Yasuni National Park

Photo: Ministerio Ambiente Ecuador Yasuni National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Yasuní) is in Ecuador with an area of 9,820 km2 between the Napo and Curaray rivers in Napo and Pastaza provinces in Amazonian Ecuador. The national park lies within the Napo moist forests ecoregion and is primarily rainforest. The park is about 250 kilometers from Quito and was …

Craters of the Moon

Photo: BLM, Craters Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. National Monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20, between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level. The monument is a 715,000 …

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 …

Fort Churchill State Park

Photo: BLM Nevada, Pony Express Fort Churchill was built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers and guard Pony Express mail runs. Today the site is preserved in a state of arrested decay within the Fort Churchill State Historic Park. The Nevada State Park System acquired 3,200 acres along the Carson River in 1994 …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers …

Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks

Photo: Mazzali, Ischigualasto Rocks World Heritage UNESCO: Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks are located in the northern part of central Argentina comprised of two adjoining protected areas. These are Ischigualasto Provincial Park (60,369 hectares) in San Juan Province and Talampaya National Park (215,000 hectares) in Rioja Province, jointly covering 275,369 hectares west of the Sierras Pampeanas. The …

Parks

Photo: Red Rock Canyon Park = Scenic or historically important area of countryside protected for the enjoyment of the general public and/or the preservation of wildlife. Spotlight Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park Celestún Biosphere Reserve Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries Chaco Culture National Historical Park Zion National Park Grand …