Chimani has partnered with National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), a nationwide nonprofit organization that works to protect America’s national parks. Within the partnership, the Portland, Maine based app developer will integrate NPCA content into a new section titled “Protect the Parks.” The goal of this new content is to inform national parks visitors about key issues facing the future of the parks, and encourage them to speak up on the parks’ behalf.
The partnership comes during an important milestone for our parks, as the National Park Service celebrates its Centennial year. Harnessing the increased interest in national parks, NPCA is working to raise awareness about critical threats facing some of our most iconic sites, from oil and gas development just outside Arches National Park to the management of bison near Yellowstone National Park. NPCA is also encouraging park visitors to speak up for these incredible places. Information is featured in the Chimani national park apps. Additionally, with the support of the NPCA, Chimani seeks to reach a larger network of national park visitors with its suite of free outdoor travel guide apps, including all 59 national park apps.
“We’re extremely pleased to be partnering with National Parks Conservation Association,” said Kerry Gallivan, CEO and Co-Founder of Chimani. “The organization has been a pioneer in the effort to protect our national parks for nearly 100 years. With the NPCA’s deep tradition and proud members, coupled with Chimani’s passionate users and technological resources, we can connect more people to more information about these special places.”
For nearly a century, National Parks Conservation Association has been an independent, nonpartisan voice working to strengthen and protect America’s favorite places. Today, the organization has more than one million members and supporters, and staff working around the country, all advocating on behalf of America’s more than 400 national park sites.
“As a record number of people visit our national parks, we have a great opportunity, and responsibility, to educate them about the threats facing these iconic places,” said NPCA President and CEO Theresa Pierno. “We want people to hike the trails, explore the wilderness areas and steep themselves in the rich history of America’s parks. We also want them to learn about the threats facing them, and take action to protect them. People can do all of this with Chimani’s suite of national parks apps, whether they are planning their travel or standing at the trailhead.”
Each of Chimani’s apps, which are available for free in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon
Appstore, are equipped with GPS-enabled offline maps, making it possible to navigate the park without the need for a cellular connection, which can be nearly impossible to find in the parks.
About Chimani, Inc.
Chimani, Inc. ( www.chimani.com ) creates free apps for national parks and the outdoors. Chimani’s growing suite of apps includes guides to Acadia, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and over 25 other National Parks. Chimani was recently chosen by Google to be one of nine app developers to partner in its new app indexing program. The apps are available for download in the App Store , Google Play and Amazon Appstore .
About National Parks Conservation Association
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its more than one million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s natural, historic, and cultural heritage for future generations. For more information, visit www.npca.org .