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Conserving Nature

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Human health relies on a healthy environment. Healthy ecosystems produce fresh water, food, timber, fibre and medicines. They purify our water, clean our air, moderate the climate, provide carbon storage options and regulate floods. Learn more here about the ways we can improve our health, by caring for the environment.

Conserving Nature Articles

  • Healing Forest

    Healing Forest

    Healing Forest is a journey to discover the magical healing powers of nature. The aim of this project is to help people heal by reconnecting with nature. And also to help forests heal through volunteer projects.

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  • Parks for Healthy Communities Forum 2016

    Parks for Healthy Communities Forum 2016

    The summary, presentations and panel discussions of the Parks for Healthy Communities Forum held in Melbourne, Australia in May 2016.

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  • 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

    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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  • The value of traditional knowledge in managing parks

    The value of traditional knowledge in managing parks

    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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  • The economic value of parks for human health

    The economic value of parks for human health

    In modern economic times, it seems that everything requires a financial value in order to prove its importance. Parks are no different, with their perceived value vitally linked to cities choosing to maintain open spaces in cities and nations choosing to conserve larger state and national parks.

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