Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute

We are an independent, not-for-profit Institute based in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area of Australia.

We conduct research, collaborate worldwide and engage with communities to develop innovative strategies for conservation and sustainability.

As a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), we are part of a global community working to protect important natural areas around the world.

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

The Institute offers a range of educational programs, including higher education, professional development (especially for protected area managers) and public engagement. Our courses emphasize experiential and nature-based learning, and key delivery partners are the Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration (PALRC) and the Master of Environmental Management program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Courses are designed to build leadership and capacity in conservation in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Click below to find out more about our two adaptive management conservation courses.