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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.

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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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  • World Ranger Day – 31 July

    World Ranger Day – 31 July

    Article

    On World Ranger Day - 31 July - we take a moment to give thanks to all those rangers working in our protected areas!

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  • A healthier life in Buenos Aires

    A healthier life in Buenos Aires

    Article

    Buenos Aires has 34 Healthy Stations located in parks and squares have been visited by more than 500,000 people.

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  • Forest and nature school – a useful guide

    Forest and nature school – a useful guide

    Article

    Are you or an organisation you know interested in establishing a forest school or any similar form of education in a natural setting? Then a recent guide, produced by Forest School Canada in 2014, may provide a wealth of useful information.

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  • World Parks Congress 2014 – why you shouldn’t miss it!

    World Parks Congress 2014 – why you shouldn’t miss it!

    Article

    Have you heard about the IUCN 6th World Parks Congress being held in Sydney from 12 to 19 November this year? If not, it’s time to find out why this event is a must-do for anyone who cares not just about our parks and environment, but also about our health and that of our planet.

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  • EUROPARC network case studies

    EUROPARC network case studies

    Case study

    We can all agree that physical activity and contact with nature is essential for human health, and that ‘Green exercise’ can make a significant and sustained contribution to good physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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