Parks and Protected Areas Forum; A Sense of Place, For All People, For All Time (Parks and Protected)
Venue: Esplanade Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2007||End Date/Time: Sep 25, 2007|
Parks and Protected Areas promote a sense of wellbeing, for all people, not only for those who visit our parks but even for those who may only drive through them or gain comfort by knowing that they are there. In our busy, and often stressful, lives natural areas provide a space in which we can stop, rest and recover, and from which inspiration can arise.
The Forum, Parks and Protected Areas; A Sense of Place, For All People, For All Time, will raise public awareness and support for a secure, publicly owned and publicly managed network of protected areas, of which national parks and marine parks are the cornerstone. This forum will emphasize the value of the protected area network for biodiversity conservation, public recreation and tourism and hence its economic and social value for the community.