Parks Research Group


Parks and Protected Areas Research Group (PPARG)

The Parks and Protected Areas Research Group (PPARG) of the Institute for Environmental Sustainability is an amalgamation of interested researchers and practitioners that place focus on sustainability issues around parks and other protected land areas.

PPARG is committed to promoting research initiatives that answer important questions about protected spaces. This group brings together interested individuals and provides a forum for discussion and dissemination of research and seeks to raise awareness about protected areas. Issues about environmental and/or human use management, biodiversity and conservation, environmental education and sustainability initiatives are a few areas of interest. PPARG conducts meetings and seminar presentations.

For further information please contact Barbara McNicol, chair of the PPARG,

If you wish to become a member please email

IES National Parks Research Group