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Stunning Photos Capture Local Natural Wonder

A spectacular display of photos taken of the Gwydir wetlands in flood is in Ashford and Warialda in March and April as part of a travelling roadshow around the north-west.

Sydney’s Underwater World To Be Launched At World Parks Congress

Article Image Credit: Catlin Seaview Survey

 

Inspiring Places – Tursujuq Park

An indigenous stronghold of wild and pure beauty in Quebec’s great north – Tursujuq National Park, Canada

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Nepal celebrates ‘zero poaching year’ for rhino

Nepal recently marked a successful year of species conservation by announcing that during the previous 365 days, not a single incident of rhino poaching had been recorded in any of the country’s protected areas.

Parks Week Kicks Off Big Year For NSW Protected Areas

In the year that Sydney hosts the prestigious World Parks Congress, Environment Minister Robyn Parker today announced an exciting line up of events and activities that will be held across NSW in March to celebrate Parks Week 2014.

Three Sisters Declared An Aboriginal Place

Heritage Minister Robyn Parker and Blue Mountains MP Roza Sage announced the Three Sisters at Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area has become the 98th Aboriginal Place to be declared in NSW.

IUCN World Parks Congress wins best brand

The IUCN World Parks Congress has won the 'Best of Oceania' prize at the BBE Best Brand Awards.

Caribbean Protected Areas Website Launched

Ecotech Inc. Limited today demonstrated its commitment to support sustainable development initiatives in the Caribbean by launching Parks Caribbean.

IUCN pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

IUCN joins the world in mourning the passing of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, and celebrating his life.

Nature at the centre of regional dialogue

By officially endorsing a 'Big Win for Dinaric Arc' joint statement, nature conservation authorities from South-Eastern Europe have agreed to work together on strengthening cooperation in the region.

Australia to host the World Parks Congress in 2014

Australia will welcome thousands of environment leaders from across the globe after securing the right to host the prestigious IUCN World Parks Congress at Sydney Olympic Park.

Sendai Charter to aid conservation across Asia

Sendai is lovely at this time of year, its tree-lined streets alight with autumn colors. I’m here for the 1st Asia Parks Congress (APC), and it is equally heartening and ironic to be among dedicated conservationists.

New park rises from the ashes of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and tsunami

As the Asia Parks Congress sets to open in Sendai, Japan, a new national park in the region devastated by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami is seeding hope for local communities.

Scientists identify the world’s most irreplaceable protected areas

A new scientific study has identified the protected areas most critical to preventing extinctions of the world’s mammals, birds and amphibians.

World's fastest-growing region to host its first congress on protected areas

The 1st Asia Parks Congress, taking place 13 to 17 November in Japan, will propose new action to address the challenges facing protected areas in one of the world's fastest-growing regions.

No time to lose for our planet's "blue heart"

A strong commitment to conserve and sustainably manage the ocean, including areas beyond national jurisdiction, was among the outcomes of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress, whose ministerial segment closed yesterday in Ajaccio, Corsica.

There is hope for the ocean

Thirty one new Hope Spots - places that are critical to the health of the ocean - were announced yesterday by renowned oceanographer and IUCN Patron Sylvia Earle, a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance “Mission Blue” and IUCN, with the aim to scale up the marine protection neces

Strong core of leaders selected for IUCN World Parks Congress

A strong core of leaders has been decided for the main programme streams at the IUCN World Parks Congress, to be held in Sydney, Australia in November 2014.

Sydney ideal host for the IUCN World Parks Congress, says IUCN WCPA Chair

Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich IUCN WCPA Chair

Australia 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.

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