World Commission on Protected Areas

Photo The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is one of six Commissions of individual experts who are part of the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization – the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) English – WCPA Membership Guide Key Links https://www.iucn.org/theme/protected-areas/wcpa https://www.iucn.org/theme/protected-areas/wcpa/steering-committee-meeting http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/por-primera-vez-colombia-es-anfitrion-del-comite-directivo-de-la-comision-mundial-de-la-uicn/ Application https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/iucn_wcpa_app Background The WCPA mission is: “To …

El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

Photo: J. Paulo Carbajal-Borges, El bosque de niebla Chiapas, Mexico – The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo protects the central portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains. With an area of 119,177 hectares, El Triunfo protects two of the most threatened ecosystems of Mexico: The Mountain Mesofile Forest (Cloud Forest), and the Tropical Humid Rainforest of Soconusco. …

#WildOz

Hashtags Planeta.com spotlights Australia’s Wildlife, Biodiversity, Parks and Protected Areas. The Twitter shorthand is hashtag: #WildOz Key Links Parks Australia 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 on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. #ABCWildOz YouTube http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Photo: Brittglow, School of fish Australia – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is the largest natural feature on earth and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers off the coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The …

Dog Park

Buzzwords Dog Park = Park for dogs to exercise, socialize, 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 …

Wild Peru

Peru flag Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Peru – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Parks http://www.sernanp.gob.pe https://twitter.com/SERNANP https://www.facebook.com/Sernanp-Oficial-181219211888321 https://www.flickr.com/photos/133982919@N08 https://issuu.com/sernanp_ https://issuu.com/sernanp_/docs/latinoam__rica_al_natural Key Links http://www.minam.gob.pe https://twitter.com/MinamPeru http://www.minam.gob.pe/ambientv https://www.facebook.com/MINAMPERU Evaluaciones del desempeño ambiental PERÚ Aspectos destacados y recomendaciones PERU Environmental Performance …

Wild Belize

Photo: NASA Marshall, Coastal Belize 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. Features Belize Triples the Size of its Marine Protected Areas – Ecoclub Improving financial sustainability through conservation based …

Wild Ecuador

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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ministerioambienteecuador https://www.youtube.com/user/ambienteec https://www.facebook.com/AmbienteEc https://twitter.com/Ambiente_Ec @Marcelo_MataG Headlines Una reserva fronteriza, en gestación – El Comercio Perú y Ecuador establecerán primera Reserva de …

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 …

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 and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is open …