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IUCN World Parks Congress 2014
2014-11-12 to 2014-11-19
Sydney, Australia
This year, preparations will shift into high gear for the most important protected areas event of the decade, the IUCN World Parks Congress. Held only once every ten years, the sixth IUCN World Parks Congress will be hosted by Australia in Sydney, from 12 to 19 November 2014. Serving as more than a meeting place, the WPC is designed to achieve outcomes that have global and local impact, and influence the direction and trends involved in contemporary PA management. This Congress will serve as a vital link to achieving IUCN’s overall vision of a “just world that values and conserves nature” and deliver the IUCN Programme 2013-2106. link

ACES: Linking Science, Pratice and Decision Making
2014-12-08 to 2014-12-11
Washington, DC, USA

ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2014 Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools, for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions.

The focus of the conference is to link science, practice, and sustainable decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community from around the United States and the globe. ACES 2014 will bring together leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American communities, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in conservation, restoration, resource management, and development decisions. link