Abijatta-Shalla National Park

Photo: Ninara, Shala Lake Abijatta-Shalla National Park is located in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region and the Ethiopian Highlands region, 200 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, and east of the Ziway–Shashamane highway. It contains 887 square kilometers including the Rift Valley lakes of Abijatta and Shalla. The two lakes are separated by three kilometers of hilly land. …

Paparoa National Park

Photo: Pancake Rocks Established in 1987, Paparoa National Park is perhaps most famous for the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Dolomite Point, near the little settlement of Punakaiki. The park includes luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves, and underground streams. Key Links https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/paparoa-track/ Great Walks New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has announced …

Vashlovani National Park

Buzzwords Wikipedia: Vashlovani National Park (Georgian: ვაშლოვანის ეროვნული პარკი ) is a national park located in the eastern part of Georgia, and was established in 1935 to preserve its unique forests. In April 2003 the Reserve’s area was expanded to 84.80 km² and Vashlovani National Park (251.14 km²) was made. The area is characterized by …

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 http://virunga.org https://www.youtube.com/user/gorillacd https://www.facebook.com/virunga https://twitter.com/gorillacd #42WHC Intense debates on the conservation of Virunga …

Olympic National Park

Photo: Ken Lund, Lake Crescent Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. The park has four basic regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt originally created Mount Olympus National Monument on March …

England’s Lake District

Photo: David Nicholls, Lake District National Park: Tarn Hows A national park since 1951, England’s Lake District was inscribed on World Heritage List today (July 9) at 41whc. The region is home to England’s largest natural lake – Windermere – and highest mountain – Scafell Pike. The 885 sq-mile (2,292 sq km) national park had been trying …

Re-Dedication of the Desert View Watchtower #nps100 #findyourpark

Breaking. This story is being updated. Grand Canyon, Arizona –The National Park Service (NPS) and its partners invite the public to a re-dedication ceremony at the Desert View Watchtower on Sunday, May 22, 2016. The ceremony, a National Park Service Centennial event, commemorates the grand re-opening and rededication of the Watchtower from a souvenir shop to …