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Healthy Parks Healthy People Achievement Award Nomination Form

Healthy Parks Healthy People Achievement Awards recognize individuals, organizations, teams, and National Park Service partners for outstanding accomplishments that increase public recognition of the value of parks and protected areas, and public lands in helping people to improve and maintain human health, eco-system health, and social well-being.

Since Healthy Parks Healthy People is a global movement, we welcome and encourage nominations that demonstrate an outstanding accomplishments in parks, public lands, protected areas, and communities from all across the United States and the world.

Nominations are due March 14, 2014.

Nominations should promote and encourage people to enjoy parks, public lands, or protected areas in ways that help people derive health benefits including: physical health, mental health, and social well-being.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS FORM IS INTENDED FOR USE FOR NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE NOT DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.

If you are an NPS Employees and you wish to submit a nomination, please submit using the NPS Awards Nomination Portal which can be accessed at: http://inside.nps.gov/waso/custommenu.cfm?lv=3&prg=1152&id=10514
 
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The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions", it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda.

What is World Parks Congress trying to achieve?

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 will:

  • Articulate the vital role of protected areas in conserving nature while delivering essential ecosystem services
  • Position protected areas within goals of economic and community well-being, and
  • Demonstrate how this can be achieved in practice.
For parks, it will strengthen conservation targets whilst engaging a varied audience from government to general members of society who care about the health of our planet.

For people, it will engage with development sectors and inspire citizens to connect with nature.

For the planet, it will demonstrate nature-based solutions to global challenges such as climate change, health, and supporting for human life.

For the first time, the Congress will collate and communicate the most compelling and inspiring solutions to global challenges. It will help create new sustainable commitments for protected areas across the conservation, development and business sectors. This will be the promise of Sydney.