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

Myall Lakes National Park


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It was my first official day of annual leave from work today and of course it had to start with a good sleep-in, which I might add I’m going to try and avoid doing for the entire period of my annual leave – just the first couple of days. I have been extremely tired, so a few sleep-ins will be helpful – for my health and well being you know. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about and agree with me entirely. I take your silence as tacit agreement. Thank you for that.

Myall Lakes National Park

Once I was up I thought I should do something – so the day wouldn’t be viewed as an entire waste. So a drive to Bulahdelah was on the cards via the Myall Lakes National Park and the Bombah Point Ferry. So that’s what I decided to do, after I thought through a few more possible options for…

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Article: Russia – Land of the Leopard National Park


The link below is to an article reporting on the creation of a massive national park in Russia which aims to protect Far Eastern Leopards (Amur Leopard) and Amur Tigers.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0413-amur_leopard_park_russia.html

Article: Northern Territory – Limmen National Park Declared


Massive New National Park Declared in the Northern Territory

The article below reports on the establishment of a new national park in the Northern Territory. Limmen National Park is located on the Gulf of Carpentaria and covers a massive area. When coupled with the Limmen Bight Marine Park, the area protected is a staggering 10 000 square kilometres.

For more, visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/massive-new-national-park-declared-in-northern-territory.htm