National Parks Conservation Association

Elsewhere on the Web The National Parks Conservation Association – npca.org – is the only independent, nonpartisan membership organization devoted exclusively to advocacy on behalf of the National Parks System. Its mission is “to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for present and future generations.” Key Links npca.org @NPCA Embedded Tweets Last week, we …

City Parks Links

Photo Links related to city parks presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @CentParklands @FortWayneParks @ChicagoParks @Zilker_Park @Barton_Springs @sandiegoparks @NYCParks @CentralParkNYC @FortWayneParks @SeattleParks @WUParks @LondonNPC @CityParksAll @Stuff_by_Craig @hphpcentral @wuparks @Park_People @CalgaryParks @cityparksall @Adrian_Benepe @buteparkcardiff @parcbute @ParkdaleWalking @Parksify @tpl_org @jaketobin @playandparks @westmidsparks @RBCparklife @CWparkman Headlines http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/better-than-nature/492716 Flickr city parks gallery world parks group Urban Nature Desire Paths …

Wild Colombia

Poster Planeta.com is launching this brand new guide to Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Features Sierra de La Macarena National Natural Park Parks http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co – @ParquesColombia http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/ecoturismo http://insituradio.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://mapas.parquesnacionales.gov.co:9090/visor_parques http://www.colombia.travel/en/international-tourist/sightseeing-what-to-do/nature/natural-parks http://www.icanh.gov.co/index.php?idcategoria=6214 Biodiversity Este no es un inventario: Estado y tendencias …

England Parks Review (2018)

Photo: Andrew Foster England – Earlier in 2018 Environment Secretary Michael Gove launched an independent review into the nation’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). The closing date for responses is 18 December 2018. Nearly 70 years after the country’s National Parks were first established, opening up the countryside and allowing more …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today the …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. On October 21, 2016 the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) issued …

Wild Europe

Photo Spotlight on Europe’s biodiversity, parks and wildlife. 2018 England Parks Review (2018) Tbilisi, Georgia Hosts European Ecotourism Conference #EuroEco18 Also check out our spotlight on european ecotourism Lake District https://planeta.com/lake-district https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/09/lake-district-is-uks-first-national-park-to-win-world-heritage-status https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/09/lake-district-world-heritage-site-george-monbiot https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/02/lake-district-wildlife-desert-blame-wordsworth https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/15/the-lake-district-is-indeed-a-sheepwrecked-landscape January 2017: Spotlight on Lake Skadar Events June 1-30 30 Days Wild https://planeta.com/30dayswild ⚡️ #30DaysWild https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d9x49elcq9n1d1g/AAAPU5LASs87h9OuAaDBbEcDa?dl=0 #30DaysWild @30DaysWild June 2017 …

Mexico Parks Explained

Editor’s note (November 2018: Major revision of this page underway. It will formally debut in early 2019). When is a national park a national park and a biosphere reserve a biosphere reserve? There are some big difference among parks and reserves in Mexico, and it is important to review how Mexico classifies these protected areas. …

Mexico Parks

Editor’s note (November 2018): Major revision of this page underway. It will formally debut in early 2019. NORTHERN MEXICO Baja California Parques Nacionales de Baja California El Vizcaino Sonora El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve Chihuahua Copper Canyon/Barrancas del Cobre Durango Mapimi Biosphere Reserve Viaje en Bicicleta a la Zona del Silencio – Walter Bishop The Zone …