News: Parks

Conservationists alert UNESCO of Australian Government’s move to weaken legal protection for heritage sites

Australian conservation groups have written to the Director-General of UNESCO, warning the international body of “alarming moves by the Australian Government to weaken legal…

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Sep 7, 2020 Environment / Government / Legal / Parks /


Phillip Island’s penguins gain international attention

Phillip Island’s penguins have over the last week gained the attention of a worldwide audience with unprecedented global media coverage. The UK Daily Mail Online was the first…

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May 21, 2020 Attractions / Education / Parks / Tourism /


Singapore Government commits to enhanced network of urban parks

Singapore is aiming to improve its green space over the next 10 years with more plant life and nature integrated into urbanised areas, in a move to transform the nation from a "city in…

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May 17, 2020 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


Sabah adopts Tourism Recovery Plan to promote its tourism in wake of COVID-19 crisis

Under the Sabah Tourism Recovery Plan, the Malaysian state of Sabah is expecting to make changes in promoting tourism once the Covid-19 pandemic ends. It is hoped that the recovery plan…

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May 9, 2020 Arts / Attractions / Culture / Parks / Tourism /


Melbourne study shows how cities struggle to enhance urban tree cover

Many cities around the world are struggling to reconcile ambitious environmental targets with development pressures, according to a new study based on trees in the city of Melbourne. The…

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Apr 12, 2020 Environment / Parks /


Deadline extended for Walk21 Seoul proposal submissions

The deadline for Walk21 Seoul proposal submissions has been extended to Monday 13th April to give everyone more time to submit, digital and remote options are being explored for…

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Mar 30, 2020 Design / Events / Parks / Recreation /


World Urban Parks emphasises that ‘Nature Never Closes’

Amid global concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, World Urban Parks has highlighted its advocacy and support for the power of parks, open spaces, and nature as essential resources for…

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Mar 26, 2020 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation / Wellness /


World Urban Parks Chief Executive emphasises the value of public green space in a time of crisis

Amid the current global Coronavirus pandemic, Neil McCarthy, Chief Executive of international open space advocacy body World Urban Parks, has shared his views on the value of public parks,…

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Mar 18, 2020 ByNeil McCarthy Parks / Recreation / Wellness /



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