e-poster - Murdoch University

Initiative of University of Tasmania
Tasmanian Land Conservancy
James Cook, Charles Darwin & Murdoch Universities
Regional partners & supporters
• Fostering excellence in governance &
management of protected areas in Asia Pacific
& Oceania regions
• Postgraduate courses available at four
Australian universities from 2015
• Objectives are enhancing professionalism &
meeting global competency standards
• Courses are for protected area professionals &
community-based conservation practitioners
Image: Graeme Worboys, Forest
Rangers, Phong Kna Ke Bang NP
The need
Add map of regions
& PAs
Map courtesy of the United Nations Environment
Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre
• Region has many IUCN Category I-VI
protected areas
• Includes many marine protected areas,
community-managed conservation
areas & Australia’s Indigenous
Protected Areas
• All face pressures & provide for basic
life necessities
• Managers need professional
competencies, strong career paths &
skilled mentors
The opportunity & purpose
• The Protected Area Learning and Research Collaboration will:
• Provide regional support for protected area practitioners
• Build regional collaborations between universities, PA agencies & other
• Support objectives of IUCN
• Secure accreditation from bodies such as Global Partnership for
Professionalizing Protected Areas Management (GPPPAM)
• Provide accredited training programs throughout Asia Pacific & Oceania
Images: Arwen Dyer; Matthew Newton
2015 courses
• James Cook University, Murdoch University & University of Tasmania have
courses approved for 2015
• Graduate Certificates, Masters & short course (starting January 2015 at
University of Tasmania) are available
• Courses likely to extend to Charles Darwin University, Wildlife Institute of
India & University of South Pacific in 2015/16
• All courses address competencies from draft GPPPAM framework
How can you participate
• Enrol in a course yourself or
recommend someone for a
• Introduce us to other institutions
who might join our collaboration
• Introduce us to new partners
• Encourage your government agencies,
whether aid agency,
businesses, philanthropic sources &
government, park agency,
others to enrol people or provide
business, philanthropy or other
scholarship funds
• Come and visit us at Booth 66
next to the IUCN bookstore/ cafe
• Find out more: www.palrc.org
An inspiring solution?
Innovative and effective
Our Collaboration joins like minds within a defined
region of the world to share their strengths &
tackle a clear need for enhanced capacity
Evidence of implementation and impact
“Education is the most powerful weapon which
you can use to change the world” – Nelson
Applied elsewhere or more broadly
The collaboration is worth aligning with,
complementing or building elsewhere as it brings
people & institutions together for a common end
Image: Andrew Cambpell, Kakadu
National Park
What makes it work?
Components that lead to success
• A clear need
• A unity of purpose
Enabling factors
Image: Graeme Worboys, Short- tailed
• Visionary investors
• Broadly-based and competent committee members (we have ~30 people
on 3 committees from across Asia, Pacific & Oceania regions)

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