What if I’m not involved with protected areas?
Even better! Everyone who cares about the health of society, the planet and the economy should be involved. We face many common challenges that transcend sectors: climate change, poverty, sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, human health and well-being, and food and water security. Protected areas can and do play a big role in addressing these challenges.
The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 will show that win-win solutions for conservation and development are possible, and can make a difference. For this to happen, we need significant involvement across diverse sectors and industries, as well as institutions and agencies involved with development and investment.
The protected area sector wants to hear your solutions, opinions and ideas and how we can work together. This will be an opportunity for you to influence the outcome of the next ten years of protected area policy and practice, with the aim of providing benefits for ALL sectors.