National Parks and Protected Areas for the 21st Century

John Muir Conference 2014

Monday May 12 and Tuesday May 13, 2014

‘A time to evaluate the contribution that National Parks and Protected Areas make to society, focussing on the themes of Protecting, Engaging and Developing.’

John Muir was a Scots born conservation visionary of the 19th century and his legacy has helped to shape the development of national parks and protected areas around the world. 2014 marks the centenary of Muir’s death and Scotland’s year of Homecoming.

In his honour and as part of our Homecoming celebrations, Scotland’s National Parks and conservation bodies have come together to create a one-off conference that will explore our approaches to managing protected areas and national parks in the UK. Inspirational speakers will share innovative approaches to protecting, engaging and developing sensitive landscapes, and examine the viability of John Muir’s principles in the 21st century.

The conference will provide a unique opportunity to network with fellow professionals and practitioners.

Organised jointly by Scottish Natural Heritage, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Cairngorms National Park, the National Trust for Scotland, the John Muir Trust, Homecoming Scotland 2014 and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Venue: Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ

Further information

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A news story from the John Muir Trust is at:

www.johnmuirtrust.org/latest/news/80-chief-of-us-national-park-service-and-monbiot-to-address-conference