National parks and reserves

Discussion paper

5 Aug 2017

This paper is part of TTF’s contribution to the debate around how to conserve our natural areas while also unlocking the economic benefits that can be delivered by nature-based tourism.

Journal article

2 May 2015

New Zealand’s national parks are major attractions for tourism and recreation, while hosting other commercial activities considered compatible with that primary role, like grazing, commercial filming and renewable electricity production. Commercial activities can only be carried out according to the terms of legal documents referred...


14 Nov 2014

Feeling stressed and unhealthy? There's growing evidence that taking a walk in a park might be better than popping a pill.

New research to be released at the World Parks Congress in Sydney tonight highlights the health benefits of outdoor exercise in green spaces....


12 Aug 2014

Summary: Every five years, we publish an Outlook Report that examines the Great Barrier Reef’s health, pressures, and likely future.

The report is required under Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 (section 54) and aims to provide a regular and reliable means of...

Working paper

15 Aug 2007

This paper examines local engagement in management of both the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It outlines the results of a baseline survey about attitudes, perception, activities and knowledge of the natural environment of people living in western side of the Fitzgerald biosphere...


13 Jun 2007

Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal land, home to one of the oldest continuous cultures in the world. It is an internationally significant World Heritage Area, jointly managed with its Aboriginal traditional owners. Kakadu protects the entire catchment of a large tropical river, the South Alligator,...


24 Aug 2006

More than $5 billion was spent by the public sector in Australia on cultural activities in 2004-05, according to this ABS report. Governments in Australia gave the largest proportion of their total cultural funding to broadcasting and film ($1.2 billion) in 2004-05, followed by nature...

Briefing paper

15 Jul 2004

This report provided ​the first assessment of the value of national parks, marine parks and forests for tourism and recreation in Western Australia.



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