World Park Congress

IUCN World Park Congress November 2014

Sydney to host IUCN World Parks Congress in 2014.

wharf precinct aerial shotA landmark global forum on parks and protected areas is to be hosted in Australia in November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress takes place only once every 10 years, and is the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management.

“Protected areas are irreplaceable treasures, preserving biodiversity, offering natural solutions to climate change and supporting the livelihoods of people throughout the world — by providing clean water, fresh air, food and the source of many of our medicines”, said Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.

“They are also important for recreation, tourism and education, as well as spiritual and cultural benefits.”

As challenges in development and the sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources accelerate, the IUCN World Parks Congress will play a key role in setting the agenda for the vitality and future growth of protected areas in meeting these challenges.

Where to stay

To experience Sydney for your pre and post stay, book your accommodation at Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park – Manly.

With 81 rooms including seven 3 bedroom cottages, Q Station Manly is the only four star hotel located within 36 hectares of National Park. The former site of Sydney's Quarantine Station boasts a beautiful beach and wharf, spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and only 30 minutes by ferry  to the CBD.

Quarantine Wharf is also a stop on the Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper ferry & includes transportation to Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Kirribilli, Taronga Zoo, Manly Wharf & Watsons Bay.

For more information or to book your accommodation visit our website at or call us on +61 2 9466 1500

Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival when you mention National Parks Conference.

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