal areas. Raet covers an area of 607 km2 (234 sq mi), of which 599 km2 (231 sq mi) is …

Soomaa National Park

Photo: Soomaa National Park (Estonia) Soomaa National Park is the second largest national park in Estonia. The park has bogs, large mires, sand dunes and what the locals call a ‘fifth season’ due to floods in springtime. Created in 1993, the park is located on the border of Pärnu and Viljandi Counties. Key Links soomaa.com …

Banff National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Bow River Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. The park encompasses more than 6,000 square kilometers of mountain wilderness and is part of the larger Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than three million visitors a year make 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 …

Triglav National Park

Photo: European Space Agency Slovenia – At 2,800 meters above sea level, Mount Triglav is the highest in the country and a significant source of national pride, even featuring on the Slovenian coat of arms. Milan Kučan, the former president, famously once said that it was the duty of every countryman and woman to scale …