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 …

Wild USA

Photo: Wetlands Parks The United States has a long history of conservation. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa News US National Park Service Raises Fees National Park Service Floats Fee Increase National Parks and Monuments Yosemite Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument Gold Butte State Parks Valley of Fire State Park Celebrations/Events What are your plans for …

Dog Park

Dog Park = Park for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners. Embedded Tweets Today at the dog park ūüźē pic.twitter.com/NZQcPFi4jj — Ron Mader (@ronmader) April 10, 2018 Another beautiful day in the dog park with Zoe pic.twitter.com/hEtm7kGqTv — Ron Mader (@ronmader) November 26, 2017 Our …

CONANP

Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Comisi√≥n Nacional de √Āreas Naturales Protegidas or CONANP) works to conserve the natural patrimony of the country. Key Links https://www.gob.mx/conanp https://plus.google.com/u/0/102532679978214283851 https://www.youtube.com/user/conanp2 Descarga el mapa actualizado de¬†√Āreas¬†Naturales¬†Protegidas¬†Decretadas     Planeta.com M√©xico Wild M√©xico

IUCN Green List

Buzzwords The IUCN is developing three Green Lists focusing on Protected and Conserved Areas, Species, and Ecosystems. The lists came about in response to a 2012 IUCN Resolution passed at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. Protected and Conserved Areas The aim of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas is to recognize …

Helping Kids Thrive in City Parks

Photo: Wetlands Park On March 8 Salzburg Global Seminar livestreamed a panel discussion about creating equitable nature access for children in cities across the world. The event was presented in partnership with the Children and Nature Network and National League of Cities who collaborate on the U.S.-based initiative called Cities Connecting Children to Nature, which …

Wild Belize

Photo: NASA Marshall, Coastal Belize In 2018 Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Belize. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System The Mesoamerican Reef stretches 700 miles from Mexico‚Äôs Yucatan Peninsula through …

Wild Colombia

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. Apps: Inaturalist https://www.inaturalist.org 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 Videos After half a century of brutal conflict, a newly signed agreement promises peace between …

#WildOz

Poster Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. Among our favorite resources: Key Links Parks Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks Facebook Flickr @Parks_Australia Recommended Listening If you’re not already listening to Off Track, make it part of your podcast playlist. Kudos to @jones_ann and @RadioNational.¬†Subscribe to the podcast on¬†Apple Podcasts¬†or your favourite¬†podcast app. #ABCWildOz http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz Headlines …

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‚Äôs first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally).¬†Today the …