Why You Should Volunteer at Your Local National Park

Why You Should Volunteer at Your Local National Park

2019 marks 70 years of National Parks in the UK and the government have designated the year as a National Year of Green Action. This means more opportunities are available than ever for gardeners, bird and animal enthusiasts, or anyone else willing to lend a helping hand in their local […]

by October 22, 2018
Top National Parks in Southern Europe

Top National Parks in Southern Europe

The national parks of Southern Europe are top class, with the professional personnel necessary to preserve Mother Nature’s wild landscapes. The care and attention with which Southern Europe treats its wilderness land is comparable to no other part of the world. Here, we will discuss the very best of those […]

by October 17, 2018
How UNESCO Protects National Parks

How UNESCO Protects National Parks

The goal of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation is to defend and build peace throughout the world. The organisation was formed during a post-war conference of 44 countries with the globally responsible objective to establish the “intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind” during a time of major […]

by October 13, 2018
Un visiteur observe un bison mâle en toute sécurité dans son véhicule sur la promenade Elk Island, parc national Elk Island. / A visitor views a bull bison from the safety of their vehicle along the Elk Island Parkway, Elk Island National Park.

Hidden Dangers: Staying Safe in National Parks

Over 300 million people visited America’s national parks in 2017 – with hundreds of millions more visiting ecological and geologically protected areas around the globe. National parks are beautiful places, there’s no doubt about that. But they can also be dangerous killers too. Nearly 150 people died in America’s national […]

by October 11, 2018
How the National Trust Protects National Parks

How the National Trust Protects National Parks

The National Trust is a UK charity which operates by using donations, membership fees and commercial activity. National Parks are a major priority of theirs, along with castles and monuments. The National Trust works alongside parliament to prevent people from developing or selling important historical or natural buildings or land. […]

by October 9, 2018
The New Forest National Park

The New Forest National Park

Families flock from all over the country for the ancient woodland, open moors, heathland and cliff top walks at the New Forest in the South of England. The New Forest National Park is preserved by English authorities, as 90% the property of Her Majesty, for the peace and tranquility of […]

by September 28, 2018
The Rarest Animals of the UK’s National Parks

The Rarest Animals of the UK’s National Parks

Following up on our previous piece on the rarest animals of America’s national parks, we thought it was time we took a look at the rarest animals of British national parks too. Although nowhere near as diverse as the American continent, the British Isles are host a to a large […]

by September 18, 2018
Literature and National Parks of the US

Literature and National Parks of the US

Since they were first created a hundred or so years ago, the national parks of the United States have occupied a unique position in the public mythos. Some of the modern continent’s most treasured writers have drawn upon the wild and untamed landscapes for inspiration, and you can still visit […]

by September 14, 2018
The Rarest Animals of North American National Parks

The Rarest Animals of North American National Parks

North America is a huge and diverse continent, spanning many thousands of miles. This variation in climates and biomes has allowed a wealth of interesting and unique species to flourish across the ancient landscape, many millions of years before humans arrived on the scene – let alone modern European settlers. […]

by September 7, 2018
National Park Mysteries

National Park Mysteries

There are over 500 million acres of National Park land in the USA alone, covering the full range of climates and landscapes. These wild and untamed regions are a magnet for the adventurous and prospective explorers – but that same remoteness also gives them a mysterious air. Literally thousands of […]

by September 6, 2018