ZSL sessions at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014
The WPC main programme was structured around 8 thematic streams and 4 cross-cutting streams. ZSL was one of the lead organising institutions for Stream 1 – Reaching Conservation Goals and organised a number of key sessions under this stream, including sessions on ‘Wildlife crime and law enforcement in protected areas’, ‘Monitoring conservation outcomes inside and outside protected areas’ and ‘Beyond the Aichi Targets - Space for Nature’, which looked at the future of protected areas and served to close the stream 1 programme. All this contributed to the WPC's Promise of Sydney.
Global public opinion survey on space for nature
ZSL, in collaboration with IUCN and freuds, carried out the first ever systematic global public opinion survey on the question of how much space we should set aside for nature, and why, to help steer the future vision for the world’s protected areas.