The Blue Mountains of Australia are over a million hectares of exceptional biodiversity, abundant wilderness and stunning topography, recognised globally for their outstanding natural and cultural heritage values. The ecosystems of the Blue Mountains serve clean air and water to Greater Sydney while providing a healthy escape into nature for over 8 million visitors a year. 

Like most protected areas, the ecosystems of the Blue Mountains are threatened by the global issues of climate change, bushfires, habitat loss and species extinction. We work to understand, share knowledge and respond to these threats, developing practical solutions for the complex challenges of conservation and sustainable living.

About the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute

We are an independent, not-for-profit Institute with a mission to advance world heritage conservation and share our knowledge for the universal good.

Since 2004 we’ve worked collaboratively around Australia and across the globe with governments, universities, businesses and communities to research, educate, engage and adapt to change. 

As a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is part of a global community working to protect important natural areas around the world. 

We acknowledge the Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal language groups as the traditional owners of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. 


HOW WE HELP

Community outreach

Fire Stories: Living with Risk  is a documentary about the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires and the recovery of the community afterwards.

Fire Stories: Living with Risk is a documentary about the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires and the recovery of the community afterwards.

Research

We manage research programs with an aim to share knowledge and enhance management, policy and conservation.  Learn more →

We manage research programs with an aim to share knowledge and enhance management, policy and conservation. Learn more →

Education & Training

We provide a range of experiential, nature-based education and professional training courses.  Learn more →

We provide a range of experiential, nature-based education and professional training courses. Learn more →


NEWS & EVENTS


LATEST PROGRAM UPDATES

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute has partnered with the Low Carbon Living Co-operative Research Centre to develop the Low Carbon Living Program which supports households, businesses and communities to lower their carbon footprint.  


JOIN US

Do you live or work in the Blue Mountains? Or just like to visit?

Become a corporate sponsor or a regular donor and help keep the Blue Mountains beautiful.



The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is proudly supported by:

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Video footage filmed by Daniel Merson. Dingo and marsupial footage filmed at Secret Creek sanctuary.

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