Traveling to nature reserves, a surefire way to be at one with nature and breathe fresh air that is free from pollution. Those who like adventure will prefer to spend their vacation time on euphoric environmental reserve sites in tourist attractions that are crowded with tourists. Therefore, this new list of nature reserves can enrich your vacation choices. Many nature reserves have recently been established in the world. Some of them are traveler’s heart data with stunning natural scenery. It could be that in the next few years this new nature reserve will be parallel to the old conservation areas.
1. Pinnacles National Park, United States
Newly opened two years ago to be precise in January 2013, the Pinnacles National Park has a good prospect of attracting tourists. The highlight of this 51-square-kilometer area in the United States is a unique rock formation formed by tens of millions of years of erosion.
Pinnacles National Park, United States who like adventure can do trekking through the Pinnacles National Park area and see more than 400 species of bees in a field of wild flowers. Another interesting place that can be explored while there is a cave filled with 13 species of bats. Camping is an interesting and challenging alternative to enjoy the entire national park.
2. Patagonian Garden, Chili
Long before today, Patagonian Park was a closed park that could not be visited by tourists. But now the management decided to open the park in Southern Chile to the public with the status of a private park. This park has long been groomed to become the new and largest National Park of the 21st century.
Patagonia Park, Chile It is so well preserved, this 2,670 square kilometer park has earned the nickname “Yellowstone of Latin America” by conservationists. This cannot be separated from the consistency of managers in carrying out conservation activities, restoration to ecotourism activities. Later, with the Safari Park in Patagonia, a traveler can meet some rare animals such as pumas, condors and huemul deer.
3. Pacific Islands Oceanic National Monument, United States
It is not only nature reserves on the mainland that are starting to be reproduced. The United States during President Barack Obama’s administration at the end of 2014 also inaugurated an underwater sanctuary called the Pacific Islands Marine National Monument. This nature reserve is located in the Pacific region which is famous for its rich underwater world.
Pacific Islands Marine National Monument, United States of America Yes, even though it is located in the Pacific Islands which is actually a remote area, in fact the marine park there is one of the largest in the world. In the sea there are many marine life with various variations of beautiful coral reefs and there are also rows of underwater volcanoes. The Pacific Islands Marine National Monument is projected to become one of the paradises for the world’s top divers.
4. Sable Island Nature Reserve, Canada
Canada is listed as one of the countries that opens up the most new conservation areas. In 2013, this country has opened no less than 43 new national parks, one of which is the Sable Island Nature Reserve or also known as the Crescent Moon Island considering the shape of this island which resembles a crescent moon.
Sable Island Nature Reserve, Canada This island is included in an uninhabited island and only 6 people live there as employees of the meteorological station. However, Sable Island is home to 500 wild horses and 50,000 gray seals. This Canadian island is also known to have a dive spot called The Graveyard of the Atlantic which refers to the many colonial era wrecks found in its waters.
5. Wakhan National Park, Afghanistan
The next National Park is in a conflict-prone Middle East country, Afghanistan. As domestic political conditions began to recover after the war, the country opened a new national park called Wakhan National Park. A traveler can meet him between the Pamir Mountains and Hindu Kush.
Wakhan National Park, Afghanistan Wakhan National Park was only inaugurated by the local government thanks to cooperation with environmental conservation organizations from New York in April 2014. In general, this area consists of green hills with lush trees. One of its functions is to ensure the survival of endangered animal species such as snow leopards and protect the traditional lifestyle of the Wakhi and Kyrgyz communities.
6. Pitcairn Island Marine Park, England
As if they do not want to be outdone by America, which in 2014 opened a new marine park called the Pacific Islands Marine National Monument, last March the British government also opened a similar marine park which is predicted to match the American marine park.
Pitcairn Island Marine Park, England Is Pitcairn Island Marine Park which is also in the Pacific zone with an area of about 834 thousand square meters. This also means the area of this marine park is equivalent to twice the size of the British archipelago itself. Apart from boosting the tourism sector, the inauguration of this marine park also aims to protect the island’s marine resources from illegal fishing.
7. Kimberley National Park, Australia
Previously, Kimberley in Australia was a mining area managed by two leading companies. However, starting in March 2015, the mining company gave up their land ownership which would then be converted into a National Park.
Kimberley National Park, Australia This plan will be realized soon, which will then form a new National Park which has an area of up to two million hectares. This conservation area will include Prince Regent Nature Reserve, to Mitchell River National Park, and Lawley River National Park. The three areas will merge into one in the form of Kimberley National Park and become the largest national park in Australia.
8. Lusaka National Park, Zambia
Even though there are many super top National Parks on the African continent, in fact this number is still growing. This time it was the turn of Zambia to open a new national park called the Lusaka National Park. Uniquely, this area is located only 30 km from the capital city of Lusaka, which means it is very close to the city.
The inauguration of the Lusaka National Park was carried out last May. By occupying an area of 4,976 hectares, this area supports the lives of 22 species of wild animals such as horses, giraffes, impala, and white rhinos. In addition, this nature reserve area is also a water catchment area that ensures the supply of clean water there.