Posts tagged World Parks Congress
Check out 6 emerging leaders transforming parks across Canada.

Young environmental leaders across Canada are helping to transform the way the global community relates to parks. Among them are 16 Young Canadians who played an active and leading role at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's World Parks Congress in November, 2014. With help from Parks Canada, these young people shared their experiences, perspectives, knowledge, skills, technologies, and ideas in innovative and creative ways. They have come home with new ideas and new energy. Now, they are helping to usher in a new era in which young people around the world have the early experiences in nature that instill the passion for the natural world that will ensure our future leaders are nature supporters

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Yellowknife's Chloe Dragon Smith believes in starting environmental awareness at a young age.

Chloe is a northern born girl from Yellowknife, who grew up with many traditional experiences on the land that allowed her to connect with nature since her childhood. Optimistic and passionate, she is happiest when she is exploring the outdoors and is determined to shift the way we interact with nature. Chloe’s boyfriend says that her resolve to do this is an inspiration to him and instills hope in many others.

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Alex MacDonald is protecting parks, people and the planet.

Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, will be one of many who will be representing Canada at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), scheduled to begin Wednesday November 12. “As an idealist, I want to be inspired and re-energized by the WPC, and to walk away feeling that I’m part of a movement - something big, something bold and something that will truly make a positive difference for the natural world. “

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