Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks

Photo: Grand Canyon In 2018, visitor spending in communities near national parks resulted in a $40.1 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 329,000 jobs. In 2018, 318 million park visitors spent an estimated $20.2 billion in local gateway regions while visiting National Park Service lands across the country. These expenditures supported a total …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. On October 21, 2016 the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) issued …

Wild France (France Sauvage)

France Flag Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in France. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Wikipedia: The national parks of France is a system of ten national parks throughout metropolitan France and its overseas departments, coordinated by the …

South African National Parks

Logo South African National Parks – 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 sanparks.org Podcasts Facebook @SANParks About us: SANParks is working …

National Park Week 2019

National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA. 2019 dates: April 20-28. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week each April. On weekends, every national park will give visitors free admission! Plan your …

National Monument

Bingo: National Monument A national monument is a section of public land set aside for its natural, historical, or cultural value. National monuments range from structures to oceans to large tracts of land. Some History The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. …

Valorisation of Protected Areas Resources MOOC

Photo The Valorisation of Protected Areas Resources MOOC highlights the sustainable use or valorisation of natural resources in protected areas. The main goal of this course is to introduce some of the commonly-used ways to sustainably valorise protected areas (and their resources), thereby contributing to their long-term conservation. It will focus on two complementary approaches: …

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. …