Wild Europe

Photo Spotlight on Europe’s biodiversity, parks and wildlife. This page is being updated in September 2018 after this year’s European Ecotourism Conference. Suggestions are welcome. Spotlight Tbilisi, Georgia Hosts European Ecotourism Conference #EuroEco18 Also check out our spotlight on europeanecotourism 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 …

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and …

Find something new

Poster The US National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. Each year the park service, friends and fans celebrate this anniversary. 2018 marks the 102nd anniversary, prompting this year’s slogan: find something new for 102. Find a park near you or special events …

Costa Rica Parks

Poster August 24 is National Parks Day in Costa Rica (Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica). The National Parks Day of Costa Rica, is instituted in order that people reflect and participate actively in conservation actions and respect for the environment. On August 24, by Executive Decree No. 1647 MAG-MEP of 1986, the “Day …

Parkitecture

Buzzwords Parkitecture = Style of architecture that developed in the early and middle 20th century in the United States National Park Service through its efforts to create buildings that harmonized with the natural environment Recommended Listening Icons of the spectacular: American National Parks and the rise of parkitecture – Architecture informed by rather than imposed …

South African National Parks

Elsewhere on the Web South African National Parks – https://www.sanparks.org – manages a system of 19 functional national parks in seven of the nine provinces of South Africa with a total area of just over 4 million hectares comprising 67% of the protected areas under state management. Key Links https://www.sanparks.org https://www.sanparks.org/podcasts https://www.facebook.com/South.African.National.Parks https://twitter.com/SANParks About us: …

Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas (2017)

Cover Recommended Reading: Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: Generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development. Report to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and IUCN, 2017. Authors: Anna Spenceley, Sue Snyman, Paul Eagles Launch of a new TAPAS Group publication at the UNWTO General Assembly Thursday, September 14, 5pm in …

Tourism Concessions in Parks

Buzzwords Concession = private businesses operating under contract in parks to provide products and services designed to enhance or facilitate visitors experiences, typically not provided by government employees Features Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas (2017) Elsewhere on the Web https://annaspenceley.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/an-introduction-to-tourism-concessioning The document is currently available from several sites, using the links …

Dog Park

Buzzwords Dog Park = Park for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners Embedded Tweets And in local dog park news @cityofhenderson #dosescuelas #henderson pic.twitter.com/yVPkIpJgAj — Ron Mader (@ronmader) July 20, 2018 More improvements to the @cityofhenderson dog park 🐕 pic.twitter.com/VSvEwRYZXo — Ron Mader (@ronmader) April …

Mexico Parks Explained

Editor’s note (August 2018): Major revision of this page underway. It will formally debut in September. 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. BACKGROUND …