20th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture – National Parks Association of Queensland

20th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture

The Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture is held in memory and celebration of our founder, Romeo Lahey. There have been 19 memorial lectures to date, with the first being held the year after the passing of Romeo Lahey, who died in 1968. All previous Romeo Lahey Memorial Lectures can be read on the NPAQ website: https://npaq.org.au/rhl/

The 20th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture will take place this year on the 12th of November 2022 at Brisbane City Hall. Brisbane City Hall is a  venue of historical significance for NPAQ. The inaugural meeting of NPAQ was held by Romeo Lahey and his supporters in 1930 in what is now known as the Kedron room.

The speaker for our 20th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture is Dr Marc Hockings, who has lead development of research on management effectiveness evaluation of protected areas among many other professional achievements. Dr Hocking is Emeritus Professor in the school of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Queensland.

He is a long-term member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) through its World Commission on Protected Areas, Species Survival Commission and Commission on Ecosystem Management. He initiated as is leading the IUCN WCPA work on the Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas.

Dr Hockings’ presentation title for the 20th Romeo Lahey Memorial Lecture is; Quality Counts – making protected areas effective, equitable and successful. He will be focucing on the role of the IUCN’s Green List of Protected Areas in encouraging and measuring National Parks to reach good standards for management and what Australia at Queensland’s National Parks need to do to achieve the internationally acceptable standard.

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