America’s national parks are protecting as many extinct animals as possible. These national parks have been considered America’s Best Idea. These parks constitute a way of preserving what we receive from nature, being extremely responsible for the animals we need to protect. Last year, in America three hundred million guests had visited national parks, this being the highest number ever registered.
- Americans are very proud of their national parks.
- They mix protection with knowledge not only for the advantage of the individual, but also nature’s.
The National Park Service exploited this celebration of a hundred years of activity to implement the campaign called Find Your Park, a form through which the representatives tried to determine people to visit more national parks, historical places, and museums. Another interesting program was launched during this ceremony, called Every Kid in A Park. This one was meant to provide fourth graders and their relatives free trips to national parks for a year. Isn’t this amazing news for those passionate about nature, animals, and plants?
Experts have been wondering what pros and cons the increasing number of guests might bring. Americans are very used to ecotourism, an industry which encourages traveling to and through nature. This industry bounds to promote conservation instead of exploitation of the natural resources we benefit from. Some people see ecotourism as a way of hiding the passivity individuals express towards problems regarding conservation.
Ecotourism takes care of protecting and preserving wild species and spaces in their ecosystem, without putting them in a cage and exposing it to people. The government’s agencies, together with National Park Service and the Forest Service of US, started using Visitor Experience Resource Protection, a project that helps to bring an appropriate number of visitors to find a balance between the park’s necessary protection and the visitors’ thirst for knowledge.
This industry helps the blooming economy become more prosperous, stimulates the eagerness to protect the wild life, and provides job opportunities. The activities and projects implemented by NPS offered a job to two hundred thousand people who needed one, bringing a $30 billion implication on the US economy. Walking around a national park can bring a lot of advantages to your health and lifestyle, always improving them.
What would you best prefer: going to the zoo to see animals or walking around a national park and seeing them in their natural habitat?
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