IUCN and its partners Parks Australia and the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service are organizing the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia from 12-19 November 2014.
The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions", it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda.
It will bring together around 3,000 people from over 160 countries, to reflect on proven approaches for protected area governance and management, to inspire people from all sectors to build a much deeper connection to nature, and to shape and guide the implementation of innovative solutions for people and protected areas for the next decade and beyond.
There are lots of ways you can get involved in the 2014 World Parks Congress, this includes, attending as a participant, volunteering, or showcasing your inspiring solutions as part of the Congress programme.
For more information about the congress and if you want to find out how you can get involved explore the IUCN World Parks Congress website.