US state reports first litter of wolf pups in 80 years

Colorado has reported its first litter of gray wolf pups in 80 years, a major milestone in the US state's efforts to reintroduce the iconic species even as it stands imperiled in other parts of the country.

Bushfire impacts finds quarter-million hectares burnt

A Griffith study has mapped the scale and impact the 2019 bushfires had on South-East Queensland bushland, finding that 13% of rainforests and 24% of our national parks in the area were likely burnt.

Indonesian women take on plastic waste brick by brick

Alarmed by the mountains of plastic waste leaching into Indonesia's waters, two best friends are taking on the environmental menace by turning crisp bags and shampoo packets into paving bricks.

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National park

A national park is a reserve of land, usually declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. National parks are protected areas of IUCN category II. The largest national park in the world is the Northeast Greenland National Park, which was established in 1974. According to The World Conservation Union IUCN, there are now 6,555 national parks worldwide (2006 figure).

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