User: irge304 Topic: Biodiversity
Category: Protection :: National Parks
Last updated: Nov 22 2014 19:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers 22.11.2014 NPR: Saturday
It's illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.
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Glacier National Park wants to charge $30 entrance fee 20.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Higher vehicle entrance fee would be good for 7 days. Glacier, and other major national parks have proposed raising fees in 2015.
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For the record 19.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Pinnacles National Park: In the Nov. 16 Travel section, an article about Pinnacles National Park reversed the driving directions to the park's entrances. The correct routes are: To drive to the west entrance from Los Angeles, take Highway 101 north to Soledad, then take Highway 146 east for...
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Parks activist Peter Gove receives conservationist award 18.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Habitats of 140 Australian threatened species not protected, WWF study finds 17.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Despite increases in marine parks and nature reserves, many threatened animals, including the northern hairy-nosed wombat, are still without protection

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Best places in the Cascades and Olympics for early-season snowshoeing 16.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Stay flexible and check conditions before leaving home, but you can often find snow (minus crowds) by December.
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In Africa’s oldest national park, a battle over oil exploration 16.11.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Much like the fight over drilling on federal lands in the United States, the struggle over oil exploration in Africa’s national parks is a classic quandary, pitting economic development against environmental preservation.
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How the Kalahari bushmen and other tribespeople are being evicted to make way for wilderness 16.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Racist governments are forcing native people from their land, supposedly to benefit wildlife and environment, according to a report When Botswanas president, Ian Khama, opened a giant $4.9bn diamond mine in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in September, there were some notable absentees among the invited guests: the 700 bushmen whose hunter-gatherer families had been the traditional inhabitants of the desert, but who have been exiled to impoverished settlements on the edge of the park and are forbidden to hunt the wildlife. According to a Survival International report, launched at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the worlds biggest conservation meeting, the San of the Kalahari are just one among hundreds of tribal peoples who have been evicted or are under threat of expulsion from the worlds 6,000 national parks and 100,000 protected conservation areas, which together are thought to cover nearly 13% of the Earths land ...
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Hitting a peak at Pinnacles National Park with spires, condor sightings 16.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
I wasn't thinking about condors as I drove through the dusty foothills of Central California approaching Pinnacles National Park. The surreal scenery within Pinnacles, America's newest national park, was too distracting. Rocky spires and craggy buttresses soared above softly rounded...
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A message from Uganda: wealth blinds us to our natural treasures | James Woodford 12.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Ugandan park rangers face a daily struggle: to protect national parks with very few resources. On the opening day of the World Park Congress, we should all take note Earlier this year a friend of mine, Stuart Cohen, was invited as a volunteer for the International Union for Conservation of Nature to travel to Africa and then make his way, with rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, to Mount Elgon National Park. For the armed team that accompanied Stuart, the presence of a lone foreign filmmaker in their national park was a hugely important event and a source of great ...
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Martin Rowson on Theresa May and the European arrest warrant debacle cartoon 12.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Martin Rowson on Theresa May and the European arrest warrant debacle cartoon
Would you pay more to see this? 10.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Want to visit Grand Canyon, Yosemite or Yellowstone national parks next year? It may cost you more.
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Grand Canyon proposes increase in entrance fees ahead of National Park Service centennial 10.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Top 10 affordable eco lodges in Costa Rica 10.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Costa Rica is one of the worlds most popular eco-tourism destinations, with travellers drawn to national parks, reserves and rainforests. It also grades lodgings for sustainable practices . We select 10 of the best At Finca Luna Nueva, guests are encouraged to reconnect with nature by living the simple life. In 1994, Steven Farrell a self-described health-conscious hippy opened a small, organic herbal farm near La Fortuna, the gateway to Arenal Volcano national park . Since then, the project has grown into a 207-acre biodynamic farm and an eco lodge built from fallen trees. On the Sacred Seed garden tour, guests can smell and taste the results of the biodynamic process and learn about the healing properties of trees and plants on guided walks in the neighbouring rainforest. Afterwards, wallow in the ozonated pool or solar-heated hot tub, or salute the sun from the yoga platform ensconced in jungle greenery, before some fine organic dining. Doubles from £57 including breakfast and farm tour, +506 2468 ...
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Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis? 9.11.2014 LA Times: Science
In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green.
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National Grids £500m plan to move biggest and ugliest pylons underground 9.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Shortlisted sites include national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty; £24m fund set aside for measures in other areas

The biggest and ugliest electricity pylons slicing through some of the nations most treasured beauty spots are set to be torn down.

National Grid has shortlisted eight of the countrys most beautiful rural areas blighted by pylons and will investigate ways to remove them and put them underground.

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Silurian Valley energy proposal tests land boundaries 9.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green.
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Entry to parks could cost you more 8.11.2014 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier.The National Park Service said 115 of its 401 units plan to seek public comment on entrance fees that could go up starting next year. It’s part of a broader effort by the agency to bring in more money for visitor services and...
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Free parks admission and 15 other Veterans Day events 7.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Parades, live music, museum events and free admission to state and national parks are scheduled around the Seattle area Nov. 7-11, 2014.
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Is Ukip the only party that cares about the British countryside? | Simon Jenkins 5.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Using brownfield sites for new homes and offices shouldnt be a question of left or right: our rural environment must be preserved For the first time in history more people live in towns than in the country. In Britain this has had a curious result. While polls show Britons rate the countryside alongside the royal family, Shakespeare and the NHS as what makes them proudest of their country, this has limited political traction. A century ago Octavia Hill launched the National Trust not to rescue posh houses but to save the beauty of natural places for everyone forever. It was specifically to provide city dwellers with spaces for leisure where they could experience a refreshing air. Hills pressure later led to the creation of national parks and green belts. They dont make countryside any more, and every year concrete consumes more of it. It needs constant guardianship ...
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