Sydney to host IUCN World Parks Congress in 2014.
A 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.
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For further information on the conference please visit: http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=10188