Sydney Olympic Park has recently finished hosting a once-in-a-decade event, the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) World Parks Congress.
It was an incredible week in the Park, where international environmental leaders and professionals gathered to share knowledge, innovation and inspire one another on nature conversation and human health and prosperity.
As part of our role in hosting the Congress, free informative tours were put on for Congress delegates to showcase the natural assets and management practices at Sydney Olympic Park that balance human well-being and conservation.
In fact, over 300 delegates took part in tours led by Sydney Olympic Park Authority staff:
- Wake up with the Birds tour – participants were taken to three wetlands in Sydney Olympic Park to enjoy some bird watching
- Wetland restoration tour – participants learnt about mangrove and tide management
- Restoration Ecology tour – participants viewed habitats created for the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog and learnt about waste management
- Heritage train tour – participants had the option to jump on a train and experience the cultural and natural significant of Newington Armory
- Morning Healthy Walks – participants enjoyed a brisk morning walk through our parklands, this was provided in partnership with Parks Victoria