Protected Areas

People and Parks

A Soliga paying his obeisance at a Devaru site in the temple and wildlife reserve.
Structures such as a cluster of stones, in this case, and an unusually shaped tree are accorded sacred status and worshipped. Photo: S. Mandal
The People and Parks Theme of the IUCN WCPA focuses primarily on advancing the global #NatureForAll movement. The theme also integrates and re-enforces the work of IUCN WCPA Health and Wellbeing Specialist Group, Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group, and Cultural and Spiritual Values Specialist Group.

IUCN WCPA Thematic Vice-Chair

Karen Keenleyside

Karen KeenleysideIUCN WCPA-CEC #NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire love of nature. It is founded on the knowledge that the more people experience, connect with, and share their love of nature, the more support and action there will be for its conservation.
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IUCN WCPA Cultural and Spiritual Values Specialist Group works on all aspects of cultural and spiritual values that promote the protection of the environment and the preservation of biological and cultural diversity.
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IUCN WCPA Health and Well-being Specialist Group promotes the health and wellbeing benefits of nature across the conservation, health and other sectors.
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IUCN WCPA Urban Conservation Strategies Specialist Group work on strenghtening the ability of the conservation community to serve urban people, urban places, and urban institutions.
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