Ceremonia de cierre

Sally Barnes, Director, Parks Australia, presents the Promise of Sydney to Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN.

(L-R): Michael Wright, NSW Deputy Chief Executive National Parks and Wildlife Service; Trevor Sandwith, IUCN Director; and Sally Barnes, Director, Parks Australia

Recipients of the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award pose with Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich, WCPA, and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General.

Sukianto Lusli, Burung Indonesia, receives the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award on behalf of Widodo Sukohadi Ramono, who was recognised for his work in several national parks of Indonesia, including Ujung Kulon National Park, the last home of the rare Javan rhino.

Peter Cochrane, Australia’s World Parks Congress Ambassador

Harvey Locke, conservationist, receives his award with a call to all concerned to sell "the world's most exciting product - intact nature" with pride and enthusiasm.

Cláudio C. Maretti, IUCN WCPA, calls for at least 30% protected areas in the Amazon, as he is recognised for his lifetime's work in Brazil.

Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend, IUCN Social Policy Programme, received the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award for lifetime achievement and leadership in conservation.

A representative of the Virunga National Park, DRC, receives the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award on behalf of all its rangers.

Yusup Cahyadin, Sukianto Lusli, and Agus Budi Utomo, Burung Indonesia, and Natasha Miller, The Nature Conservancy

Natasha Miller, The Nature Conservancy, presents the Kenton R. Miller Award recognizing innovation in conservation tools and approaches to Yusup Cahyadin, Sukianto Lusli, and Agus Budi Utomo, Burung Indonesia.

Sosthen Ndong Obiang, Agence Nationale Des Parcs Nationaux, Gabon, is welcomed with applause for his recognition of all rangers at WPC as "family."

(L-R): Sean Willmore, Thin Green Line; Jean Pierre Jobogo Mirindi, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Tiwonge Mzumara-Gawa, Museums of Malawi; Max Jenes, PAMS Foundation, Tanzania; Luigi Eybrecht, Bonaire National Marine Park; Bill Jackson, Parks Victoria; Natasha Miller, The Nature Conservancy; Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General; and Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich, IUCN WCPA

Tiwonge Mzumara-Gawa, Museums of Malawi (left), receives the International Young Conservationist Award from Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA).

Max Jenes, PAMS Foundation, Tanzania (left), receives the International Young Conservationist Award from Bill Jackson, Parks Victoria.

Jeff Koinange, Talk Show Host, Kenya Television Network

Adrian Steirn, award-winning wildlife photographer

Thomas Friedman, The New York Times, and Adrian Steirn, award-winning wildlife photographer

Beth Foster, Communications Vice-President, National Geographic Society

Penelope Figgis, Director, IUCN Australian National Committee

Rako Pasefika

High-level representatives after making their countries' commitments to the Promise of Sydney.

Daniela Benavides, Founder, conCIENCIA

Barbara Thomson, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Sergey Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, the Russian Federation (right)

Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment, Australia

Fouad Mohadji, Vice-President, the Comoros

Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President, Madagascar

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, IUCN

One of several musical performances on the importance of protecting natural resources during the closing ceremony.

Ta’Kaiya Blaney and Corrina Kelling

Daniela Benavides, Founder, conCIENCIA

Jessica Watson, Australian sailor

Duane Fraser, Traditional Owner and Indigenous Participation Program accompanied by his uncle and a didgeridoo player.

Jeffery Lee, Djok clan elder, who donated his ancestral land to Kakadu National Park and World Heritage Site.

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, IUCN, and Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich, Chair, IUCN WCPA

Australian didgeridoo player joins Fijian, Hawaiian, and Canadian musicians during the closing ceremony.

Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN

Zhang Xinsheng, President, IUCN