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Discovering Tanzania’s chimpanzees

Scientist Jane Goodall landed in Gombe Stream National Park in 1960 and spent years observing the resident chimpanzees. The park still draws numerous visitors each year.
24 May 2012


The Grand Canyon’s other side

Leave the traffic, crowds and tour buses of the South Rim behind to see Arizona’s natural wonder from the North Rim, an alternative of lush forests and isolated day hikes.
Read more… 09 May 2012


Beyond the Headlines

Birth and spread of the world’s national parks

How an American painter, US senator, a group of scientists and a naturalist started a movement that has never ended.
Read more… 27 April 2012


The ecology of the Everglades

Florida’s subtropical wilderness is home to nine different ecosystems, 15 threatened and endangered animal species and miles of beautiful scenery.
27 April 2012


Colombia’s prison turned paradise

Isla Gorgona, a wildlife-filled national park where humpback whales gather to mate, was once an inescapable jungle prison for Colombia’s most violent criminals.
Read more… 27 April 2012


Tanzania’s Mahale Mountains National Park

This remote national park in western Tanzania is home to forested mountains, white sand coves and crystal-clear waters, and is one of the best places in the world to see chimpanzees.
Read more… 26 April 2012


Where three great Asian rivers meet

China’s Three Parallel Rivers National Park is home to some of the world’s richest biodiversity, with near-sunless gorges, mighty rivers and craggy, snow-capped peaks.
Read more… 25 April 2012


Glacier National Park by train

Relive the golden age of rail travel with a trip to this mountainous national park in Montana, passing through the spectacular scenery of the Old West.
Read more… 24 April 2012


Majestic Yosemite

California’s jaw-droppingly beautiful national park humbles visitors with its magnificent granite peaks, groves of solemn sequoias, ancient rock formations and mighty rivers.
23 April 2012


Europe’s wild network of Pan Parks

Only 12 parks, stretching from Finland to Georgia, meet the strict conservation requirements.
Read more… 23 April 2012


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