Welcome to the U.S. National Park Service’s (NPS) International Program bulletin, a newsletter sharing summaries of notable international activities by the staff of the NPS during July to December 2021.
Over the past two years, the NPS has continued to adapt to the challenging conditions resulting from the global pandemic which constrained traditional methods of international conservation engagement. Like nearly all of our colleagues, we have become adept at any number of videoconferencing platforms and other forms of virtual collaboration. Following are brief notes about the ongoing cooperation between NPS staff and our international counterparts that occurred between July and December of 2021.
For NPS colleagues interested in how to become involved in international cooperation -
• NPS Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Office of International Affairs
• U.S. World Heritage Nomination Updates
• Former NPS Director Shares Best Practices on Park Sustainable Financing with Georgia-Sakartvelo
• DOI & NPS Undertake Greenland Tourism Assessment
• Chinese-American contributions to Yosemite Receive Recognition
• Lithuanian National Parks & NPS Exchange Best Practices
• NPS-Alaska Hosts South African Ranger
• International Dark Sky Association Recognizes More NPS Units
• Managing Graffiti in National Parks
• Gettysburg Foundation Donation Connects Sister Park in Japan
• NPS Underground Railroad Exhibit Connects Canada and the U.S.
• World Heritage Junior Ranger Program—Not Just for Kids!
• Swiss Volunteer Helps Everglades Translate Cold War History