Natural Solutions: Protected areas are vital for human health and well-being

Protected areas play a critical role in maintaining human health and well-being, although these benefits are just beginning to be understood and applied by the health sector. 

PAs health & well-being Photo: IUCN

The links between protected areas and human health and the need to create stronger partnerships and alliances between the conservation and health sectors was a key theme at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 and is a continuing high priority for IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas.  This briefing outlines the role that protected areas can play in securing a range of ecosystem services beneficial to human health.

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