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350 firefighters from around the country battled the stubborn blaze.
Can social media help find the person who defaced ancient rock formations?
The Obama administration must do more to make parks more inclusive, a new coalition says. The post America’s National Parks Have A Diversity Problem. A New Coalition Aims To Fix That. appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The author arrived early to help bring tusks of a record-setting 105-tonne cache to the burn site at Nairobi National Park. It will be set on fire on Saturday. The Giants Club, founded by His Excellency Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta...Show More Summary
Nairobi National Park is set to be the site of one of the most expensive bonfires in history as the government seeks to send a message to poachers about Kenya’s natural resources. A dozen pyres of ivory, with streets value of $172 million, seized from illegal poachers throughout the years offers a glimpse into just... Show More Summary
The U.S. National Parks are looking good at 100 years old. For proof, look no further than the National Park Foundation's Share the Experience Photo Contest. The agency announced the winners of the 15,000 amateur photography shots submitted...Show More Summary
If you need any inspiration to visit national parks this summer, take a look at these winning photographs in the 2015 Share the Experience contest sponsored in part by the National Park Foundation. Many feature public lands in the West, making them a close-to-home destination. First prize and $10,000...
National Park Rx, a growing movement among doctors to prescribe parks and nature to their patients, launched recently and I was asked to talk to the public about the benefits of gardening. Here’s the list I came up with: Great exercise (with too many benefits to list, or to keep up with). Improved immune system. […]
The Secret Service and National Park Service want to build a taller fence around the White House to increase security. Since 2014, there's been a series of incidents involving individuals attempting to or succeeding in scaling the fence.
Sometimes we think we have to travel to the other side of the globe to see the world's most magnificent places. Well, there are tons of opportunities to experience some of the earth's most stunning scenery right here in the United States. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Graffiti etched into one of the popular red rock arches in Utah's Arches National Park may be too deep to be repaired, the park's superintendent said on Thursday. The site of the graffiti is near a hiking trail to one ofShow More Summary
If you’ve been a longtime reader of Modern Hiker, you know that outdoor graffiti and vandalism is an issue that is near and dear to our hearts. We’ve written extensively on the topic and although the high-profile National Park cases tend to get the most attention, graffiti can also have a hugely negative impact on state…
Visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve and Yellowstone National Park were twice as likely to see a wolf when hunting wasn't permitted adjacent to the parks, a new study finds.
Vandals carved graffiti into ancient rock formations at Arches National Park in Utah, causing what may be irreparable damage to a structure that took millions of years to form, authorities said Thursday. Names, messages and other markings,...Show More Summary
Our politics may be ugly, but our landscape sure is beautiful.
Sunrise, bison, night skies, unusual beetles nestling in the bark of a tree — these are some of the scenes showcased in photographs that visitors to U.S. national parks and public lands took this year, then submitted to an annual contest called Share the Experience. On Thursday, the National Park Foundation, the congressionally chartered fundraising arm of […]
A shocking picture is circulating online that shows a cheetah killed by a driver at a national park in South Africa.
Visitors to national parks are half as likely to see wolves in their natural habitat when wolf hunting is permitted just outside park boundaries. That's the main finding of a paper co-authored by the University of Washington appearing April 28, 2016 in the journal PLOS ONE. Show More Summary
Live cheetah in Kruger National Park. Credit: Heather Baker for Kruger National Park By Pete Thomas Authorities in South Africa’s Kruger National Park are investigating a hit-and-run incident in which a cheetah was struck and left to die on a park road. Show More Summary