The First World Congress on National Parks
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) First World Congress on National Parks was held in Seattle, Washington, June 30 – July 7, 1962. The conference focused on improving international understanding of national parks and encouraging the national park movement on a worldwide scale. Delegates from 63 countries discussed issues such as the effects of humans on wildlife, species extinction, trans-boundary parks, and tourism, as well as the practical problems of park management. Similar world conferences have been held every ten years since 1962.
Clemson University Special Collections Regional Director Lemuel (Lon) A. Garrison Papers