Stuart Cowell

Stuart Cowell


Keeping Special Places Special - Learning Workshops

Planning and adaptive management for protected areas using the Open Standards.

Registrations are now open for five-day Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshops in the;
Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (Monday 26th - Friday 30th June 2017).
Daintree National Park Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (Monday 10th - Friday 14th July 2017).

Using a well-proven adult learning approach, this intensive live-in course will give people a good understanding of how these tools can be directly used in their own work.

In association with;
Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration
Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute
James Cook University

We are all excited to share this opportunity and look forward to seeing you there.

Please also note;

Inaugural PALRC scholarships are now open

PALRC is pleased to announce its first scholarship round and thanks donors and supporters for enabling this to occur. PALRC is also supported through partnership funding from the Australian Government’s Director of National Parks.

Please find the Application form and details on applications at this link. Applications must be submitted by Friday 28 April 2017.

PALRC will receive applications in this Round 1 for students commencing courses in mid-2017. Courses are offered at four participating Australian universities along with two short courses concerning adaptive management of protected areas using the Open Standards for Conservation, being offered at the Blue Mountains and Wet Tropics world heritage areas. The courses for which the scholarships can be applied can be found at

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