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Around the world, across sectors, awareness is growing about the vital link between the health of people and the health of our planet. Read and share articles and research papers about the many new ways individuals and organisations are working to reconnect people with nature.

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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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  • Strong link between nature and human health

    Strong link between nature and human health

    Global research showing the strong connection between human health and contact with nature is the focus of a new report just released by Parks Victoria and Deakin University.

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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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  • Why Art in Parks?

    Why Art in Parks?

    Art is the expression of human creativity and imagination, producing works to be enjoyed, appreciated and even challenge thinking. Public art is art that is conceived and designed largely to be in an outdoor area, accessible and appreciable by all. One place such public art is regularly found is parks.

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