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 …

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 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 – Armin Gomez Coahuila Parques …

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 …

Cradle Mountain

Photo: Tatters, Cradle Mountain Tasmania – Cradle Mountain is the iconic gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is located in the Central Highlands region. At 1,545 metres (5,069 feet) above sea level, it is the fifth-highest mountain in Tasmania and is one of the principal tourist sites in the state. The area around the …