Thursday, November 16, 2017

Protected Places, and Places in Need of Protection

After watching this amazing TED talk on the scientific, aesthetic, and ecological value of the Redwoods, I hope you are curious about other places near and far that have achieved some kind of protected status or are in need of protection. Spend some time with the WHEN and WHERE -- find some places that you can use to further your thinking and read (or view) a bit about them. Think about WHY certain places need protection, and protection from WHAT? Think about HOW places these sensitive or important places should be conserved and managed, and about what kind of human uses should be permitted or even encouraged in these areas. What are the threats to these places? How are these threats handled? What kinds of laws or practices have been used to protect these places, or should be used for places that are not yet protected?

Start by finding THREE possible places that would work as case studies. At least one should be protected already in some significant or legal manner, and at least one should be an area that needs better protection.  One of the sites should be local (in British Columbia, better yet in the Central Interior). List them in a blog comment below -- with the briefest of descriptions. As you might guess, you will be choosing one of your three to study further as a case study.

Here is an example of an area that already has special protection, but has ongoing challenges that threaten its unique characteristics:


  1. Jasper National park
    Amazon Rain forest
    Vancouver Island Rain forest


  2. Michael and Jared Three Areas
    1. Nahanni National Park Reserve
    Located in the “Dehcho Region” of the Northwest Territories, Canada, approximately 500 km west of Yellowknife, protects a portion of the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region. The centerpiece of the park is the South Nahanni River.

    2. Yoho National Park
    Yoho National Park is in the Rocky Mountains, in eastern British Columbia. This park has among the world's richest deposits of rare fossils.

    3. Jim Corbett National Park
    Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment.

  3. • Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
    • Banff National park
    • The temperate rainforest of North America
    kaleb and bryttney

  4. chaerin.ban :')
    + Banff National Park
    + oceans
    + B.C. rain forests

  5. 1.) Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park (British Columbia)
    2.) Dead Sea (bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west)
    3.) Bamiyan Valley (in Bamyan, Afghanistan)
    Megan M.

  6. Jasper National Park, Alberta
    Banana Island Provincial Park, Kamloops
    Flathead River Valley, British Columbia

  7. -Ningunsaw River Ecological reserve
    -Eskers Park
    -Why the Aral sea should have been and should be a park

  8. Gwaii Haanas-located off the coast of Northern British Columbia
    The Coral Triangle-located in the western Pacific Ocean
    Belianske Tatras-a mountain range in North Central Slovakia
    Rebecca K

  9. Nahanni National Park Reserve-located in Northwest Territories
    Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park-located in British Columbia
    Borneo Rainforest-an island shared be Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei

  10. Im actually doing the Coral Triangle cause there wasn't enough info on the 3 I posted already.

  11. Ancient forest- Located in Fraser-Fort George F,BC.
    Amazon rain forest- Covers most of northwestern Brazil and extending into Columbia, Peru, and other south american countries.
    Weewanie Hot Springs Provincial Park- Located in British Columbia.