Peru: Sierra del Divisor


The links below are to articles reporting on news regarding a possible new national park in Peru.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2015/07/satellites-spot-deforestation-in-almost-approved-peruvian-national-park/
http://news.mongabay.com/2015/07/will-sierra-del-divisor-soon-become-perus-newest-national-park/

Iraq: First National Park – the Central Marshes of Iraq


The links below are to articles reporting on the naming of Iraq’a first national park – the Central Marshes of Iraq.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0819-hance-iraq-national-park.html
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/31/new-iraqi-national-park-may-be-a-game-changer/

Moon National Park


The link below is to an article reporting on a proposal to create a national park on the moon – yeah, the moon.

For more visit:
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2879/20130709/bill-proposes-plan-build-national-park-moon.htm

Western Australia: Kimberley – Horizontal Falls Protected


The link below is to an article reporting on new marine parks and a national park recently announced for Western Australia, that will help protect Horizontal Falls in the Kimberley.

For more visit:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-28/national-park-created-to-protect-horizontal-falls/4487354

Australia: NSW – Warrumbungle National Park


In the aftermath of a bushfire that has swept through four fifths of the Warrumbungle National Park, authorities must now determine just what is to be done in one of Australia’s premier national parks. That moment may not have yet arrived, given that the the bushfire continues to burn in the region and the threat has not yet been eliminated. When that time comes the true extent of devastation in the national park will seem overwhelming.

The extensive network of bushwalking trails, bridges and lookouts have been severely damaged and the visitor’s centre has been destroyed. Fears remain for wildlife in the park, particularly the Koala and Rock Wallaby populations.

For more visit:
http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/reserve-burnt-to-a-cinder-20130119-2d000.html
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/bushfire-changes-warrumbungle-national-park-.htm
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/bushfire-damage-at-australias-largest-observatory.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-14/homes-destroyed-in-nsw-bushfire/4463136
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/01/18/05/00/firefighters-brace-for-nsw-outbreaks

French Guiana: Guiana Amazonian Park Gold Mine


The link below is to an article reporting on a gold mine that has been approved for French Guiana’s Guiana Amazonian Park.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0115-hance-gold-mine-saul.html