Ensuring the Integrity, Vibrancy, and Persistence of Protected Areas.
Protected areas are critical repositories of natural and cultural resources, providing recreation and enjoyment to millions of individuals while contributing significant natural, ecological, cultural, scientific, recreational, and economic benefits to our society. Retaining these benefits requires ensuring their long-term existence, integrity, and vibrancy.
The Park Institute of America will work to ensure that concern for protected areas is at the forefront of national and international discourse, policy, and action. In order to meet this goal, the Institute will bring together and coordinate efforts of organizations working in support of protected areas to create an enhanced, collective impact.