Celebrating the US National Park Service Centennial and exploring World Heritage Sites in Conflict Zones

World Footprints will talk to intrepid travelers, explore America’s Natural Parks and endangered World Heritage Sites, and we’ll pay a visit to the Philippines and Northern Florida.

First, the Congo’s Virunga National Park has been ensnared in bloody conflict for years but National Geographic Explorer correspondent, Justin Hall, discusses whether this vast natural resource can uplift the Congo’s fortunes. This park is unique with its active chain of volcanoes and rich diversity of habitats that surpass those of any other African park

Then, hear about what lies “Beyond the Horizon” with author and traveler Christopher Many, who has taken some unconventional means to traveler around the world.

Also, we welcome back television personality and former Travel Channel host, Samantha Brown, who has joined forces with AARP to celebrate the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service.

Finally, Dr. Mechtild Rossler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Center joins World Footprints to discuss the challenges facing World Heritage Sites in war-torn regions.

Additional resources:

National Geographic Explorer

Christopher Many

US National Park Service

UNESCO Programming for World Heritage Sites

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