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The Grand Canyon National Park rangers, along with the park’s helicopter and technical rescue team, found the body of a 67-year-old man about 400 feet (122 meters) below the rim.
The park’s 100th anniversary was Feb. 26, but events are scheduled throughout the year.
It’s her official responsibility to spreading the word about the park’s beauty.
On Feb. 26, 1919, Congress passed legislation recognizing the canyon as a national park.
On Feb. 26, northwestern Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is officially 100 years old. Established in 1919, it is managed by the National Park Service. It was the 15th set-aside named as a U.S. national park, Yellowstone being the first in 1872.
The Grand Canyon marks 100 years as a national park on February 26. Pete McBride made a movie and book about his hike through the entire length of it — some 750 miles — to draw attention to threats to its existence. (There’s no trail.)
Natural wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage site: A visit to the Grand Canyon is a high priority for many tourists in the US. On February 26th, it celebrates its 100th anniversary as a national park.
Whether you want to rest on a beach in the Caribbean, hike the world’s most famous canyon, explore ancient ruins, eat world-famous cuisine or learn more at historically significant sites this year, CNN Travel has the right spot for you.
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Offering rim to rim hiking, mule rides, and whitewater rafting, Grand Canyon National Park is a hugely popular national park destination.
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We’re confident you’ve never explored the Grand Canyon quite like they do at the Zip Line at Grand Canyon West.
A majestic landmark and designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are not enough words to describe the beauty of the Grand Canyon. One of the world’s seven natural wonders, this five-million-year-old canyon boasts an incredible landscape that will make you shudder in awe. Like an outdoor museum for the history of the Earth, this five-million-year-old canyon boasts intense colors and rugged trails that are the perfect backdrop for an outdoor adventure.
There is a myriad of ways to experience the beauty of the Grand Canyon, from hiking excursions to mule trips, desert view drives and whitewater rafting. There’s even a Grand Canyon Skywalk that juts 4,000 feet above the canyon. However, we’re confident you’ve never explored the Grand Canyon quite like they do at the Zip Line at Grand Canyon West, where you’re sure to push your sense of adventure to the limit.
Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire was nominated for Unesco World Heritage status. The observatory, founded in 1945 at the University of Manchester, could be added to the list in 2019.
- Jodrell Bank Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, is the earliest radio astronomy observatory in the world
- It is located in Cheshire and is home to the Grade I listed Lovell Telescope
- Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China are sites that have World Heritage Status
- The UK already has 31 cultural and natural sites on the list
The world’s earliest radio astronomy observatory has been nominated for World Heritage status.
Jodrell Bank Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, has been put forward as the UK’s nomination for designation as a Unesco World Heritage site in 2019, Heritage Minister Michael Ellis said.
The observatory in Cheshire, founded in 1945, is home to the Grade I listed Lovell Telescope and pioneered the exploration of the universe using radio waves.
It has played a central role in transforming human understanding of the universe, and is a site of global importance, Mr Ellis said.
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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA
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The Havasupai Tribe and a coalition of conservation groups praised today’s decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the Department of the Interior’s 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims across 1 million acres of public lands adjacent to Grand Canyon.
The court ruled that the ban, adopted in 2012, complies with the Constitution and federal environmental laws, and that the protected area was not too large, as plaintiff mining companies had argued. The ban protects the aquifers and streams that feed the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon from toxic uranium-mining waste pollution and water depletion.
The Havasupai Tribe, Grand Canyon Trust, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and National Parks Conservation Association intervened in the case in 2013.