Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Photo: Adam Baker, Fish Boy The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) extends along 150 miles (240 km) the U.S.–Canada border in the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota, USA. The combined region of the BWCAW, Superior National Forest, Voyageurs National Park, and Ontario’s Quetico and La Verendrye Provincial Parks make up a large area of contiguous …

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Photo: ccdoh1, Liffey Falls The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and covers approximately 1,584,000 hectares and represents about 1/5 of the area of the island state of Tasmania. The area is formally recognized through World Heritage listing as being part of the world’s natural and cultural …

Wild Nevada

Poster Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. This Planeta.com page aims to be a hub for …

Wild USA

Photo: Wetlands Parks The United States has a long history of conservation. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa News US National Park Service Raises Fees National Park Service Floats Fee Increase Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove National Parks and Monuments Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument Gold Butte Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument State Parks …

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 …

Conservation Week in New Zealand

New Zealand hosts its annual Conservation Week October 14-22 which encourages locals to “love your backyard.” Activities include planting natives, trapping pests, weeding and clean-ups. Do it yourself or join up with local community groups. Hashtag: #lovemybackyard Conservation Week events are organised across Aotearoa. These events provide opportunities to join in, get active and show love …

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

The new road and contact station were formally inaugurated at the entrance to Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, making this one of most interesting wild places to visit in the Las Vegas Lands. More about Sloan Canyon as we explore this protected area on foot. The Nawghaw Poa Road (“mountain sheep trail” in Paiute!) and contact station is open …

Wilderness Notebook

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Gary Snyder In wildness is the preservation of the world. – Henry David Thoreau Wilderness is the state of complete awareness. – Gary Snyder, Turtle Island There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, …

New Zealand Hosts Wild Places Conference #EDSWildPlaces2016

Friends of New Zealand, biodiversity, wilderness and responsible, conscious ecotourism, check out #EDSWildPlaces2016 hosted by @EDS_NewZealand. The two-day conference takes place August 10-11 in Auckland. Key Links http://www.edsconference.com Facebook vimeo program Hashtag: #EDSWildPlaces2016 Twitter:@EDS_NewZealand @Forest_and_Bird   @RobSuisted About the event From the conference website: Wild Places define New Zealand. They evoke powerful emotions that connect us to these islands with their outstanding scenery …