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ORV users at Cape Lookout NS will be required to earn an educational certificate before getting permit

The National Park Service this year will initiate an Off-Road Vehicle Educational Certificate program for ORV users who visit Cape Lookout National Seashore. The free ORV Educational Certificate identifies the top resource protection and safety measures that the park requires all ORV users adhere to while visiting North and South Core Banks.

Study at Klondike Gold Rush NHP to focus on historically important "hooligan" fish

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, in partnership with Skagway Traditional Council and Taiya Watershed Council, will begin a project to study eulachon fish in the Taiya River. Eulachon, or hooligan, have been important to area residents for generations. Oil rendered from the eulachon has long been used as an important medicine, food, and trade item.

Park named in honor of FDR not fully accessible to disabled, lawsuit claims

A New York park honoring President Franklin D.

Legislation would add historic blockhouse to Fort Scott NHS

This week, Kansas Second District Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins introduced a bill to authorize the transfer of the Fort Scott, Kan., Civil War era blockhouse known as Lunette Blair to the National Park Service at the Fort Scott National Historic Site, preserving a treasured historical building.

NP advocates anxious about broad outlines of Trump budget

With his frequent pronouncements about the beauty and value of national parks, and his admiration for how Theodore Roosevelt approached conservation, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the coming weeks will have the opportunity to put actions to his words as details of the president's fiscal 2018 budget proposal materialize.

NPCA: Trump budget proposal would boost USNPS maintenance budget but slash National Heritage Areas, park cleanup funds, land acqusition

WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration’s FY2018 budget proposes serious cuts to the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that, if enacted, would jeopardize the protection, maintenance and operation of national parks across the country.

Chile: Private land donation used as leverage to increase size of country's NPs by 11M acres

WASHINGTON — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and American conservationist Kristine Tompkins on Wednesday pledged to grow Chile’s national park lands by roughly 11 million acres ― an area more than four times the size of Yellowstone National Park. 

Interview: Helping China rethink its PA strategy, ecologist focuses on biodiversity, ecosystem services

U.S. ecologist Gretchen Daily is working with the Chinese government to rethink its network of national parks and protected areas.

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she describes the conservation challenges facing a country where virtually no lands remain undisturbed.

Cyprus: Massive, illegal netting of migrating songbirds must stop, conservation group demands

Cyprus, and the British authorities that still administer parts of the island, must act to end the slaughter of thousands of birds each year, served up as restaurant delicacies, Europe's main bird conservation group said on Thursday.

BirdLife says as many as 2.3 million songbirds were killed last year in Cyprus, a stopover on a key migratory route between Europe and Africa.

Colombia: Newly declared Cacica Noría Regional PA will safeguard 13,000 acres of cloud forest

The cloud forest ecoregion of the Colombian Andes is arguably the most biodiverse in the world. A moist climate, varying altitudes, and high rates of endemism create idyllic conditions for life. However, cloud forests are also under siege from numerous human-related threats such as climate change, mining, commercial logging, and subsistence hunting.

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