Open Standards - Conservation Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop

PALRC, 31-Jan-2022 to 11-Feb-2022 / Online

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Registrations are open for an online Conservation Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop focusing on the diverse Liffey Valley, adjacent to the Tasmanian Wilderness WHA.

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

  • Who: The course is delivered under the Protected Areas Collaboration for Learning and Research with Conservation Management, and the University of Tasmania
  • Where: The course will be held virtually using platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom through 10 x 3-hour sessions.
  • When: The course will be delivered between January 31st 2022 – February 11th 2022.
  • Cost: Total Cost: $1,650.00 (inc. GST). Deposit $330 (inc. GST) payable on registration. The deposit becomes non-refundable if cancellation occurs after the 14th Jan,2022.

Course content

Introduce the concepts, steps and structures of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation by using the Liffey Valley as a case study to demonstrate its application. This area features World Heritage values set in a productive, diversely owned landscape. Participants will work in small teams to work through the entire adaptive planning and management cycle, and learn how to integrate these threads into a powerful, ongoing planning and management framework.


The knowledge gained is readily implemented and applicable for use in a diverse range of protected areas, including those managed by governments, non-government organisations, private landholders and Indigenous communities. This approach is also applicable to conservation projects and property planning and management at any scale. It is increasingly used by government and non-government agencies across diverse jurisdictions and geographies.

Further Information

Kumar +61 (0)438 450 787 (skumar@conservationmanagement.com.au)

Sasha Brightman +61 (0)488 292 794 (sbrightman@conservationmanagement.com.au)

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Want to learn more?

You can build on this training by enrolling in either the Graduate Certificate of Protected Area Planning or the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management. These two courses are offered by the University of Tasmania – you can study them by distance mode or on-campus in Hobart.

One of the units in these courses, KGA531 Protected Area Management Plans, includes this intensive, for which you can be given credit.

To inquire about these courses, email vm.adams@utas.edu.au

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