Antarctica The Land Of The Broken Dreams

Antarctica Whale

Antarctica, without a global vision no future remain! The obstructionism of 3 of the 25 member countries of the commission prevented the birth of the biggest marine protected area of the world. This is a bad moment for the movements that are fighting for the creation of a marine sanctuary in Antarctica. The project is very important because is a … Read more

India One Of The Biggest Wildlife Paradise

India One Of Biggest Wildlife Paradise India The Wildlife Paradise. Country: India Official Language: Hindi and English Area: 3,287,263 sq Km Population : 1.3 Bl Capital city: New Delhi Largest city: Mumbai Environment In India, there are 4 important ecozones. The Himalaya, the Indo-Gangetic plains,  the Deccan Plateau, and the Ghats. In India are presents the 7.6% of world’s mammal, the 12.6 … Read more

Safari Botswana Okavango Delta

Safari Botswana discovering the Okavango Delta.

Safari Botswana

Safari BotswanaBotswana is a South African country. It doesn’t touch the sea, but its geographic position makes it a jewel. It is set on a plateau and 70% of its surface is occupied by the Kalahari desert. The capital city is Gaborone. Despite the desert, there are two areas in Botswana water-filled. Okavango, which forms the most famous Delta homonym. It is the second largest interior delta in the world. And the Limpopo basin located to the southeast.

Botswana

Safari Botswana is a well-known destination and certainly one of the most important in Africa. We can mention Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Kenya. One might think that this country is very poor. And much of the population is poor. Especially relevant it is a country with a very high growth rate one of the highest in Africa. It was one of the first countries to leave the list third world countries. The sources of income are moreover tourism and pastoralism. Most noteworthy the extraction of diamonds. Diamonds make it a master of income.

Safari Botswana Parks

Botswana SafariIn the field of tourism Botswana in our opinion works very well. The hotel offer is excellent and of great quality. A safari in the Okavango Delta gives incomparable emotions. There are many parks but the two most visited is the Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reserve. Both in the Okavango Delta. Especially relevant the Chobe National Park. It has the splendid feature of hosting the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.
Now imagine these large herds of elephants that graze peacefully in the waters of the delta. And you on traditional wooden canoes with guides that you move away from them…
This is an exclusive experience that many guests want to try every year.
Many the enthusiast’s photographies who spend long periods in the Okavango Delta to “hunt” the best shots.

Safari Botswana is very different from safari Kenya or Safari Tanzania.

Safari Botswana and conservation

Botswana has devoted approximately 20% of the territory to protected areas. It is considered to be at the forefront of wildlife management. The government, in fact, allows large hunting. It manages the wildlife in the true sense of the word. In fact, constantly monitors the animals present in the territory.

There is a relation between present animals and available resources. Based on this report they decide to kill through hunting open to everyone. It is enough to pay profoundly and participate.
The results are remarkable because of the entering of large sums of money. And at the same time keeping the population of wildlife under control.
This kind of disputed approach is based on numbers and money. A country like Botswana cannot decide the life or the death of his special animals easily. Can’t forget the killing is, in any case, a deprecable fact.

Here the Botswana official site. In case of visit, you can find the necessary information.

Yellowstone Park oldest world park

Yellowstone Park oldest world park

Yellowstone Park is the oldest world park

Country: United States
State: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Region: Part of Rocky Mountains
Ecosystem: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Area: 8.983 km2
Established: 1978
Visitors / Y: 4,257,156 (year 2016)
Internet site: Yellowstone National Park

Flora

Lodgepole pine represents the 80% of the trees of Yellowstone forest. It is just one of 1700 trees in the Park. The special ecosystem permits the life of an unusual bacterial population. This bacterial are studied for use as help in medicine, because of their characteristics.

Fauna

Yellowstone park symbol is grizzly. Actually, the same level can be considered the gray wolf after the reintroduction in 1990. The value of the population of wolfs, as a result, is a benefit for the whole ecosystem. We talk about that here because it is a long and special argument.
Other animals are the American Bison, coyote, cougar, elk, moose, mule deer, black bear and many other. In Yellowstone present six reptiles like prairie rattlesnake. The birds are counted in 311 species including the national bird, the bald eagle.

Environment

The park is composed of five different regions, Mammoth Country, Canyon Country, Lake Country, Geyser Country, Roosevelt Country. Any region has different characteristics. The Lake Country is the area around the Yellowstone Lake. This region is the more populated by wild animals while the Geyser Country is special for geyser.
Geyser Country is where are the major geyser of Yellowstone and also the Old Faithful. Itis the most famous geyser in the world.
Canyon Country is also famous because the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone which includes the Lower Falls, very nice and highest the double of Niagara Falls.
Mammoth Country is a thermal area and Roosevelt Country is dedicated to the animals, you can watch herds of elk and bison.
The park main road is around 200 kilometers, but there are many paths, and you can discover the park by walking.

Climate

The climate of the park is variable because of there many different zones. The park is generally classified humid continental but, for example, the lake region is considered subarctic. The large forestation and the mountain presence make Yellowstone subject to thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. Temperature can arrive at 37 C degree in summer up to more than -50 C degree in the winter cold nights.

Main attractions

Grizzly, wolves, bison, elks, moose. The Yellowstone Lake, the hot springs, the Old Faithful, the Yellowstone Canyon.

The park

Yellowstone is a magical place, is the oldest park of US and is a symbol of nature magnificent. It was declared park in 1872 under Grant presidency with the Act of Dedication.
In 1978 it was declared World Heritage from Unesco.
According to a prof. Jamie Farrell study, under Yellowstone park there is a super volcano. If this volcano will explode will be the worldwide consequence.
This is not the only danger in Yellowstone. The particular conformation of the environment, forest, and grassland making it vulnerable to the fire.

It calculates the grassland fire any 20/25 years and forests any 300 years. Last dramatic event was in 1988 where more than 30% of the forest burnt. The effect is visible even today 30 years after.
What to do in Yellowstone? there are many activities, from the calm watching geysers to the hiking in mountains. One of the best is watching wild animals. Nothing can give you biggest emotion than to watch a grizzly in his natural habitat and maybe few meters from you. The same concept is valid for wolf or moose or if you are super lucky the cougar.
You can have camping experience and spent the night in one or more of the campsites in the park. Is possible even do rafting in the rivers.

In the Yellowstone Lake and Madison River is possible to have a fly or lure fishing, special species of trouts are presents. Last activity we suggest you is maybe the more important. You can visit the reservations around the park and discover also the history and life of Native Americans. We don’t talk here about that because will be the theme of a special article.

Conclusion

Finally, we can say the reasons to visit Yellowstone are a lot. Maybe for the people 40/50/60 years old. There is even another special reason not listed above. In the 1958 William Hanna and Joseph Barbera create the Yogi Bear. They create even a series where Yoghi is the star with his friend Bubu and the Ranger Smith. The environment is the imaginary Jellystone park, directly inspired by Yellowstone Park. The adventures of Yogi takes inspiration from the classical and actually theft of picnic baskets by the bears in the park. So who remembers that cartoons, will be happy to see the park and the bears which had to inspire it.

 

Peru adventure from wild land and ancient fascinating Inca culture

Rafting Cusco

Wildland and ancient culture Peru adventure – the country Peru adventure Today we travel to South America to visit a wonderful nation, Peru. We will dedicate more than one post in the future. Let’s start by saying that Peru is a nation that has 4 different ecosystems. And that is the sea, the sierra, the selva and the desert. Peru … Read more

Komodo Dragon and his habitat

Komodo Dragon and his habitat Komodo Dragon Scientific Name: Varanus komodoensis English name: Komodo Dragon Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Family: Varanidae Link to Red List page: Komodo Dragon IUCN Red List Habitat: We like to talk about this park because of his historical evolution. Since when is born has struck us. It seems emblematic of how environmental and … Read more

Wild Russia uncontaminated nature

Wild Russia experience of uncontaminated nature

Russia Flag

Country

Russia Federation

Region/State

Russia

Official Language

Russian

Area

17.075.200 km2

Population

144.463.451

Density

8.4/km2

Capital city

Moscow

Largest city

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St Basil CathedralClimate

The climate of Russia is variable, with his incredible extension can’t be different. The climate can be divided in four zones, first is the polar climate and it cover the northeast strip along the north coast and the far east. Second is sub-arctic climate, is characterized by taiga and it cover mostly of wild Russia and the north of European Russia. The third is the humid continental climate that cover all the remain territory. Fourth the typical climate of coast of Black Sea. So you can pass from the regular -50 of arctic region to the 20 ( but even much more) of continental region

Economy

With the huge natural resources have, Russia have an economy very developed. Natural resource are petroleum, natural gas, metals and wood, they value the 80% of Russian export. Agriculture is another important sector, a good vision of the Govern has permitted the growing quick of the agriculture and became from great importer of wheat to be the firsth exporter. Other sectors are industry, defense, cars, transportation. The tourism is in great expansion, Moscow and St. Petersburgh are the two first visited places from the classic cultural tourism. The natural tourism is actually concentrate in the Lake Baikal that is the ancientest and deep lake of the world in a land with mountains of taiga covered. Anyway the wildlife tourism is growing, the new media and advertisement help tourists to discover even other parts very very nice. I want to remember the North Russia and specially the Siberia are composed by immense expanses of taiga, is ascertained that there ase many places in Siberia where never man has been.

Safety:

Is necessary to stay far from the regions where there are conflicts, specially the separatist republics, so we invite you to consult the dedicated office in your country when you plan the travel. Other places are not different from a common European Capital city. About the remote and wild Russia regions is necessary to adopt all the necessary precaution, included the satellite phone, and remember specially the arctic region is very cold and the electronic apparels have a big problem with the batteries.

religion

Christian included catholic are the 62% of population, while the agnostic atheist and without religion are the 32%, the remaining percentage is very fragmented other ideas.

Wild Russia Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger CC0 licence

Wild Russia

Is necessary to say some numbers before to talk about the Russian wildlife because sometime is not enough to say Russia is huge, the north row that arrive to the far east across 12 time zone!! half world circumference at that latitude, yes is huge and now you understand how much.
Beyond the north row their is the territory of Siberia up to the far east, so if in the north raw is tundra the remaining is taiga. Taiga is the biggest forest of the world, some numbers: taiga is covering 5,000,000 square kilometers and is the 23% of the world’s forests!!
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Animals of tundra and taiga are many, and someone are very special, so very special that they risk extinction, one is the amur leopard, 30 specimens only remain, and Caspian tiger there has 500 only.
Another special animal is the reindeer, I know you are asking why, again we leave the numbers to explain, the population of reindeer is estimated in 5.000.000, it is a very big number.
Other animals of wild Russia we list now, and this list even if is not very long, will explain why the  Russia’s wildlife  is so special: reindeer, Lemmings, Arctic

Amur Leopard Wild Russia
Amur Leopard CC0 licence

fox, seals, walruses , polar bears, whales, squirrels, chipmunks, voles polecats, brown bear, lynx, wolves, foxes, wolverines, sable, Elk, wild boar, saiga, mountain goat, wild goat, mouflon , chamois, Persian leopard, bison, vulture, griffon vulture, imperial eagle, peregrine falcon, goshawk, snow cock, salmon, sea eagles, Siberian tiger, Caspian tiger, Amur leopard, Asian black bears.
About wildlife we told, now is time for wild land, there is no doubt, Russia is wild land, if in the large continental and south part is nott too cold, in the north raw ans Siberia the climate is severe, is so severe which there is even the “Pole of Cold”. The “Pole of Cold” is the in Yacutia region and is composed by 2 villages that are Verkhoyansk and another village that we dedicated a nice post, Oymyakon . The numbers are impressive again , in Verkhoyansk on January 15, 1885, a temperature of −67.8 °C was recorded, then in Oymyakon weather station on 1924, a temperature of −71.2 °C was recorded. There are some discussion about this second measurement because the weather station is located at 750 mt of altitude but the data in absolute terms remain incredible.
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Alaska the land of bears and ices

Alaska the land of bears and ices

Alaska flag

Country

United States Of America

Region/State

Alaska

Official Language

English 86% native and other languages 14%

Area

1.717.000 km q

Population

736.000

Density

0.43 ab/kmq

Capital city

Juneau

Largest city

Anchorage

Climate

The Alaska climate is cold, everywhere you go is cold, just near the south coast is a little bit better, but normaly in January a range between -15 and -40 degree.

Economy

Economy of Alaska include natural gas and crude petroleum , fishing and tourism. Other resource are the gold and coal.

Safety

There is not important safety recommendation, just remember to be prudent, you are in another country and another culture, so you need to respect that culture.
most important event in Alaska is definitively the Idita Road, the more famous sled dog competition. It start in Anchorage and ending in Nome village after 1.600 kilometers, here the story of Idita Road

Religion

Christian included catholic are the 62% of population, while the agnostic atheist and without religion are the 32%, the remaining percentage is very fragmented other ideas.

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Lifestyle

A part of Alaska is beyond the Arctic Circle, this meaning that climate in that regions is very strong, -40 degrees is normal and in remote places can arrive over -50. If you decide to visit Alaska in the winter, from October to march but sometime even May, is better you considerate to ask the best suggestions from locals, because if you will go in the south coast will be very different than to go in the Arctic and different must to be the equipment necessary. Can be very danger to approach -50 degrees without the correct equipment.
If you are asking why to go in winter if there is this whether condition, is simple, in the winter you can see the best sunsets and specially the northern lights are amazing, the coldest and clear nights will give you the best opportunity for to observe the northern lights.
Alaskan people need to fight every winter against the Cabin Fever, the winter is cold, dark and solitary, if you will be passive is probably you will be affect by Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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If you plan to stay long term in the region in winter, is better you provide to study some activities, that will keep you occupied and the mind will remain stable.
Specially in rural and remote places, the inhabits love to drink alcoholic, and they drink a lot, the drinking joined to the severe winter conditions create the condition for mental problems, is not a small issue, the number of suicide is too high and so the Govern was been constrict to forbidden alcohol in some villages.
Better will be if you join to locals in the winter activities like the ice skating or whether sledding.
If you think to rent a car is better to take a good lesson how to maintain a car in Alaskan winter, or you will rent a block of ice.
If you rent a house check if there is the correct warming system, if is not enough warm you will have many issues.
A not exhaustive list of land and marine mammals.
Brown bear, lynx, gray wolf, arctic fox, elk, reindeer, musk ox, Black bear, moose, polar bear, Kodiak bear, bison, Coyote and wolverine. ringed seal, harbor porpoise, ribbon seal, harbor seal, north pacific right whale, bowhead whale, blue whale, fin whale, elephant seal, northern fur seal, gray whale, sperm whale, humpback whale, beluga whale, killer whale and many more, watch the complete list of  Alaska fauna here in the official Alaska Site.[wp_bannerize group=”inarticle”]

Father Frost arrived in Oymyakon the coldest village in the earth

Father Frost arrived in Oymyakon the coldest village in the earth.

Father FrostEven this year Father Frost arrived in Oymyakon ( Russia )for the joy of the children who were able to visit his ice cave. Then Father Frost lit the Christmas tree as usual.

Oymyakon is a lost village in the east of the Yakutia region. This place is very special, is one of the coldest places in the earth where normally in January the temperature is -50 degrees with a record registered of -67.7 in the 1933.

Father Frost is a traditional equivalent of Father Christmas but they are different, Fater Frost at the beginning was a wizard and is like a mythological figure and he have the power of to froze the people. His residence is considerate in Veliky Ustyug,[wp_bannerize group=”inarticle”]

Famous is a fable where is possible recognize is frost powerful:

Once there was a woman who had both a daughter of her own, whom she loved, and a step-daughter, whom she hated. One day, the woman ordered her husband to take her stepdaughter out into the winter fields and leave her there to die, and he obeys. Morozko finds her there; she is polite and kind to him, so he gives her a chest full of beautiful things and fine garments. After a while, her stepmother sends her father to bring back the girl’s body to be buried, which he also obeys. After a while, the family dog says that the girl is coming back, and that she is beautiful and happy.

When the stepmother sees what her stepdaughter has brought back, she orders her husband to take her own daughter out into the fields. Unlike before, this child is rude to Morozko, and he freezes her to death. When her husband goes out to bring her back, the dog says that she will be buried. When the father brings back the body, the old woman weeps.

The day when children find the presents is New Year day

Sand Creek massacre – an American blot

Sand Creek massacre 29 November 1865 the American’s shame, in Colorado a group of 675 mans in force of cavalry, attack and destroy the Cheyenne and Arapaho village, about 70 to 165 people were killed an at least two thirds were woman and children ( source Wikipedia ) , this is Sand Creek Massacre. The Sand Creek Massacre was something … Read more