national park


Definition of national park

: an area of special scenic, historical, or scientific importance set aside and maintained by a national government and in the U.S. by an act of Congress

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In fact, many state and national parks and forests require leashes. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About Hiking With Your Dog," 12 Feb. 2019 Because national parks are overseen by the Department of Interior, which is still waiting for funding, they are expected to be open but experience limited operations, for example. Li Zhou, Vox, "Wednesday is day 5 of a partial government shutdown. It could go on for a while.," 26 Dec. 2018 In the world of wildlife trafficking, that often means targeting poachers in national parks, while the wealthy buyers and sellers remain online—and thus virtually untouchable. Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, "Tusks, Horns, and Claws: The Fight to Dismantle the Facebook Animal Parts Bazaar," 5 June 2018 Her projects run the gamut from restoring buildings located in national parks to repainting veterans' headstones in national cemeteries. Wendy L. Wilson,, "Phylicia Rashad And The Women Of Saving Places Are Preserving A Crucial Piece Of Black History," 11 May 2018 Numbers of the South Asian rhinoceros are healthier, yet poachers in Kaziranga national park in north-east India have killed 74 in the past three years alone. The Economist, "Asia’s appetite for endangered species is relentless," 19 Apr. 2018 Many visitors plan their years around their travels to parks, after all, and there was a hope that anyone going to a national park would treat it with respect. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "For National Parks, The End of the Shutdown Means the Hard Part Begins," 28 Jan. 2019 Downriver is a national park that is home to wild elephants, tigers and rhinoceroses. Eric Bellman, WSJ, "Amazon, to Win in Booming Rural India, Reinvents Itself," 31 Dec. 2018 Buschcamps are accommodations deep within the national park that give you a true taste of the African bush. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "Your Ultimate African Safari Guide," 12 Nov. 2018

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of national park

: an area of land that is owned and protected by a national government because of its natural beauty or its importance to history or science

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