A national park is an area of countryside, or occasionally sea or fresh water, protected by the state for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife. Germany boasts 16 national parks.
Germany's national parks range from the Wadden Sea in the north to the Black Forest in the south. Germany also has 14 Biosphere Reserves, as well as 98 nature parks. This is an automatic compilation of DW content pertaining to "national park".
Being among nature is known to be restorative. But while it might seem accessible to everyone, in the US the National Park Service found that — of the more than 300 million visitors a year to their parks — only about 25% weren't white, despite minorities making up 40% of the population. That's what an American woman named Chevron Powell has been working to change. Eilis O'Neill met up with her.
Back in 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall ventured to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to study chimpanzees. Her discoveries were groundbreaking and her approach to fieldwork was revolutionary. Since then, Goodall has become a tireless advocate for conservation, in addition to being one of the world's best-known primatologists. She now travels the world with her message of hope.