Parkwire, The GWS Daily Digest of Global Protected Area News

Poaching of gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos for bushmeat now at crisis levels in Central Africa

The word came in that a small chimp was for sale up the road near Aketi, a town in remote, northernmost Democratic Republic of the Congo. The seller: a policeman who had taken the baby from SIFORCO, a massive logging concession some 60 miles away.

Laura Darby, an American primate researcher working in the area, went to investigate.

South Africa: Wildlife managers search for 4 male lions that escaped Kruger NP

CAPE TOWN, July 10 (Xinhua) -- South African authorities on Monday issued a public warning following the escape of four lions from a national park, the second lion escape from the same park in two months.

Residents should be extra vigilant and report any sightings of these dangerous predators to the authorities, the South African National Parks (SANParks) said.

England: Lake District NP named WH site

The Lake District national park has been listed as a world heritage site, joining the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon in being given one of the highest accolades on the planet.

Maine attorney general latest to threaten lawsuit if Trump tries to alter NMons

While Maine Gov. Paul LePage might want Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument abolished, the state's attorney general has a message for the Trump administration: Don't mess with our monument.

In comments submitted to the Interior Department as part of Secretary Ryan Zinke's review of national monuments, Attorney General Janet T. Mills didn't mince words:

Indiana old-growth forest, administered as PA by Purdue University, marks 100th anniversary of research

FARMLAND, Ind. — Martha Davis died in the summer of 1917, leaving a 385-acre farm that included a virgin oak forest to Purdue University.

Statue of Maggie L. Walker, NHS namesake, soon to be unveiled in Richmond


It has been two decades in the making.

Now Richmond is just days way from dedicating its new bronze statue to businesswoman Maggie L. Walker in Downtown.

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Over 100 law professors send annotated letter to DOI arguing that Trump has no authority to eliminate or shrink NMons

As we’ve been covering here on Legal Planet, the Trump Administration is conducting a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years, and has indicated it may seek to eliminate or shrink some of those monuments.  Part of that process is a public comment period.  (You can comment

Tribal views far from monolithic on issue of grizzly bear recovery

Scattered along the eastern shore of northern Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille sit large, craggy basalt rocks that hide beneath their fuzzy lichen coats ancient etchings of bear claws.

This is a remnant of the Kalispel tribe’s birth, which myth says came from the marriage of the lakes, said Ray Entz, director of wildlife and terrestrial resources for the tribe.

Energy developers, enviros have competing visions for Wyoming's unfenced Red Desert

RED DESERT – A few narrow dirt roads snake across the landscape, at times the only sign of humans.

They wind from Oregon Buttes, marking the beginning of the promised country for settlers, to Steamboat Mountain, an ancient buffalo jump where early Shoshone tribes herded bison off the rim to their deaths.

Latest omnibus bill would tackle USNPS maintenance backlog, permanently authorize LWCF and HPF, and much more

When Congress gets back to work, it will have quite a few measures tied to the National Park System to consider.

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