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. …

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 …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, …

Mexico Parks

Photo Features Mexico Parks Explained NORTHERN MEXICO Baja California Parques Nacionales de Baja California El Vizcaino Sonora El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve Chihuahua Copper Canyon/Barrancas del Cobre Durango Mapimi Biosphere Reserve Viaje en Bicicleta a la Zona del Silencio – Walter Bishop The Zone of Silence – Andrea Kaus Zona del Silencio, puerta del universo – …

Wild Colombia (Colombia Silvestre)

Poster Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Colombia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Sierra de la Macarena Sierra de La Macarena National Natural Park Chiribiquete National Park Chiribiquete National Park Parks parquesnacionales.gov.co – @ParquesColombia parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/ecoturismo insituradio.parquesnacionales.gov.co mapas.parquesnacionales.gov.co:9090/visor_parques colombia.travel/en/international-tourist/sightseeing-what-to-do/nature/natural-parks icanh.gov.co/index.php?idcategoria=6214 …

England Parks Review (2018)

Photo: Andrew Foster England – Earlier in 2018 Environment Secretary Michael Gove launched an independent review into the nation’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). The closing date for responses is 18 December 2018. Nearly 70 years after the country’s National Parks were first established, opening up the countryside and allowing more …

November 6: National Park Day in Argentina

Photo: Parques Nacionales Argentina celebrates November 6 as National Park Day (Día de los Parques Nacionales). Key Links Parques Nacionales de Argentina https://www.facebook.com/ParquesNacionalesdeArgentina @parquesoficial https://www.parquesnacionales.gob.ar/2017/11/6-noviembre-dia-los-parques-nacionales Facebook YouTube Embedded Tweets 6/11 Día de los #ParquesNacionales Un día como hoy, hace 114 años, comenzaba a formarse el Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas pic.twitter.com/LNUbqPSjRu — Parques Nacionales (@ParquesOficial) …

Nevado de Colima National Park

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Nevado de Colima Mexico – Located on the border of Colima and Jalisco states, Nevado de Colima National Park boasts two volcanoes. There is the extinct Nevado de Colima, 4,200 meters (13,375 feet) and the younger, active Volcan de Fuego de Colima, 3,820 meters (12,533 feet). The live volcano can …