The Banff National Park is Canadas oldest National Park and it is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains range in the western part of the Province of Alberta. Due to its picturesque landscape, it is one of the most often visited protected areas in Canada.
With respect to decline in numbers and risk that the whole species become extinct, amphibians probably is the most threatened vertebrate group at present. By this time 34 amphibian species are reported to have become extinct, mainly frogs.
When travelling in Central America, visitorsinteresting in nature should not omit Belize, situated on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Shark Bay Area is located on the Australia’s westernmost extremity. It covers almost 22,000 km2and together with a 1,500 km long coastline, it includes a lot of protected areas.
The Bialowieza Primeval Forest is the last large well preserved fragment of primeval European lowland deciduous forest straddling the border between Poland and Belarus.
The Fourth World Conservation Congress was held in Barcelona 5-14 October 2008 and was organised by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.