Parkwire, The GWS Daily Digest of Global Protected Area News

Local residents, enviros want to see faster pace to Muir Woods NMon traffic management plan

Some environmentalists and Marin residents living near Muir Woods National Monument are dissatisfied with the way a plan to reduce traffic congestion at Muir Woods and protect endangered salmon in nearby Redwood Creek is being implemented.

Finland declares Hossa NP near Russian border

The first thing that struck me about Hossa was the pure, unadulterated silence. It’s almost as if time stands still here, with nothing so much as a breeze disturbing the pristine, mirror-like lakes and pine-wooded eskers that extend as far as the eye can see.

Cambodia: 150 endangered softshell turtles released into Mekong River

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in collaboration with Cambodia's Fisheries Administration (FiA) and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), released 150 Endangered Asian giant softshell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) hatchlings into their natural habitat along the Mekong River.

Canada: Nova Scotia askes federal government to stop MPA declarations off its shores, at least for awhile

Nova Scotia has asked the federal government to stop setting aside new marine protected areas off Nova Scotia — at least for now.

The province says it's had more than its fair share of offshore set aside and is concerned about the economic impact of a designation, which can restrict activities like fishing or offshore energy development.

Following through on warning, Norway reduces protection aid to Brazil for failing to curb deforestation

Norway told visiting Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday that it would slash its payments to help safeguard the Amazon rainforest in 2017 by more than half to about $35 million because of a rise in forest destruction.

New Mexico GOP congressmember wants to shrink Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks NMon by 90%

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Members of New Mexico's delegation to Capitol Hill are at odds over whether to reduce the size of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument under a review by the administration of President Donald Trump.

Editorial: Boundaries of NMons — and their rationale — have never been more important

Over the years, in visits to national monuments, this question seldom occurred to me.

Photographers worry that strict enforcement of artificial lighting bans in NPs will end popular "light painting" techniques

Buried within the 2016 Superintendent’s Compendium for Grand Tetons National Park & John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway is a small, pesky provision that disallows the use of strobes or other artificial light from dusk til dawn.

"Viewing of wildlife with any type of artificial lighting is in the park and the parkway."

Builders of new museum challenged to fit in with historic architecture at Independence NHP

If there was one obvious criterion guiding the design of the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which opened to the public in April near the eastern edge of Independence National Historical Park, it was that the building had to embody a certain Americanness: It had to look as though it belonged in a group of buildings hugely important to the country’s early history, inc

Tennessee senator presses for behind-schedule review of Great Smoky Mountains NP fire that damaged gateway town

Sen. Lamar Alexander has questioned why he is still waiting on an individual fire review of the Chimney Tops 2 fires that swept through Sevier County last November.

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