Employment Opportunity – Marketing and Communications Manager

Job Description  The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is seeking an energetic, personable and purpose-driven person for the role of part time Marketing and Communications Manager. The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is an NGO which works with government, universities, local business and communities to better understand the threats to…

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Keeping Special Places Special – Planning & Adaptive Management for Protected Areas

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Registrations are open for a five-day Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. 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. The…

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Corridors and Connectivity in the Great Eastern Ranges

On 10 December, the Institute’s Programme Director Rosalie Chapple presented at the Great Eastern Ranges’ Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala partnership (K2W)’s Annual Forum at Jenolan Caves. The K2W partnership brings together landholders and community groups to protect and restore natural connections for native plants and animals in the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala…

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‘Not just polar bears. Climate change as a social justice issue’

The Institute was pleased to co-host the Evatt Foundation dinner at The Carrington Hotel in Katoomba on October 17. Guest speaker Professor Lesley Hughes, one of Australia’s foremost experts on climate change, provided a lucid reminder of issues related to climate change in the lead up to 2015 United Nations…

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Renew Your Business – free information night.

Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Co-op hosting: How solar can benefit Blue Mountains businesses, Wed 25th Nov, 2015, 6-8:30pm, The Ballroom, The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. http://bmrenew.org/  

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‘Fire stories – a lesson in time.’, evaluation report

The documentary film, Fire Stories—A Lesson in Time (see http://www.fire.bmwhi.org.au/), was locally produced as a community engagement tool to raise awareness about the risk of fire, through presenting the narrative of a devastating bushfire event in Blue Mountains townships in 1957. The film was released in 2013 just months before similarly…

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Invitation: Report on evaluation of ‘Fire Stories’.

‘Fire Stories – a lesson in time.’ How effective was this film in bushfire risk communication? Invitation to report on Fire Stories evaluation (1)  

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Zoology on the table: the science, sustainability and politics of eating animals

Royal Zoological Society NSW Annual Forum –  Australian Museum, William Street, Sydney (enter via top William St entrance) Forum event 7th Nov- Zoology on the table – Royal Zoology Society NSW Forum 2015 – (1)

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Promoting GBM World Heritage

Journal article: Promoting the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area: environmental presentation within tourist brochures http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DnpmzeqgQ7TjwIvSM6rc/full

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Blue Mountains Local Environmental Plan – consequences for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Current Blue Mountains Local Environment Planning controls are critical to ensuring development does not impinge negatively on the surrounding World Heritage Area; that human use is harmonised as far as possible with the World Heritage values of the area.  BMWHI LEP Report FV 17.5.13 In March 2006 NSW Local Councils…

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