Proud to be part of the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney!

  • Delegates from eleven countries learnt about our work in the Blue Mountains.

Six thousand delegates from 170 countries converged on Sydney last week as part of the IUCN World Parks Congress, a once in a decade event. Science for Wildlife was proud to be part of it, and helped to kick things off by joining in a pre-Congress field trip to show off the stunning Blue Mountains. The trip was organised by the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative and Dr Kellie Leigh and Badger joined in on Day 1 to talk to the group about our koala conservation work in the region.

During the 8 day Congress Kellie also gave a presentation sharing our experience with the value of community participation in research, and how it can be combined with scientific innovation to increase the success of wildlife conservation efforts.

The Congress brought together world leaders, protected area managers, scientists and NGOs from all over the world and produced several international policy recommendations on what we all need to do to conserve our wild places and our future. You can read more about the Congress outcomes here.