The Importance Of National Parks

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Conclusively, National parks protect the best of our natural heritage: extraordinary wildlife, stunning landscapes and majestic forests combined with other protected areas they form the backbone of various economies, tourism as well the social wellbeing of people. Although the sole purpose of national parks is the protection of biodiversity Sequoia national park plays a role that exceeds that. It’s a sanctuary that defines culture and religion. Its protection is a unique treasure for the generations to come (Ruth, 2013).
According to JL Vankat the forest fires was started by early inhabitants who started the fire to aid them gather food. Lighting also caused these fires. Some shepherds also started these fires as they intended to expand the area to feed and keep their flocks

It is estimated the park attracts tourist from all over the world averaging at 1.5 million especially during the summer, trail of the giants is a popular journey , it is a kind of hiking adventure , it leads to areas where the largest and oldest trees most of these tress are 500-1500 years. The biggest tree in this forest and in the world is called the general Sherman tree (Swetsman, 1998).
The forest consist a number of roads intertwined all over the park. 1500 miles are managed by the authorities while 1000 miles are left, there are 800 mile other roads used specifically by horse rider’s plain hikers The park is rich with a wide variety of animal species including 200 species of birds, 75 species of mammals, 26 species of reptiles and 5 natural species of fish. The type of animals found in the park includes beavers, snakes, frogs, bears, dears, coyotes etc. (Swetsman, 1998).

Important History
President Benjamin Harrison on September 25th 1890, signed legislations which established the America’s second national park. It was established so as to preserve the giant sequoia trees from logging. Sequoia was the first national park which was created to protect the living organisms. A Picture of a section of the park

The forest is named after a large tree called sequoia. According to Joanne Thomas, an article written about the park, the name was given by a German botanist to honor a chief who was famous for inventing a phonetic alphabet
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