#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 …

Parks Links

Links to parks Headlines Protected area connectivity: Shortfalls in global targets and country-level priorities – Science Direct Catalyzing the power of parks for social connection http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002074 Protected is not conserved – Intercontental Cry How national parks around the world influenced sustainable tourism development – WTTC How safe does protected status keep the world’s national parks? …

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 …

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 More improvements to the @cityofhenderson dog park 🐕 pic.twitter.com/VSvEwRYZXo — Ron Mader (@ronmader) April 30, 2018 Today at the dog park 🐕 pic.twitter.com/NZQcPFi4jj — Ron Mader (@ronmader) April 10, 2018 Another beautiful …

CONANP

Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Comisión Nacional de Áreas 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 Áreas Naturales Protegidas Decretadas     Planeta.com México Wild México

Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument

Photo: Justina Thorsen, Snow-covered Organ Mountains Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument (New Mexico) is home to diverse recreation opportunities including excellent hiking trails. Hikers can enjoy expansive mountain views, unique geologic features, rock art, seasonal springs, Chihuahuan desert flora and fauna, wildlife, historic sites and much more on the many miles of trail within …

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’s Yucatan Peninsula through …

Tourism, Parks and Protected Areas

Photo: Lake Mead NRA Visitors’ Center Tourism in parks and protected areas can be a boon to local conservation efforts or it can afflict biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Many travelers find meaningful encounters with nature in protected areas, but wilderness fans are often at a loss when figuring out where to go and how …