Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute
The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is an independent not-for-profit organisation that brings together research, local communities and government agencies to support the conservation and management of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
We’re passionate about preserving our incredible World Heritage-listed environment, and working with BMWHI will allow us to learn more about our pristine backyard and work towards a sustainable future.
Together, we’ll help to conserve the Blue Mountains, educate and inform staff, and share knowledge with our visitors.
With BMWHI, we will do this in a number of ways:
- Fund a part time marketing & communications position to more effectively promote BMWHI’s vital research
- Support key BMWHI projects
- Provide staff with a greater understanding of ecology
- Support the development of an education program for the tourism industry
DID YOU KNOW?
- The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area was added to the World Heritage List in 2000 because of its outstanding natural values.
- There are over 340 flora and fauna species listed under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Over 170 of these are classified as vulnerable, 97 are endangered and 12 are critically endangered.
- The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is home to 440 different species of fauna including 23 which are classified as declining, and 65 as threatened under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.
- New plants and animals are likely to be discovered in the Blue Mountains. The Wollemi Pine, thought to be extinct, was discovered in the Blue Mountains in 1994; a tree species that has survived over 300 million years.