Articles by: Boris

The World’s Smallest National Parks

The World’s Smallest National Parks

You’d usually associate National Parks with sweeping vistas and panoramic views across wild and untamed landscapes. Less so, a metre-wide patch of grass in the middle of downtown Portland, Oregon – or a tiny private island once owned by a retired newspaper editor. However, these places are legitimate national parks. […]

by January 6, 2019
North Yorkshire Moors Walks and Cycle Routes

North Yorkshire Moors Walks and Cycle Routes

The North Yorkshire Moors allow visitors to traverse timeless moorland, gaze in awe at the historic wonder of century-old abbeys and explore winding pathways in quaint, picture-perfect villages. The best way to explore the vastest area of moorland in the United Kingdom is to take a walk or cycle up […]

by January 1, 2019
The Maldives’ First National Marine Park

The Maldives’ First National Marine Park

The Maldives’ first national marine park (NMP) covers over 1,000 hectares in the Noonu Atoll area of the Indian Ocean island chain. This environmentally diverse lagoon is known as Edu Faru. Nine uninhabited islets were granted national park status by the Maldives government in 2017, with the aim of conserving […]

by December 25, 2018
America’s National Parks Damaged During Government Shutdown

America’s National Parks Damaged During Government Shutdown

In a lesser-foreseen consequence of the longest shutdown in US Government history, the National Park service has taken a big hit. About to re-open this week, visiting correspondents report overflowing bins and toilets as well as signs of vandalism and litter everywhere. In California, the historic Joshua Tree National Park […]

by December 22, 2018
Three Great Movies About National Parks

Three Great Movies About National Parks

Literally thousands of films have been shot on location in National Parks. With huge areas of isolated and beautiful vistas, it’s no wonder that amateur filmmakers, Hollywood directors and documentarians alike have long been attracted to these lands, cameras in tow. From alien deserts to civil war battlefields and dinosaur […]

by December 18, 2018
Top National Parks in Australia

Top National Parks in Australia

Australian culture involves taking pride in an outdoor lifestyle. The Oceanic country, and its 28 million hectares of national park land, is perfect for spending some one-on-one time with nature. These landscapes vary immensely throughout Australia, from deserts in the ‘outback’ wilderness to white sandy beaches and forests in coastal […]

by December 14, 2018
Plans for a New National Park in Southern England

Plans for a New National Park in Southern England

Recently, the board responsible for reviewing the value of national parks has called for evidence to support Dorset and Devon’s bid to have some of their outstanding natural coastal areas gain national park status. The independent Glover Review, who review whether natural land in England should become national parks, are […]

by December 6, 2018
The Most Beautiful National Parks in South America

The Most Beautiful National Parks in South America

South America has over 300 national parks, each of their landscapes different from the last. They include some of the most beautiful national parks in the world. These are our favourite to look at. Torres del Paine, Chile Located in the Patagonia mountain region of Chile, the national park’s famous […]

by December 1, 2018
Current Threats to UK National Parks and AONB

Current Threats to UK National Parks and AONB

Huge expanses of countryside in the United Kingdom are protected under the possession of Her Majesty by the UK government, but some that are mismanaged (or not property of The Crown) can be under threat by external and internal influences. Outside every national park, the government, local councils and park […]

by November 26, 2018
London to Become World’s First National Park City

London to Become World’s First National Park City

A former geography teacher by the name of Daniel Raven-Ellison proposed the idea for the City of Greater London to embrace a new ideology based around preserving the environment. Now an official crowdfunded environmental bid, which will be launched in 2019, will campaign for London to become the world’s first […]

by November 26, 2018