Western Brook Pond - Gros Morne National Park - World Heritage Site

Gros Morne National Park

Country: Canada | Type: Natural | Theme: Geology, Glacier  Introduction to Gros Morne National Park Gros Morne National Park is located on the west coast of Newfoundland, an island on the eastern coast of Canada.  A variety of beautiful natural landforms can be found within the park, including an alpine plateau, fjords, cliffs, waterfalls, lakes, and glacial valleys.  A large portion of these …

Gros Morne National Park Read More »

A herd of elephants - Mount Kilimanjaro is seen in the background

Kilimanjaro National Park

Country: Tanzania | Type: Natural | Theme: Mountain, Natural Landscape Introduction to Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 meters, is the highest point in the African continent and largest freestanding volcanic mass in the entire world.  On a clear day, it can be seen from over 100 miles away.  That National Park surrounding the mountain covers approximately 75,575 ha.  The mountain …

Kilimanjaro National Park Read More »

Komodo National Park

Country: Indonesia | Type: Natural | Theme: Wildlife Introduction to Komodo National Park The Komodo National Park lies 200 nautical miles to the east of Bali in Indonesia. It is between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the Lesser Sunda Islands. This is a unique biosphere which was created from a huge volcanic uplift. It is the only area where the …

Komodo National Park Read More »

World Heritage Sites in Russia - Lena Pillars Nature Park

Lena Pillars Nature Park

Country: Russia | Type: Natural | Theme: Geology Introduction to Lena Pillars Nature Park About 140-200 kms southwest of the city of Yakutsk stand hundreds of prominent prehistoric rock columns called the Lena Pillars. These magnificent limestone outcrops, which are part of the Lena Pillars (Lenskie Stolby) Nature Park, tower over 150-300 meters high and occupy about an 80-kilometre stretch along the right …

Lena Pillars Nature Park Read More »

Carlsbad Caverns National Park- USA

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Country: United States | Type: Natural | Theme: Caves, Geology Introduction to Carlsbad Caverns National Park The Carlsbad Caverns National Park, located in New Mexico, is made up of over 100 limestone caves.  They are notable because of their size and diversity.  The caves were formed over the course of many centuries as sulfuric acid ate away at underground limestone.  Scientists continue to …

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Read More »

mesa verde ruins

Mesa Verde National Park

Country: United States | Type: Natural | Theme: Archaeological  Introduction to Mesa Verde National Park Mesa Verde, located in southwestern Colorado, is an ancient archeological and historic sight.  For nearly 700 years beginning in A.D. 600, the ancient Pueblo people made their homes in Mesa Verde.  Mesa Verde is a plateau reaching an altitude of about 8,500 feet.  Its name in Spanish …

Mesa Verde National Park Read More »

areal view of volcanoes national park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Country: United States | Type: Natural | Theme: Volcanic Introduction to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two of the most active volcanoes in the world: Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on earth, while Kilauea is the most active. The landscape here is dynamic, constantly changing because of volcanic eruptions. The park offers …

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Read More »

purnululu national park-Australia

Purnululu National Park

Country: Australia | Type: Natural | Theme: Caves, Geology, Natural Landscape  Introduction to Purnululu National Park Purnululu National Park is in the Australian state of Western Australia, and is about 240,000 hectares in size. The park includes the Bungle Bungle Mountain Range made up of quartz sandstone from the Age of Devon that has eroded over millions of years into a group of cones …

Purnululu National Park Read More »

Khao Yai National Park Thailand

Khao Yai National Park Country: Thailand | Type: Natural | Theme: Forest, Natural Landscape, Wildlife  Introduction to Khao Yai National Park Khao Yai was Thailand’s first National Park and remains it’s most popular. This internationally important tropical forest in northeast Thailand is home to hundreds of fauna, birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians, some of which are classed as vulnerable or endangered species. The National Park covers …

Khao Yai National Park Thailand Read More »

Five flower lake - Jiuzhaigou National Park

Jiuzhaigou National Park Valley Scenic Area

Country: China | Type: Natural | Theme: Forest, Natural Landscape Introduction to Jiuzhaigou National Park Valley Scenic Area The Jiuzhaigou National Park is also known as the Valley of Nine Villages. It is an important nature reserve in the southwestern Sichuan province of China. Of note are it’s numerous multi-tiered waterfalls and beautiful lakes. The area bears significance for local Tibetans who view …

Jiuzhaigou National Park Valley Scenic Area Read More »