Wild Belize

Photo: NASA Marshall, Coastal Belize Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Belize. This page collects relevant links and resources related to parks and reserves, archaeological sites, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Features Belize Triples the Size of its Marine Protected Areas – Ecoclub Improving financial sustainability through conservation based tourism …

Joshua Tree Links

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center Links related to Joshua Tree National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Night Sky Festival Joshua Tree’s 2019 Night Sky Festival Headlines How a South Pasadena matron used her wits and wealth to create Joshua Tree National Park Camping (Virgin) in Joshua Tree Imperiled by climate change, Joshua …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is open dawn to …

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 …

Wild Ecuador = Ecuador Silvestre

Photo Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ecuador – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Ministerio del Ambiente Ecuador http://www.ambiente.gob.ec Flickr YouTube Facebook @Ambiente_Ec @Marcelo_MataG Headlines Una reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El Comercio Perú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de …

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. 2019 Red Rock Canyon 2019 History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. New Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks National Parks and Monuments Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National Park Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument …

Wisconsin

Photo: Courtney Celley/USFWS Midwest, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Wisconsin borders two of the five Great Lakes and four states (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota). Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Wisconsin? Food Known as ‘America’s Dairyland,’ Wisconsin is famous for cheese. The state’s Swiss and German migrants brought recipes for all sorts …

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 …

City Parks

Photo: Henderson, Heritage Doggie Splash Pad Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are your favorites? 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 explore the natural world. Parks offer a respite from …