National parks represent our country’s last stronghold of wilderness. But the large majority of parks are suffering, too.
Ninety-five percent of parks assessed in a recent study have lost key species that once helped define them. Meanwhile, 91 percent of parks that protect cultural or historical resources were in fair or poor condition.
- Of 61 parks evaluated for their natural resources, more than 80 percent were rated either “poor” or “fair.”
- Only three made the “excellent” grade: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana, and Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and Denali National Park and Preserve.
Full story at Discovery News.