Parks & Public Reservations

(SB:481-485)
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SB 481.A4 Parks and Public Reservations. General Works

National Parks Around the World

Summary:
National Parks Around the World is a division of the Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP) WWW site, an information resource "...packed with valuable information of interest to outdoor recreationists and active travelers." The site offers detailed descriptions and highlights of national parks found in six major geographical regions across the globe.
At the top of the site, the user will find links to major site areas of the GORP homepage: (1) attractions; (2) activities; (3) locations; (4) books/media; (5) travel; (6) gear; (7) eclectica; and (8) features. Also provided is a link to over 3000 travel books and maps. The site's main area offers a geographical index with these divisions: (1) Africa; (2) Asia; (3) Australia/New Zealand; (4) Canada; (5) Latin America; and (6) Europe. Users can select a region of interest to view national listings or scroll through the site.
After selecting a region of interest, the user will find an alphabetical list of countries within the region, each noting national parks within the area; a description is provided of each park. Titles of parks are links to viewing a complete information page, featuring: (1) title of park; (2) detailed description of park; (3) full color map of park's location; (4) information on plant and animal life within park; and (5) color photos of park scenes. At the bottom of each park information page are all the GORP site links found at the top of the main page.
At the bottom of the main page are all GORP links found at the top of the site, as well as other GORP site divisions: (1) parks; (2) forests; (3) wilderness areas; (4) wildlife areas; (5) recreation/shore areas; (6) historic sites; and (7) archeology/cultural sites. The site is sponsored by Bill and Diane Greer; Greer Consulting Services, Inc.; Brooklyn, New York.
To Search:
Select region of interest from main page; select title of park to view complete entry.

Protected Areas Information

Summary:
Protected Areas Information the WCMC Protected Areas Program, a division of the WWW site for the World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC). "The aim of the WCMC Protected Areas Programme is to provide access to information on protected area systems, managing and linking information relevant to establishing and maintaining an effective global system of protected areas that is representative of biological diversity."
The site's main page offers a search field of country names and two search focal documents: (1) 1992 Protected Areas list; and (2) 1993 UN List of National Parks and Protected Areas. Users should select a country of interest and one of the focal documents. Those selecting the 1992 Protected Areas list will find a results document, seen by scrolling. Within the text, a top link is given to a full citation, Below this area, information on the following topics is discussed: (1) area; (2) population; (3) economic indicators; (4) policy and legislation (for protected areas); (5) administration and management (for protected areas); (6) systems reviews; (7) contact addresses; (8) references; and (9) an annex section, detailing protected area designations. The full citation link displays the citations for the 1992 Protected Areas of the World: A Review of National Systems.
Users who select a nation and the 1993 UN List of National Parks and Protected Areas will find an alphabetical list of parks and areas within the region. Each area is noted with: (1) name; (2) names of designations and type of designation (reserve, station, etc.); (3) location (latitude and longitude); (4) IUCN category for each designation; (5) number of acres within designation; and (6) year of designation.
At the bottom of the site's main page are links to supporting documents: (1) 1996 Global Protected Areas Summary Statistics; (2) Introduction to 1993 UN List of National Parks and Protected Areas; (3) definition of a protected area and IUCN categories; (4) World Heritage Convention; (5) Summary site descriptions for Malaysia; and (6) Reports. Links are also provided to: (1) WCMC Protected Areas Program; (2) e-mail WCMC; and (4) WCMC contact information. The site is sponsored by the WCMC Protected Areas Program, a division of the World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC); Cambridge, UK.
To Search:
Select region of interest and one of the two supporting search documents. Scroll to view search results.
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