National Park

WASHINGTON (August 26, 2016)—Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev today announced the expansion of the Russian Arctic National Park by 7.4 million hectares (74,000 square kilometers or 28,571 square miles) to include the Franz Josef Land archipelago. This expansion not only creates the largest protected area in Russia, a total of 8.8 million hectares (88,000 square kilometers or 33,976 square miles),……

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Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! Hour 1 – Alex Honnold has made a name for himself…

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Iraq decreed its first official national park last week, after years of planning and bargaining within its governmental council. The new title will help protect the central marshes of Iraq, which are currently threatened by the country’s increasing urbanization and development. One integral part of the legislation’s passing was Nature Iraq, an environmental group whose…

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Iraq decreed its first official national park last week, after years of planning and bargaining within its governmental council. The new title will help protect the central marshes of Iraq, which are currently threatened by the country’s increasing urbanization and development. One integral part of the legislation’s passing was Nature Iraq, an environmental group whose…

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