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Healthy Parks Healthy People explores the links between nature and human health

HPHP Central is a place to access and share the latest international research, innovations and programs that focus on the health benefits of human contact with the natural world.

Recent Features

  • World Parks Congress Improving Health and Well-being: Healthy Parks Healthy People stream report

    World Parks Congress Improving Health and Well-being: Healthy Parks Healthy People stream report

    Article

    The proceedings of the Improving Health and Well-being: Healthy Parks Healthy People stream at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 have been recorded and compiled in a comprehensive report of each stream session that offers an excellent overview.

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  • Blue Ventures

    Blue Ventures

    Article

    This award-winning social enterprise supports coastal communities to help conserve threatened marine environments.

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  • Healthy Parks Healthy People Community Engagement eGuide

    Healthy Parks Healthy People Community Engagement eGuide

    Case study

    The Healthy Parks Healthy People Community Engagement eGuide produced by the US National Park Service is the first in a digital series to chronicle and share the development of Healthy Parks Healthy People programs in parks and communities across the US.

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  • The value of traditional knowledge in managing parks

    The value of traditional knowledge in managing parks

    Article

    Historically the rights of indigenous people to use the resources of their traditional lands in national parks have been curtailed with little or no consultation. Instead the focus has been on conservation of areas of scenic or aesthetic value to non-indigenous people and the protection of endangered and vulnerable plant and animal species.

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  • Singapore – keeping a growing population in touch with nature

    Singapore – keeping a growing population in touch with nature

    Article

    In a developed and highly populated city like Singapore, space is at a premium. Keeping people connected to nature and making sure they have access to natural spaces requires a comprehensive and long-term approach to land use planning. Singapore cleverly converts unassuming spaces to green recreation areas, and plans to continue this approach to connect […]

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  • Understanding One Health and its relationship to biodiversity

    Understanding One Health and its relationship to biodiversity

    Article

    When we consider the concept of health, our understanding often changes based on our perception: A doctor would think of human health, a veterinarian of animal health and a conservationist of environmental health.

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