Kalbarri National Park

Photo: Mark Pegrum Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 kilometre gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of …

National Park Service Floats Fee Increase

Photo: Zion National Park Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. The proposed new fee structure would be implemented at Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Denali, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, …

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 …

Bark in the Park 2017

Poster March 4 Bark in the Park,10am-2pm, Cornerstone Park Henderson, Nevada hosted the 14th annual Bark In the Park, a celebration of our canine friends with dozens of informational and vendor booths and lots of beautiful dogs needing forever homes.  Facebook event page It’s a refreshing change of pace for dog lovers, with plenty of …

Bad Day for Ecolodges

Photo: Tropic It’s a bad day for ecolodges. Breaking news from the Global Ecotourism Network regarding closures of Ariaú Amazon Tower in Brazil and Huaorani Ecolodge in Ecuador. We will be posting updates and explainers for each. Abandoned should be the theme parks near radioactive sites, not the eco-minded, community-minded lodges in the wilderness. But here we are in 2016 …