For a sustainable future, the well-being of all societies depends on healthy ecosystems. Protected areas can conserve healthy ecosystems and improve our health and well-being. The Improving Health and Wellbeing - Healthy Parks Healthy People stream will explore the diverse health benefits provided by protected areas, including medicines, disease regulation, livelihood support, mental and spiritual well-being, and settings for physical activity. It will also explore the concept of healthy parks in various contexts.


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Stream Lead Organisation

  • Parks Victoria (Australia)
  • United States National Park Service

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IUCN WCPA Parks Australia NSW NPWS