WCC 2016 Res 064 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Parks Victoria / Australia
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN WCPA Health and Well-Being Specialist Group 2017-2020 ()
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
NSW Department of Health, Western Sydney Diabetes Alliance
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyHealthy Parks Healthy People - NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service continues to highlight the important benefits of spending time in nature to improved health and well-being outcomes through partnerships with health initiatives e.g. Western Sydney Diabetes Alliance, Healthy Eating Active Living Senior Officers Group. NSW also supported and helped to facilitate the Australian Committee IUCN symposium on Healthy People in a Healthy Environment. On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
National Parks and nature and now being included in NSW government strategies and policies relating to health, tackling obesity and diabetes, and sport and recreation.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Challenges include making non-traditional partnerships, establishing credibility for the concept. Measures to overcome include networking, demonstrating relevance of nature in different scenarios, and using extensive scientific literature to ensure policies are evidence based.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyHealthy Parks Healthy People - develop NSW Healthy Parks Healthy People work plan.