Media Releases

International Awards for Best Practice in Parks Sector

The Parks Forum Biennial Industry Awards for 2012 were presented in Adelaide on Wednesday 23 May, during the Parks Beyond Boundaries conference. The awards acknowledge innovation and best practice in parks management.

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Launch of the Parks Forum Research Agenda

The Parks Forum Research Agenda was launched at Murdoch University in Perth on February 9, by Parks Forum and Murdoch University. The Research Agenda advocates the crucial role of research in the understanding of the social, economic, environmental and cultural values of parks, and promotes the collaboration between universities, parks industry and other related sectors..

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Don Merton Conservation Pioneer Award Press Release

The NZ Minister of Conservation has recently announced the addition of the Don Merton Conservation Pioneer Award to the Parks Forum Award Program. The award will recognise the innovative potential of a young researcher.

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Minister for Conservation Launches Industry agenda.

The Parks Forum Industry agenda was launched on Thursday 18th February in Wellington NZ, by the Hon Kate Wilkinson, NZ Minister for Conservation. The Minister was joined by Director-General of the Department of Conservation Al Morrison, and Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council Fran Wilde, expressing their strong support for the agenda, and urging parks organisations to work more closely together to carry out their important work as stewards of the environment and biodiversity in Australia and New Zealand, and around the world.

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National research partnership announced

Parks Forum is pleased to announce a new national research partnership which explores the social and health vlaues of parks.

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From left: Murray Waititi,(GWRC Parks Manager), Fran Wilde (GWRC Chair), Kevin O'Connor (GM Research/Devt DOC), Al Morrison (Director-General DOC) The Hon. Kate Wilkinson (Minister for Conservation, NZ),Andy Thompson (Parks Forum)