Dr Marc Hockings 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 and is leading the IUCN WCPA work on the Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas.
His presentation is titled Quality counts – making protected areas effective, equitable and successful. He will be addressing: The role of IUCN’s Green List of Protected Areas in encouraging and measuring National Parks to reach good standards of management and what Australia and Queensland’s National Parks need to do to achieve the internationally acceptable standard.