Parkwire, The GWS Daily Digest of Global Protected Area News

Comments sought on proposed long-term ecological monitoring stations in Yellowstone NP

Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on building two proposed National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) sites in the park.

USFS, USNPS collaborating on expanded visitor use studies of Flathead Wild & Scenic River

This summer, Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest are expanding visitor use monitoring efforts to better understand use along the Middle Fork and North Fork of the Flathead Wild and Scenic River.

At Fort Monroe NMon, young work crew gets summer's worth of exposure to historic preservation

With the swing of a hammer, Terrance Jernigan began a summerlong journey Monday that will help preserve Fort Monroe National Monument . Jernigan is one of a handful of students working as a member of a National Trust for Historic Preservation HOPE team.

USNPS wants major renovations to Lincoln Memorial ahead of its centennial in 2022, including access to "undercroft" beneath it

Ahead of the planned centennial dedication of the 95-year-old Lincoln Memorial, the National Park Service (NPS) is planning major upgrades to the memorial with hopes to create educational exhibits and access to the structure’s underbelly.

Madagascar: Calling into question estimates of huge drops in ring-tailed lemur population, new paper sets off furious debate

Conservationists are struggling to determine the status of Madagascar’s most iconic primate. A series of recent studies warning of sharp ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) declines stirred up a scientific debate over just how close to extinction the species really is.

Religious, indigenous leaders proclaim common cause in protecting world's rainforests

Religious and indigenous leaders appealed on Monday for better protection of tropical forests from the Amazon to the Congo basin, with a Vatican bishop likening current losses to a collective suicide by humanity.

Lodge at Everglades NP to reopen after USNPS changes concessioner financing

After years of rejection, an atypical approach to funding construction is on track to bring lodging back to the Flamingo area of Everglades National Park, a popular destination that has gone without overnight accommodations beyond a campground since two hurricanes pounded the area in 2005.

Rwanda: Wildlife ecologist killed in Akagera NP by rhino he recently helped translocate

Anti-poaching efforts in Africa are inherently dangerous, especially given the increasing militarization of the poaching gangs that are decimating elephant and rhino numbers across the continent. But recent news out of Rwanda is a grim reminder of another kind of risk anyone working with wildlife is taking, even if their aim is to protect those animals.

Editorial: Downsizing Bears Ears NMon would be another act of disrespect to, betrayal of Native Americans

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke plans to advise President Trump to shrink Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument to a scatter of isolated sites. The secretary’s recommendation, announced last week, is one more act of disrespect and arrogance in a story that began in 1492.

USFWS considering triage formula for ESA that would curb spending on "over-funded failures"

The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could effectively let some plants and animals become extinct so cash-strapped agencies can use more of their funds to save others.

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