Getty It’s as if Pablo Picasso , Salvador Dali , Rene Magritte, and André Breton had a dinner party during which they decided to design a country: There’s every chance that place might look like Madagascar . You only have to walk through a national park on the world’s fourth-largest island to see the “mad” in its name. You can see it in the towering octopus tree, its spindly cactus-like branches eerie in the low evening light of the spiny forest. You hear it from that conspiracy—yes, that is the group name—of lemurs squeaking in the trees (the lemur evolved solely on this isle and doesn’t exist naturally anywhere else in the world). Then there is the painted Mantella frog, who appears to have paid the local tattoo artist a visit—“Hey mate, can you do my right leg in fluorescent green...
Raptors at the Cairngorms National Park will be fitted with upgraded satellite tags that can detect distress and location of death.
The National Park Service has plans in the works for federal land in Virginia that was home to a living-history museum until it closed late last year.
The three-week-old calf was captured on camera playing in the grass surrounded by her family in MalaMala Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Three lionesses helped two lions from their pack fight off the large male when it tried to take over their pride. The ferocious fight was filmed in Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.
A massive, rare sunfish has washed up on the shore at Murray River at the Coorong National Park in South Australia.
Luggard, a lively three-year-old, limps behind the rest of his ragtag troupe of orphan elephants, halting to graze or rub against a tree. When he was just five months old, Luggard was found struggling to keep up with his herd in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park. He had been shot twice. One bullet pierced his … Continued
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Attorneys for a Bronx man who was busted last year for writing a vile, racist message on a signpost at the African Burial Ground National Monument near City Hall admit that their client’s words were “vile, racist and reprehensible” — but maintain they were protected by the First Amendment. Ivan Nieves, 57, has moved to...
Two men were skiing in the backcountry near Egypt Lake on Saturday, according to RCMP.
Maine Sen. Angus King (I) isn't expecting major changes to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, despite recommendations from former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to modify the 88,000-acre site, the senator indicated Friday.
Jonathan Hogue, 33, a PhD student at the University of Iowa, went missing on Tuesday while hiking at Canyonlands National Park in Utah and was found dead on Friday after falling 500 feet.
Parks Canada says a report on the feedback it received will be issued in the coming months.
Glasgow's landfill waste will be used to provide electricity to 22,000 homes through a new £155m energy-from-waste plant.
Looking for a quiet, outdoor getaway? These 20 national parks saw the fewest number of visitors in 2018. Take in gorgeous sights and avoid the crowds.
Christine Lehnertz notified the National Park Service on Thursday of her resignation.
Social media and blogs were ablaze this week with photos of a so-called “lake” that formed in Death Valley National Park last week after another heavy rainstorm. But a park spokeswoman said in reality, the “lake” is not actually a lake — it’s more like a series of puddles. “It is exaggerated,”...
South African National Parks said a lion that had been on the loose for about a month was tranquilized and is being returned to the park where it escaped.
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation launched a project called "Free Wild Trap Zone" Wednesday to clear harmful hunting devices after five elephants were maimed.
People who have long been critical of a plan to put more cell towers in Grand Teton National Park are getting the opportunity to officially weigh in on the project.
No visitors or employees at Grand Canyon National Park were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation from uranium ore, according to early results of an investigation.
Two clever orangutans were spotted using caladium leaves as umbrellas in Mount Leuser National Park in Indonesia. Tour guide Eddie said: 'These were rare moments I have never seen before'.
Critics of the Trump administration's decision to slash the size of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah are today touting newly released documents that appear to show that decision ran counter to assessments written by the Bureau of Land Management.
Indonesia, the only country with Komodo dragons in the wild, wants to double the number of tourists at a national park where many of the animals live. Conservationists warn against too many tourists.
[News24Wire] The search for the male lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park in Beaufort West has taken rangers and trackers as far as Sutherland in the Northern Cape.
A man convicted of hunting protected giant Asian river frogs in Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani has been sentenced to electronic monitoring in lieu of prison.
Jordan Kelsey and his friend went sailing down the South River at Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory on Monday before the pair were caught stranded in the croc-infested waters.
Looking for a outdoors-y spring vacation destination? The National Parks Service named these spots the top 10 most visited national parks of 2018.
Militiamen have killed a ranger in Congo's Virunga National Park, the park said on Friday, less than a month since it re-opened after being shut down because of insecurity.
Justin Long crashed while riding home through the Royal National Park south of Sydney on February 17 - and has now shared pictures of the Good Samaritan attending to him at the side of the road.
In the savannah woodlands of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park stalks an animal that resembles a cross between a goat and a deer. The antelopes known as bushbuck sport the white speckles, russet coats, and large eyes and ears of deer, but stand just two to three feet tall with a pair of dark, twisting horns that grow straight out of males’ heads. These secretive, forest-dwelling ungulates take cover from leopards, hyenas and wild dogs in the protection of trees and a network of escape tra
The deaths of two more collared wolves just outside Banff National Park boundaries has some calling for a buffer zone to protect wildlife from trapping.
Four Canadian wolves were captured and air-dropped on Lake Superior's Isle Royale National Park in Michigan—effectively doubling the pack’s current numbers—as part of an effort to rebuild the dwindling wolf population and help control the moose population, officials said Monday.
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that's a couple of hundred million years old — dozens of fossilized dinosaur footprints discovered on rocks used to pave a section of hiking trail.
The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that's a couple of hundred million years old — dozens of fossilized dinosaur footprints discovered on rocks used to pave a section of hiking trail.
With the wolf population dwindling in a Michigan park, four were trapped in Ontario and transported by helicopter At a remote national park, four Canadians were recently airdropped into a dizzying new life in America. They are expert moose hunters, accustomed to cold climates, and covered in fur. Continue reading...
Tourists who cause problems to mountain rescue staff on the craggy paths of the famous Cinque Terre coastline in Italy will face fines this year as the national park authority cracks down.
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Chris Lehnertz was officially cleared of any wrongdoing today after a federal investigation found that she had not wasted $180,000 on renovations for a park residence or created a hostile work environment for senior leaders, particularly men.
The conversation group World Wide Fund for Nature announced it has hired an international law firm to review allegations that its anti-poaching guards tortured and killed individuals in national parks in Asia and Africa.
One of the world’s largest charities has launched an investigation into claims that it funds, equips and works with paramilitary forces accused of beating, torturing, sexually assaulting and murdering scores of people in national parks across Africa and Asia.Human rights specialists will lead an independent review of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) conservation charity, following allegations of abuse in six countries, published by BuzzFeed news on Monday.The charity is accused of…
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A former truck driver has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping tankers of toxic waste near South Carolina’s only national park. The State reports 44-year-old Michael Greene admitted on Monday to repeatedly dumping the chemicals in 2017 in the Wateree River drainage basin, which flows past Congaree National Park. Assistant U.S. Attorney Winston...
4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash in national park: police and embassy
A 2,000lb bison charges at nine snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park as tourists watch from a snow bus. The animal stands in front of one terrified driver who has to drive around to speed off.
Four Americans and their Kenyan pilot were killed when their helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from a remote island in Lake Turkana in a national park in northwest Kenya, officials said on Monday.
[Deutsche Welle] Authorities have roped in teams of soldiers and volunteers to help tackle wildfires in the Mount Kenya national park. Illegal marijuana farmers have been blamed for the blaze, which threatens natural bamboo forests.
Rare mud-dwelling fish, with sharp teeth and no eyes, is believed to be a worm goby, but is not dangerous An Australian fisherman, who captured a rare, unsettling fish that resembled a creature from the sci-fi film Alien , says it was “not all that exciting” and he caught it with a beer in his hand. Andrew Rose was fishing in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu national park when he snagged a 15cm-long worm goby – a rare, mud-dwelling fish with no eyes, a bony head and sharp teeth. Continue reading...
A federal appeals court today rejected the Army Corps of Engineers' approval of a 17-mile transmission line across the James River, determining the corps did not properly analyze the full impacts of the power line that critics say degrades the site of the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Va., and putting the fate of the project in doubt.
Tee Hokin, who reeled in the fish near the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory last week, said the animal reminded him of 'a purpley-brown alien'.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has selected a new chief ranger.
Rose Torphy is three years older than the national park itself, and recently joined as its oldest-ever junior ranger Rose Torphy has had a large life. At 103, she’s the matriarch of a family with five generations now below her. She loves bowling, traveling and watching poker. Every afternoon, she takes her daily glass of wine into her bedroom to toast a photo of her late husband of more than six decades, Ralph: “Here’s to you: no one better, no one damn near as good.” Continue reading...
Congress gave final approval last night to the creation of four new national monuments, including the Mississippi home of civil rights icons Medgar and Myrlie Evers.
[Observer] Residents of Rushoroza parish in Kihihi, Kanungu district are living in fear because of stray lions that invaded the area. On Monday five lions escaped from Queen Elizabeth national park in Kihihi sub county into the community.
[Nation] A wild fire has destroyed vegetation and killed animals in Mount Kenya National Park.
On Feb. 26, 2019, the Grand Canyon celebrated its 100th year as a national park.
Grand Canyon National Park's centennial
For nearly 20 years, a trio of 5-gallon (19 liters) paint buckets sat near the taxidermy exhibit at Grand Canyon National Park 's museum collections building.
As Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its centennial during 2019, here are 100 things you should know about Arizona's natural wonder.
Wildlife photographer Sergey Savvi snapped the pair as they landed martial arts-style flying kicks at Kaeng Krachen National Park in Phetchaburi, Thailand, as they tried to assert dominance.
A U.S.-Canadian team prepared yesterday for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd.
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is planning to introduce legislation soon to convert two national monuments in his state to national parks.
[Observer] A high-level team from the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), headed by the deputy managing director for operations, Joseph J. Tally and collaborating partners working around the Sapo National Park have successfully ended three weeks of intensive consultative meetings with 30 communities around the Sapo National Park.
[Nairobi News] A picture of rhinos mating at the Nairobi National park has aroused mixed reactions on social media.
NSW Labor has committed to establish a Great Koala National Park on the mid-north coast, if elected in Saturday's state election, to protect one of the nation's most famous marsupials.
Local officials in San Juan County, Utah, recently voted to rescind the work of their predecessors and reproach President Trump for reducing the Bears Ears National Monument, but attorneys representing the county in federal court don't seem to have gotten the memo.
[East African] Mountain gorillas are raiding eucalyptus plantations outside Rwanda's protected area in search of sodium.
A Thai tycoon accused of killing a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other poaching-related charges on Tuesday but allowed to go free pending an appeal, in a case that has caused an outcry in a country fed up with impunity for powerful figures.Construction magnate Premchai Karnasuta, whose company is behind major infrastructure projects such as Bangkok’s monorail and its airport, was arrested by rangers in a national park in February last year.He and three others were detained…
America’s national parks are one of the nation’s greatest assets. They preserve and protect vital ecosystems and offer people from all over the world the chance to experience the beauty and majesty of these great spaces.
The Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative has awarded its Craighead Conservation Award to Yellowstone National Park biologist P.J. White.
[Daily News] THE government has embarked on a serious promotion campaign of its five newly upgraded Lake Zone based national parks, calling for the investors to seize different available opportunities found in those attractions.
A 33-year-old University of Iowa student was found dead Friday after a days-long search of Canyonlands National Park in Utah.
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Mississippi dispute with Gov. Phil Bryant rises over credit for efforts to designate civil rights icon Medgar Evers' home a national monument.
The National Park Service misused thousands of dollars in philanthropic donations by not properly tracking and reporting the money it received, a federal investigation concluded today.
[News24Wire] After a month of exploring the countryside, stopping for 'padkos' along the way and generally keeping authorities on their feet, the lion missing from the Karoo National Park has been captured.
Chris Lehnertz, the embattled superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, resigned this morning, shocking the National Park Service and employees at one of the nation's most popular parks.
KANCHANABURI: Forest fire fighters have been sent to combat outbreaks in Khuean Srinagarindra National Park in Sri Sawat district, where hundreds of hotspots have been discovered this month.
[Nation] Tharaka-Nithi County has banned any human activity in Mount Kenya National Park.
The National Park Service is seeking public comment as it drafts a document that will help direct the future of Camp Nelson National Monument.
Environmentalists ‘stoked’ by expansion they say will protect blue duck, native kaka bird, bats and giant land snails A national park in New Zealand has been expanded by 64,000 hectares – the largest gain for a national park in the country’s history. Kahurangi national park is situated in the north-west corner of New Zealand’s South Island, and is already the second-largest national park in the country. Continue reading...
Prosecutors want the Statue of Liberty-climbing immigrant rights activist to get at least one month behind bars at her sentencing next week. Therese “Patricia” Okoumou was convicted on three misdemeanor charges in December for the July Fourth incident in which she scaled the national monument — in protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies —...
The new sites created by a sweeping public lands bill have been years in the making – here’s our guide Donald Trump has signed a sweeping new public lands bill that protects 1.3m acres of wilderness and creates monuments to US history that has been overlooked, including the African American experience in the civil war and the fight for civil rights. Years in the crafting, the measure will designate 367 miles of new scenic rivers and 2,600 miles of new national trails. It protects nearly 500,000 acres in California alone, and enlarges both Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks. And it reauthorizes a crucial funding mechanism for land and water conservation that had lapsed. Continue reading...
Presidential authority to designate national monuments would be significantly curbed under legislation introduced today by Utah Rep. Rob Bishop, who is advocating for strict size limitations and other hurdles to the creation of new sites.
[News24Wire] The lion missing from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West has been tracked close to the town of Sutherland.
A paraglider in the Australia Capital Territory almost made a perfect landing — until he was unwittingly attacked by angry natives.Jonathan Bishop was coming into land at Orroral Valley in Namadgi National Park, near Canberra when...
The canyon, which turns 100 this year, sees 6 million annual visitors. An Arizona travel writer reveals how to get off the beaten track The Grand Canyon is already a pretty famous hole in the ground in Arizona. Now, with Grand Canyon national park celebrating its centennial in 2019 , it’s receiving an additional jolt of publicity. Six million people visit each year, and if you happen to be there on a holiday weekend, it feels like you’re stuck behind all of them. Yet here’s the thing – Grand Canyon is big, an immense tear in the earth’s fabric 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. So it’s not hard to find privacy if you know where to look. Here are some tips to get you started. Continue reading...
Park in DRC was shut last year for more than eight months after series of attacks on staff A forest ranger has been killed in Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, weeks after the reserve was re opened to tourists . Virunga, home to critically endangered mountain gorillas as well as hundreds of other rare species, was shut for more than eight months for a review of security after a series of attacks on staff last year. Continue reading...
A park ranger at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo died Thursday after an attack at a ranger post, park officials said.
The capturing of hundreds of bison in Yellowstone National Park began yesterday as part of a continuing effort to manage the herd's population in the park.
The National Legislative Assembly (NLA), which overwhelmingly approved the controversial National Parks Bill yesterday, has again shown that it does not care about public sentiment.
Shocking images show the extent of flooding in Sonora, California on Wednesday and Thursday, when residents of the town near Yosemite National Park fled to higher ground.
Grand Canyon Superintendent Chris Lehnertz's attorney has advised her not to return to work until the National Park Service can guarantee her safety, the lawyer said in an interview with E&E News yesterday.
KANCHANABURI: A Karen man who said he shot a bearcat in a national park on the orders of "Thai officials" who hired him has been sent to prison for 3 years and seven months.
Officials at an Italian national park are warning tourists they could face steep fines if they are caught hiking in flip-flops.
A plan to cap the overwhelming influx of visitors at one national park could come with a hefty price tag, according to an economic analysis commissioned by the National Park Service.
The immigrant rights activist convicted of climbing the Statue of Liberty last summer says she shouldn’t get any jail time. Therese “Patricia” Okoumou, who scaled the national monument in protest of Trump immigration policies, filed papers Tuesday saying she should only be hit with one month of home confinement and community service. Okoumou will be...
More than 318 million people visited the National Park Service sites around the United States in 2018, a nearly four percent decrease from approximately 331 million visits in 2017.
Four Canadian wolves have been relocated to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan as part of an ongoing effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain, officials said yesterday.
Attendance at national parks topped 318 million last year, a decline of roughly 4 percent from 2017, the National Park Service said this morning.
Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is home to unique plants and animals but the hunger for firewood threatens the forest. Can more efficient stoves help people and preserve nature in the densely populated African country?
A bombshell report has claimed WWF works alongside ruthless anti-poaching units accused of killings, machete beatings and arms dealing at national parks across Africa and Asia.
World Wide Fund for Nature launches inquiry into claims that it works with paramilitaries allegedly involved in serious abuses One of the world’s largest charities has launched an investigation into claims that it funds, equips and works with paramilitary forces accused of beating, torturing, sexually assaulting and murdering scores of people in national parks across Africa and Asia. Human rights specialists will lead an independent review of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) conservation charity, following allegations of abuse in six countries, published by BuzzFeed news on Monday. Continue reading...
[Nation] Mother Nature has come to the aid of overwhelmed firefighters after heavy rains on Saturday put out part of the huge fire on Kirinyaga Castle Forest on the southern side of Mt Kenya National Park.
Four Americans and their Kenyan pilot were killed when their helicopter crashed on a remote island in Lake Turkana in a national park in northwest Kenya, police said on Monday.
Grizzlies are emerging from hibernation, and could be attracted to spilled grain from the train.
More than 100 National Park Service units remained open with basic services funded through fee revenues during the 35-day partial government shutdown.
[Nation] At least 80,000 hectares of moorland in Mt Kenya National Park has been destroyed by a raging fire that started on Saturday.
Arizona will install 40 highway signs around the state commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon's designation as a national park.
'House of Tomorrow' sits on Lake Michican, in the Indiana Dunes National Park. It is one of the five 'Century of Progress' homes placed in the area following the 1933-34 Chicago World Fair.
An exploded pipe bomb was found in a garbage can in Banff National Park on Tuesday, according to RCMP.
CHAIYAPHUM: A cyclist ran for his life carrying his bicycle as a wild elephant chased him along a road during his first visit to Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima province.
[Nation] Tsavo National Park can only be reverted to Taita Taveta once parliament enacts a law to degazette it as a national resource, the government says.
[The Conversation Africa] Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey. The survey was conducted between July and October 2018 by conservation group Elephants without Borders, in collaboration with Botswana's Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
The House overwhelmingly passed a massive lands bill that would preserve 2 million acres, create four monuments and expand three national parks.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have asked a judge to revoke bail for the Statue of Liberty-climbing immigration activist after she pulled a similar stunt in Austin, Texas, last week. Therese “Patricia” Okoumou — who scaled the national monument on July 4, forcing tourists to evacuate — was arrested in Texas last Wednesday after she climbed...
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A woman hiking on a closed trail at Yosemite National Park in California died after being hit by falling rocks and ice, park officials said. Xuan Wang, 56, from Cupertino, was walking on Mist Trail — a portion of the park closed for “icy and hazardous conditions,” as is typical this time of year —...