#NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire, celebrate and restore love of nature. It is not an entity in itself but rather is a community of interested organizations and individuals who are inspired to work together to effect positive change. At its core is a very simple idea: the more people experience and share their love of nature, the more support and action there will be for its conservation.
Spearheaded by two Commissions of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, #NatureForAll is made up of almost 600 partners from around the world.
#NatureForAll is led by a group of committed core partners, who provide financial and strategic support : Parks Canada, Children & Nature Network, the Alana Foundation, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and IUCN’S World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication.
In 2021, a task force made up of #NatureForAll partners and members from the IUCN Commission on Education and Communications and the World Commission on Protected Areas developed the Ecological Pathways to Change: 2021 and Beyond and identified three priority areas, outlining the path forward for #NatureForAll.
#NatureForAll was created to help grow the important work each of its partners undertakes to connect people and nature exponentially. Rather than providing a “one size fits all” solution, #NatureForAll draws from how natural systems work to outline the organising principles moving forward. The following five pathways all come together to create a global ecology, with #NatureForAll acting as the facilitator that brings them all together.
#NatureForAll aims to foster enabling environments to reduce barriers and connect people with nature in different regions, contexts and realities. Through partnership, we share knowledge, strategies, and actions – amplifying our collective reach and impact to engage new audiences to connect with and fall in love with nature.
#NatureForAll helps connect people with nature so that the future is one in which everyone, everywhere, loves and cares for nature in the following ways, which are derived from the #NatureForAll publication Home to Us All: How Connecting with Nature Helps Us Care for Ourselves and the Earth.