Parks and nature advocates have long claimed that parks and other green environments play an important role in human health. Until recently however, the scientific assessment to support this claim has not been available.
There is now plenty of research to show that nature and natural surroundings have a positive impact on physical, psychological and social well-being. 
Within the various sections of this website you will find information and supporting research about: 

  • the health benefits of nature;
  • the importance of healthy ecosytems in human health;
  • how parks and protected areas contribute to vibrant healthy communities; and
  • economic benefits of parks and other green spaces.