National Parks in the United States

National Parks in the United States

NationalParks in the United States

NationalParks are all the protected areas that have spectacular beauty thatemanates from the wildlife. Visitors enjoy these parks to experiencean opportunity of enjoying their unique qualities. There are a totalof 59 national parks in the U.S that are operated by the NationalParks Service (National Parks Service 1). However, we are missingthe realization of the potential of the true American heritage in thenational parks. Our rich national parks have a limited successbecause they have not been discovered, and some valuable sitesrealized. Therefore, the world does not know of their existence,because they have not been catalogued. The National Park ConservativeAssociation (1) reported that in the museum artifacts, 45% of parkservice collections have not been catalogued.

Ourhistory is crumbling down with historical buildings like theIndependence Hall and San Antonio Mission. The wildlife is gettingstiff competition for their ecological niches from our activitiessuch as mining, agriculture, housing and industrialization(Oberdorfer 19). These sometimes rare species are fighting for theirsurvival and in fact, their extinction. It is, therefore, a role inevery one of us to create awareness to these impending realities.

Nationalparks not only create a sense of heritage to us, but also attractvisitors from around the globe to come and learn and enjoy thespectacular species that we have been endowed with. This earns theUnited States good revenue from local and international tourists(Edgell and Swanson 7). Other than that, national parks will offerfuture generations opportunities to learn about the American story.

Scientistshave confirmed that the climate will continue to change. As a resultof this, species will be forced out of their habitats and may be lostforever (National Geographic 1). To help allay these negativeeffects, it is important to be socially responsible for promoting andpreserving our National Parks that are in dire need of attention.

WorksCited

Edgell,David and Swanson, Jason. TourismPolicyand Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. NewYork: Routledge, 2013

NationalGeographic. “Issuesfacing National Parks in the U.S”. National Geographic Society. National Geographic, 2015. Web. 29September, 2015.&lthttp://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/national-parks-issues/

NationalParks Service,Web. 29 September, 2015. &lthttp://www.nps.gov/index.htm&gt

TheNational Park Conservative Association, Web. 29 September, 2015.&lthttp://www.npca.org&gt

Oberdorfer,Roland. NationalPark Management – A study of US National Parks with particularemphasis on sustainable tourism. NewYork: GRIN Verlag, 2001