National Parks conserve the natural beauty of a region with unique landscapes, flora and fauna for present and future generations. But what qualifies as a National Park? In this excellent program we examine Yellowstone National Park, The Lake District and Kakadu National Park and the challenges they face. It provides a brief history of the National Park movement, the growth of tourism and its impact, the conflicts between recreation and conservation, mining and conservation, environmental and economic needs as well as various interest groups including local and indigenous communities. This program is an ideal resource for students in geography, environmental and cultural studies.