The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute offers 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
UP NEXT: November 5 - 10, 2018
This training program aims to strengthen capacities in the management of natural resources, particularly in the context of protected areas in the Asia-Pacific region.
The program is offered through the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute as part of the Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration and in partnership with the Wildlife Institute of India (a UNESCO Category 2 training centre).
A 6-day training course will be held in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, just inland of Sydney. This intensive live-in course will give participants a good understanding of adaptive management tools including the internationally recognised Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and monitoring techniques critical for making decisions about complex issues.
The course will explore the theory and practice of adaptive management using the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area as a case study with approaches that can be applied to a wide range of cultures and situations.
Participants will work in small teams to progress through an adaptive planning, monitoring and management loop, including field monitoring and integrating the data into the decision-making framework. Management issues will be explored to reveal underlying problems, to find ways of working with complex and seemingly intractable issues such as climate change.
Date: November 5-10, 2018
Location: Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia
Cost: AUD$3,000 (excl GST) including 7 nights accommodation, all meals, local transport & course materials.
Scholarships: Applications are due by 30 April 2018 for scholarships through Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration.
Additional funding support: Information about additional funding support will be provided after you have registered your interest.
Inquiries: Dr Rosalie Chapple, Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute.