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WCC 2016 Res 085 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment / Australia
Parks Victoria / Australia
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service ( NSW NPWS ) / Australia
Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation ( CCEC ) / Bangladesh
Nature Tropicale ( NT-ONG ) / Benin
Canadian Wildlife Federation ( CWF ) / Canada
Canadian Museum of Nature / Canada
Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums/ Aquariums et zoos accrédité du Canada ( CAZA ) / Canada
Nature Canada / Canada
Parks Canada Agency - Agence Parcs Canada / Canada
World Wildlife Fund Canada ( WWF - Canada ) / Canada
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society ( CPAWS ) / Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada ( NCC ) / Canada
David Suzuki Foundation ( DSF ) / Canada
Beijing Forestry Society ( BFS ) / China
EUROPARC Federation / Germany
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - Africa, NPC ( ICLEI Africa ) / Germany
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH ( GIZ ) / Germany
Coral Triangle Center ( CTC ) / Indonesia
The Corbett Foundation ( TCF ) / India
Development Alternatives / India
Nature Conservation Society of Japan ( NACS-J ) / Japan
Wildlife Clubs of Kenya ( WCK ) / Kenya
Korea National Park Service ( KNPS ) / Republic of Korea
Fondo de Conservación El Triunfo A.C. ( FONCET ) / Mexico
Wetlands International / The Netherlands
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria ( EAZA ) / The Netherlands
Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists ( NEFEJ ) / Nepal
Wildlife Watch Group ( WWG ) / Nepal
Department of Conservation / New Zealand
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums ( WAZA ) / Spain
Zoological Society of London ( ZSL ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
BirdLife International / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Fauna & Flora International ( FFI ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Blue Ventures Conservation ( BV ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Natural History Museum, London / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust ( WWT ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland ( RZSS ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
PCI-Media Impact, Inc ( PCI Media ) / United States of America
National Geographic Society ( NGS ) / United States of America
Conservation International ( CI ) / United States of America
The Nature Conservancy ( TNC ) / United States of America
US Department of the Interior (National Park Service) / United States of America
Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) / United States of America
Society for Ecological Restoration ( SER ) / United States of America
The Pew Charitable Trusts / United States of America
Hawai'i Conservation Alliance Foundation ( HCA ) / United States of America
Desert Botanical Garden ( DBG ) / United States of America
Rainforest Trust / United States of America
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc. ( SFI ) / United States of America
Center for Large Landscape Conservation ( CLLC ) / United States of America
National Whistleblower Center ( NWC ) / United States of America
Paso Pacífico / United States of America
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IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
More than 325 additional organisations who are not IUCN members are part of the #NatureForAll coalition of partners engaged in implementing the resolution. The full list of partners, including those who are IUCN members (listed above) is available here
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Convene stakeholders/Networking• Developed a network of more than 375 partner organisations, representing all IUCN regions to collaborate in launching and supporting #NatureForAll within the IUCN's programme 2017-2020. • In 2018-2019, convened partners at the Canadian Committee-IUCN annual meeting in Ottawa, at the III Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas in Lima, at the World Urban Parks Congress in Melbourne, and at a special meeting in Cambridge, England to launch regional #NatureForAll networks that are identifying collaborative opportunities and commitments to action. • Building support for the movement through participation(e.g. plenary presentations, workshops, side events, pavilions and booths) at international events, including World Urban Parks, Children & Nature Network, EUROPARC Conference, Communities Conservation and Livelihoods International Conference, Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity,III Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas, Healthy Parks Healthy People, and more. On-going
Education/Communication/Raising awareness•Developed, with partners, frameworks and other tools to share knowledge and to replicate and scale up successful #NatureForAll programme areas, including:  The Take Action Toolkit: based on research and practices, a guide to three simple ways that anyone can inspire love, support and action for nature worldwide.  The Reporter Kit: a how-to guide to sharing your love of nature with new audiences.  Adopted and promoted PANORAMA solutions as the success stories platform for #NatureForAll partners. •Developed and shared communications tools to reach new audiences, including:  The "Living #NatureForAll” video, available in over 30 languages, and other videos that demonstrate the diverse benefits of connecting nature:  A suite of communication tools to share the evidence and promote the health benefits of nature contact, with visually attractive, high impact social media content, key messages for the health sector, infographic,and policy brief: On-going
Scientific/technical activities•Development of the report “Home to as all: How connecting with nature helps us care for ourselves and the earth”, a global synthesis of evidence linking experiences in/connectedness with nature and support and action for conservation led by Dr. Cheryl Charles in collaboration with14 co-authors, and more than 60 reviewers from 22 nations and 5 continents. •Development ofthe publication “Connecting with nature to care for ourselves and the earth: Recommendations for decision makers”, which includes policy recommendations based on the knowledge-base that demonstrates the link between nature experiences and support and action for conservation. Completed
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
IUCN #NatureForAll is now a growing coalition of active partners and other collaborators who are working together to scale up the reach and impact of programming aimed at connecting people with nature and, in doing so, engendering increased support and action across sectors for nature conservation.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Significant dedicated time and financial resources have been required to achieve these results. Parks Canada has contributed the time of 2 staff members plus additional resources through 2020.CEC chair, deputy chair, consultant, members and their organisations contributed voluntarily time that could be counted as two full staff equivalent. The need for an engaging partner-strategy and fund-raising
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingMeetings with IUCN #NatureForAll partners in Africa, India, and other countries/regions to identify collaborative opportunities and commit to action.
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingThe #NatureForAll Youth Champions pavilion at the IUCN Congress 2020 Forum will be a convening space for youth leadership and intergenerational partnerships, whilethe Youth Champions Summit during the Members Assembly will bring together 400 youth from around the world in Marseille to deliver a strong message from the generation with the most at stake to the decision-makers at who will meet in Kunming just four months later.
Policy influencing/advocacyContributions to scientific, social scientific, and policy discussions around nature connectedness and support for conservation, including a planned presence at CBD COP-15
Scientific/technical activitiesConvene the new International Children and Nature working group, a collaboration with the Children & Nature Network and other #NatureForAll partners to explore the most promising opportunities for connecting children with nature at a global scale.
Scientific/technical activitiesLaunch a #NatureForAll research and metrics working group to identify research gaps and base metrics for programming that connect people with nature.
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