We are an independent, not-for-profit Institute based in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area of Australia.
We conduct research, collaborate worldwide and engage with communities to develop innovative strategies for conservation and sustainability.
As a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), we are part of a global community working to protect important natural areas around the world.
We acknowledge and pay our deepest respects to the Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal language groups as the traditional owners of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
WHY WE EXIST
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area of Australia is an awe-inspiring natural and cultural landscape of over a million hectares.
The exceptional biodiversity and ecosystems of the Blue Mountains provide clean air and water to the Greater Sydney region and a healthy escape into nature for over five million visitors a year.
Like most protected areas, the Blue Mountains region is threatened by climate change, development, wildfires, habitat loss and species extinction.
We respond to these threats by sharing knowledge and developing practical solutions for a sustainable future.
27 Oct 2020 - 30 Jun 2021