IUCN World Parks Congress

This week brings a global event to Sydney – the IUCN World Parks Congress. This event is only held every 10 years and is a landmark forum that sets the agenda for conservation and protection of national parks and natural spaces around the world.

Centennial Parklands is proud to support this event, and will play a role in showing off our beautiful city to the more than 4,000 delegates attending from around the world.

While this event is important for many reasons, it’s very important for you.

Really?

Yes, here’s just one short video that explains why:

 

 

And who is the IUCN?

The International Union for Conservation of Nature). Learn more about this great organisation here:

 

 

 

More information

Learn more about the World Parks Congress, and get involved yourself at PlanetFest on Sunday.

 


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