West Island

considered to consist of the cities of Dorval, Pointe-Claire, Kirkland (Kirkland, Quebec), Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield, Quebec), Baie-D'Urfé (Baie-D'Urfé, Quebec), Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec), the village of Senneville (Senneville, Quebec), and two boroughs of the city of Montreal: Pierrefonds-Roxboro and L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève. Furthermore, given the nature of suburban demographic development in Montréal, off-island

residents are today bilingual if not multi-lingual, (given the cosmopolitan nature of this vast suburban area), anglophones (English-speaking Quebecer) still make up a relative majority of the West Island's population. Given its population, the West Island is of similar same size as Windsor, Kitchener, Longueuil, Saskatoon, Burnaby or Regina. Curiously, as late as the 1960s, the West Island was principally farmland populated by Old World French Canadians, which in turn accounts

for the significant Francophone cultural influence in what was arguably the 'most English' part of Québec. The West Island has a multicultural feel and an at times eclectic design (with modern buildings and classic Québécois country homes side by side), given the history of the area and its complex inter-related development with the City of Montreal. The region boasts large green spaces bordering rivers and lakes, bike trails, nature parks, museums, cross-country ski trails, ecological farms, golf courses


Metropolitan Borough of Solihull

*Kingshurst and Fordbridge *Knowle (Knowle, West Midlands) *Lyndon (Lyndon, West Midlands) *Meriden (Meriden, West Midlands) *Olton *Shirley (Shirley, West Midlands) East *Shirley South *Shirley West *Silhill *Smith's Wood *St Alphege Coat of arms The constituent parts of the borough's coat of arms are: *Battlements, sickles and an oak tree with golden acorns, which represent the rural and agricultural nature of the Forest of Arden. *The Black Griffin is taken from

and the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull. Within the original project, and now surrounding the country park, are several local nature reserves. These include Yorks Wood which was declared a local nature reserve by Solihull MBC in the 1990s after purchasing it in the 1980s. The Norman Chamberlain Playing Fields in Shard End were declared a local nature reserve in 2004 as part of a series of designations across the city by the city council. The local nature reserve covers an area of 90 hectares ref>

; and is the largest local nature


Enontekiö

on a small scale. Due to the sparse vegetation, forestry plays only a minor role. Tourism is a major branch of business in Enontekiö, even if there are fewer visitors than in those municipalities of Lapland which have big skiing centres. Enontekiö mostly attracts nature tourists, who travel to Lapland for hiking, fishing, canooing, skiing or snowmobiling, as well as automobile tourists, such as those on their way to the North Cape (North Cape, Norway). Annually, more than 100,000 overnight

of local history, which opened in 1991, were moved to Hetta from different villages in the municipality. They are a farmhouse from Raattama from the end of the 19th century, a living room from Ylikyrö from the 1920s, a storehouse also from Ylikyrö from the 18th century, a sauna from Muotkajärvi built in 1937, and a cattle shed from Kaukonen in the neighbouring municipality of Kittilä. The nature and culture centre of Fjell-Lapland is maintained by the Finnish Forest Office (''Metsähallitus

'') and is located in Hetta, too. With its exhibitions, it shows the nature of northern Lapland and the culture of the reindeer-Sami. In Järämä, approximately 20 km north of Karesuvanto, a part of the Sturmbock emplacement from the Lapland War was restored. Since 1997, there is an annexed museum, dealing with the history of the Lapland War in Enontekiö. Regular events Since 1971, a Sami cultural event, the Mary's Days of Hetta (''Hetan Marianpäivät''), is held at the beginning of March


Baikonur

a new habitation module developed by the European Space Agency. A novel, rocket-based precision landing system may also be implemented. Missions could be launched from Baikonur or Guiana Space Centre. Advanced Crew Transportation System, ACTS<

with the start of a week of protests against the government, who have put Tsvangirai on trial for treason. He is due to appear in court later today. *Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.nature 2947018.stm *The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announces sweeping changes to the concentration of media

by helicopter, and then flew to Zvezdny Gorodok (Star City), Moscow Region. ap.google.com, American, Russians return from space station en.rian.ru russia, Soyuz capsule


Chinese Academy of Sciences

enterprises in eleven industries including eight companies listed on stock exchanges. Being granted a Fellowship of the Academy represents the highest level of national honor for Chinese scientists. The CAS membership system includes '''Academicians''' (院士), '''Emeritus Academician''' (荣誉院士) and '''Foreign Academicians''' (外籍院士). * Current President: Bai Chunli Research Reputation and Ranking Based on the number of papers published in ''Nature'' and or Nature monthly research journals

, the Chinese Academy of Science ranks 6th in the world by ''Nature (Nature (journal)) Publishing Index'' (2013), by Nature Publishing Group. List of presidents # Guo Moruo (郭沫若): 1949–1978 # Fang Yi (方毅): 1979–1981 # Lu Jiaxi (卢嘉锡): 1981–1987 # Zhou Guangzhao (周光召): 1987–1997 # Lu Yongxiang (Lu Yongxiang (engineer)) (路甬祥): 1997–2011 # Bai Chunli (白春礼): 2011

''Daqing Evening News''. Despite the impression given by the faked photo, the antelope are getting used to the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, according to a letter to ''Nature (Nature (journal))'' on April 17, 2008, from


Savonlinna

as an Orthodox church in 1846, transformed into a Lutheran church in 1938, today a popular place for weddings. *

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Hotel Pietari Kylliäinen url http: www.pietarikylliainen.fi email address Olavinkatu 15 lat 61.8669 long 28.8960 directions phone tollfree fax price checkin checkout content City hotel located close to both service and nature. * *


Monteverde

in the mid-1990s to 250,000 in recent years, much of the economy is becoming increasingly dependent on tourism. An increase in hotels, taxis, guides, and other tourist-geared services have appeared since the early 1990s. Two bilingual schools have been founded to provide the English essential for catering to Monteverde's many visitors. Places of interest Nature File:DirkvdM canopy walk.jpg thumb One of the many eco-tourism oriented suspension

url http: www.costaricapages.com blog costa-rica-news seven-wonders-of-costa-rica 182 work pages accessdate 2007-09-07 language Of Monteverde's total 250,000 annual tourists, around 70,000 tourists visit the reserve. The bulk of Monteverde's rain forest and cloud forest can be found in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a private nature reserve created in 1972 by scientist George Powell and Quaker Wilford Guindon. The area around the park entrance

: www.ugacostarica.com UGA Costa Rica is responsible for various conservation and sustainability initiatives in the San Luis Valley, namely its UGA-sponsored Carbon Offset Program and its reforestation efforts throughout the Pájaro Campana Biological Corridor. Other sights In terms of nature-related attractions, Monteverde boasts a modest array of businesses


Rurrenabaque

. Tour prices usually don't include park entrance (Bs80) and a fee to stay in a community (Bs50). For a perfect combination of culture and nature stay in one of the community based Eco-Lodges, such as '''Berraco del Madidi''' (Quechua-Tacanas), '''San Miguel del Bala''' (Tacanas), Chalalán (Quechua-Tacanas) or Mapajo (Tsiman-Mosetén). '''La Magdalena Ecolodge'''`is another option to take contact with nature in a private ranch with a comfortable hostal in the middle of jungle, see

: butterflymadidi.com. '''Tucan Ecolodge''' is another option to take contact with nature in a tours in the Tuichi Rivers. If you're interested in seeing conservation work first hand, check out Serere Sanctuary, a private reserve operated by '''Madidi Travel'''. The team behind it was instrumental in establishing Madidi National Park in the 1990s. They’re now using Serere as a strategic point for establishing legally protected zones to the north to save the rainforest from the same fate faced by Madidi 20 years

22110749 (La Paz). high quality, good service. *'''Flecha tours''', Avaroa y Santa Cruz. Phone: (00591)3892-2723(office) 73509024 (Rurrenabaque) Cheap, but they don't seem to respect the nature or animals. Their guides touch and feed the wild animals and let visitors do the same. *'''Jaguar Tours''' Avaroa street. Phone: 71122080, The new option for the people that like exclusive trips, amazing lodge with private cabin, the best service and comfort (hot shower


North West Leicestershire

Leicestershire District, and Hinckley and Bosworth District. It includes a National Nature Reserve (National Nature Reserves in England) (NNR), 19 SSSIs (Some subdivided in the list of sites below), 4 GCR (Geological Conservation Review) sites of International geological importance plus a further 6 GCR (Geological Conservation Review) sites, 13 Regionally Important Geological Sites (RIGS), 5 Local Nature Reserves (LNRs), 7 Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust (LRWT

) nature reserves, and 1 Woodland Trust woodland. 17 sites have open access to the public. Footpaths and bridleways give views and limited access to the other sites listed, and to the rest of the Charnwood Forest landscape. Over half of Charnwood Forest is included within the National Forest. It is also crossed by two waymarked long distance walking routes – the Leicestershire Round and the Ivanhoe Way. http: www.leics.gov.uk index environment countryside walking


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