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Mon 11/22/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #32324
11/22/10 02:02 PM
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Misc. National Park News:
Beetle kill linked to warmer temperatures
Copper-hued forests now stretch to British Columbia, Alberta
Bark beetles make regular headlines in Colorado, but the copper-hued forests they are creating now stretch from the Centennial State all the way into the heart of the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia and Alberta.

Parks need more minorities
Oprah’s recent camping trip in Yosemite National Park has helped bring to light the fact that people of color remain largely absent from our national parks as both visitors and as National Park Service staff. In Florida, only 4 percent of visitors to Everglades National Park are Hispanic or African American — even though nearby Miami is 54 percent Hispanic and 14 percent African American.

Outside the US/Canadian park System:
'Maneater' fear stalks Corbett after 2 deaths - The Times of India
Two incidents of local women being mauled and partially eaten by a tiger in and around the Corbett National Park have thrown the area into panic and left forest officials fearing that a big cat in India's most famous reserve may have turned maneater.

Kaziranga National Park loses another tiger
The Kaziranga National Park has lost another tiger. The authorities recovered the carcass of an adult tigress in the Agaratoli range of the park on Friday.

Environmentalists condemn plans to build golf course in game park
Environmentalists have criticised President Museveni’s directive to allow a golf course be constructed in Murchison Falls National Park. Mr Frank Muramuzi, the executive director of the National Association of Professional Environmentalists, said the move risked driving the park’s animals out of their natural habitat, hence denting a hole in the country’s tourism sector and its resultant revenues.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
ND nat park visitors centers close for holiday
The visitor centers at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site also will be closed for the holiday.

Re: Mon 11/29/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #32325
11/29/10 12:16 AM
11/29/10 12:16 AM
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Manhattan, New York, New York
James Morrissey Offline OP
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Carpal Tunnel

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Banff National Park News:
Banff National Park worth the 125th anniversary celebration
"Look out as far as you can, past that last mountain range in the haze," says Grant Statham, the avalanche-risk specialist for Banff National Park, as our helicopter does a sharp turn.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Bears active longer than usual this year
Black bear nuisance behavior in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park got off to an early start this spring and has lasted longer than usual, biologists say.

Strong October puts park ahead of last year's pace
Visits to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are ahead of last year, following a strong increase in October.

Lassen Volcanic National Park News:
At Lassen Volcanic National Park, let it snowshoe
On a wintry evening outside Lassen Volcanic National Park in northeast California, I walked alone on a snow-packed trail lit by a round, plump moon.

Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Leopard attacks villagers, forest officials near Ranthambore National Park
A leopard attacked villagers in Tonk district of India's northwestern Rajasthan state on Friday (November 26), injuring eight locals, including forest officials from Ranthambore National Park.

Kenyan rangers gun down elephant poachers
Kenyan wildlife rangers shot dead two poachers suspected of killing two elephants in one of the country's top national parks, a park official said Friday.

New bird species recognised in Australia – Critically endangered
DNA uncovers one of the world's rarest birds
November 2010. A team of Australian researchers involving DNA experts from the University of Adelaide has identified a new, critically endangered species of ground parrot in Western Australia.

Wind Cave National Park News:
Wind Cave bison could build Arapaho herd
Spiders at Wind Cave National Park booby trap the grass, their threads of silk revealed in low-angle sunlight.

Yellowstone National Park News:
Wyo. official supports Yellowstone grizzly hunts
A Wyoming wildlife manager says he supports hunting grizzly bears now that the population in the Yellowstone National Park area has reached the highest level in decades.

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