Capacity Building for Conservation

Students from the Masters of Environmental Management program at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, studying protected area management in the Blue Mountains.

Students from the Masters of Environmental Management program at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, studying protected area management in the Blue Mountains.

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute offers professional training, nature-based education and experiential learning programs. Our courses include:

  • Tertiary-level Educational Experience Programs in partnership with national and international universities, study abroad organisations, and local service providers.

  • Professional Training Programs for, and in partnership with, tourism providers operating in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

  • Tertiary-level and Professional Training Programs in partnership with the Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration www.palrc.com. For further information on Protected Area Management and resources, you can access the online community of practice webpage here.

Adaptive Management for Conservation - September 23-27, 2019

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute, in partnership with the Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration (PALRC), offers a five-day intensive training program that aims to give participants a good understanding of adaptive management tools through the internationally recognised Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. 

Now in its 3rd year, the Adaptive Management course provides an immersive, week-long learning experience for participants to gain an understanding of the theory and practice of adaptive management, particularly of protected areas, with approaches that can be applied to a wide range of situations. 

This year, the course will run from Sept 23-27 in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney.  

This is the one adaptive management course you should make time to attend. It will provide you with a clear and logical planning pathway applicable to any management, project or program plan writing task. If like many of us you are operating within an existing planning framework, you will need to allow yourself time afterwards to integrate the best practice provided with your organisations requirements. But the beauty of this course is that the steps outlined are so credible and complete that it’s a straight forward task to identify where and how they should apply in your own world.”  Wil Allen (participant in November 2018 course) Team Leader, Planning, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service.

For further details please download this flyer.

Dr Rosalie Chapple

Dr Rosalie Chapple

Scholarships are available through PALRC - apply by April 30: http://www.palrc.com/our-courses-2/scholarships/

Enquiries and expressions of interest: Dr Rosalie Chapple r.chapple@bmwhi.org.au

Watch the video below to see an overview of the November 2018 course:

NATURE FOR ALL 

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is a partner of the IUCN's #NatureForAll movement. This global initiative aims to build support for nature conservation around the world by promoting nature-based learning and human connections with the natural world. The movement is based on the belief that the more people experience nature, the more they will appreciate, and care for it. 

BMWHI's Dr Rosalie Chapple is a co-author of the #NatureforAll report, a synthesis of research that demonstrates the links between nature connection and our care for nature. The report can be downloaded  http://natureforall.global/why.

In May 2018 a declaration was drafted on the vital role of nature-based learning in promoting the wellbeing of people and the planet. That declaration can be viewed here

For more information on the #NatureForAll movement see http://natureforall.global.

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