News: First course of the PALRC completed

Participants in the five day short course on Protected Area Planning at Five Rivers Reserve, edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
Participants in the five day short course on Protected Area Planning at Five Rivers Reserve, edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The first course offered under the Collaboration banner has been completed.  The five day short course on Protected Area Planning was run in February by the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and undertaken in Hobart and as a field trip at the spectacular Five Rivers Reserve on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (http://www.tasland.org.au/permanent/five-rivers-reserve). There were 13 participants from a range of government and non-government organisations and private participants.  The short course can be taken on its own or as part of one of the University of Tasmania’s courses.

There were glowing comments from participants which included:

“I believe that every conservation practitioner needs to understand about Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation.  It shapes and sharpens how we plan the conservation interventions.  Following the course on Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation helps me to think more and more about how to develop strategic conservation planning.  This course is indeed a good investment for everyone working as conservation practitioner.” 

Intan Ritonga, Program Development Manager, The Nature Conservancy – Indonesia Program

‘The Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation course is one of the best I’ve been to. The course was well structured and ran exceptionally smoothly, as well as varied with presentations, exercise work and field trip components. It also brought together people with diverse experiences and knowledge of environmental reserve planning and management, which provided for excellent networking opportunities. I started implementing learnings from the course within the first week of returning, which was made all the more easy with the resources that were provided. I highly recommend the course to anyone developing conservation management plans.”

Lexie Webster, Senior Environmental Planner City Planning, City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Further information:
Mr Doug Humann, PALRC Development Director 0409 801 233
www.palrc.com
Twitter @PAcollaboration