The NPA made a significant contribution to spreading the word about the 2014 World Parks Congress. The NPA provided a generous sponsorship of $500 to the Young Peoples Media Coalition (YPMC), a group of young professionals who produced media content about the Congress during and after the eight day event. The Congress was a knowledge-sharing and policy-developing event intended to influence the international agenda for Protected Areas (PAs) and landscape-scale biodiversity conservation for the next decade. The Congress theme was “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions”, and one of the outcomes of the Congress was “The Promise of Sydney”, the collective vision, policy recommendations and commitments of Congress participants for the next decade. More than 6,000 people attended the Congress from more than 170 countries.
Read the report by by Hanna Jaireth, Lydia Slobodian and Ben Boer.