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Evidence shows that exposure to natural environments helps us to cope with stress, illness and injury; gives us a more positive outlook and can improve concentration and productivity. Check here for the latest stories and research about the vital role nature plays in our physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing.

Human Wellbeing Articles

  • Restoring the Connection Between Forests and Human Health

    Restoring the Connection Between Forests and Human Health

    Recognizing the extensive benefits and services provided by forests can help us overcome many of the challenges linked to physical and mental well-being facing Europe today. Read the IUCN contribution to the Revolve magazine in Spring 2017 on this topic.

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  • A Guide to Healthy Parks Healthy People

    A Guide to Healthy Parks Healthy People

    This Guide - produced by Parks Victoria in Australia - provides information on what Healthy Parks Healthy People is, why it is important, the role of parks for community health and wellbeing, building knowledge, and commitment and priorities in Victoria, Australia.

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  • 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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  • Contemplation of Nature released in Spanish

    Contemplation of Nature released in Spanish

    Ajay Rastogy, founder of the Foundation for Contemplation of Nature, has released the Contemplation of Nature report in Spanish, for those who wish to access it in this language.

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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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Human Wellbeing Research