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Dialogue avec les Leaders africains : une base pour la Promesse de Sydney

Sydney, Australie, 15 novembre 2014 –  La session de « dialogue » avec les Leaders africains a eu lieu le samedi 15 novembre à 10h, dans la salle Clydesdale du Parc Olympique de Sydney.

Blog: Why urban parks matter in creating healthy and liveable cities

By Tanya Davies

It may have been first thing on a Monday morning but the ‘Healthy Parks, Healthy People’ panel were wide awake and keen to talk about town planning, inclusive and accessible parks, connected communities and teaching the young generation.

Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink – IUCN Red List

Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel, Chinese Cobra and an Australian butterfly are threatened with extinction

Criminalité faunique en Afrique et partage d’expérience

Sydney, Australie, 15 novembre 2014 –  Les représentants des gouvernements Africains et les acteurs de la société civile partagent leurs expériences, sur ce phénomène (criminalité faunique) qui prend de plus en plus d’ampleur.

A historic step for World Heritage and protected areas in Myanmar

After years of relative isolation, Myanmar has now emerged as one of the last frontiers for biodiversity conservation and protected area development in Southeast Asia. Myanmar’s rapid economic and political reforms present both threats and opportunities for biodiversity conservation, protected areas management and World Heritage status.

The Great Barrier Reef: where western and traditional knowledge meet

News from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Combining Indigenous knowledge with western-style management can boost the effectiveness of protected areas, international delegates at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney heard today.

Local action to boost Reef resilience showcased to international marine managers

News from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

On-ground actions to boost the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef have been showcased at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney.

Natural Experiments to examine the impact of park renewal on park usage and park-based physical activity

The REVAMP study

Huge free public festival showcases Sydney to the world

A massive free family festival will be held at Sydney Olympic Park today to mark the once-in-a-decade IUCN World Parks Congress which is host to over 5000 delegates from more than 160 countries.

NASA and National Parks Services fighting climate change In Yellowstone

NASA and the U.S. National Parks Service explain how technology from the space agency is helping monitor and fight the impacts of climate change in Yellowstone National Park

Valorar la biodiversidad a través del ecoturismo beneficia a las comunidades

Durante el Congreso Mundial de Parques de Sídney 2014, Belice, Costa Rica y Nicaragua presentaron casos exitosos de buenas prácticas de ecoturismo, de créditos por biodiversidad y demanejo de áreas protegidas por poblaciones indígenas.

Soluciones Basadas en la Naturaleza identificadas en América del Sur se exponen en el Congreso Mundial de Parques

Alrededor de 200 personas conocieron experiencias de áreas protegidas en Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Argentina en un evento organizado por la La Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la UICN, durante el Congreso Mundial de Parques, 2014.

Planificación y gestión de áreas protegidas de América del Sur: avances en la aplicación del Enfoque Ecosistémico” se lanza en Sídney

La Oficina Regional para América del Sur de la UICN, con el apoyo de WWF y la colaboración de la Comisión de Gestión de Ecosistemas, presentan el documento “Planificación y gestión de áreas protegidas de América del Sur: avances en la aplicac

New online resource helps communities get active in parks for good health

An innovative new online resource was launched today at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, to guide communities to get active in parks to improve their health and wellbeing.

World’s first motorised TrailRider improves access to nature for all

An innovative all-terrain wheelchair – the TrailRider – is improving access toAustralia’s national parks and special places for people of limited mobility. And in a world first, a motorised version of the chair is being launched at the IUCN World Parks Congress by Parks Victoria.

Innovative indoor park shows health benefits of contact with nature

New and innovative ways of greening urban spaces to improve health and wellbeing are on show this week at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park.

Canadian expert offers tips for Sydney on creating a healthy city

Internationally renowned expert on creating vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone – Gil Penalosa – has some advice for Sydney during his visit to the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014.                                                   

Google Launches Global Fishing Watch Tool at World Parks Congress

As Oceanic Fish Populations Become Rapidly Deplete, Google Has Joined The Fight For Sustainability By Developing A Free Tool Designed To Show All Of The Trackable Fishing Activity In The Ocean.

Reminding youth to connect with nature

Building on the theme Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring Solutions, the International Union for the Conservation of Union (IUCN) is hosting the premier global event on protected areas, the 

World’s Most Precious Protected Places Saved in Photography Competition

On a crisp winter morning off Lady Elliot Island, a passing manta ray was snapped sweeping above the ocean floor by diver Fabrice Jaine and today that shot has been announced as the winning photograph in the international SAVED p