The Conversation article: Climate change will strike Australia’s precious world heritage sites and Indigenous knowledge is a key defence

Published: 15/02/2024

Bringing climate science and Indigenous knowledge systems together promises to produce better results for heritage protection as the climate changes. CMS member Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas co-developed a climate change “toolkit” for World Heritage properties with site managers and Traditional Owners, to address these threats to Australia’s unique and special places of global significance, so their World Heritage values can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Read 'The Conversation' article co-authored by Dr Melbourne-Thomas:

Read the related research paper:

Melbourne-Thomas J, Lin BB, Hopkins M, Hill R, Dunlop M, MacGregor N, Merson SD, Vertigan C, Donegan L, Sheppard M, Meyers J, Thomas L, Visschers L, McNeair B, Syme L, Grant C, Pedrocchi N, Oakley P, Stevens A, Rose D, Rose E, Gould J, Locke J, Maybanks L & Ireland T (2024). Building capacity for climate adaptation planning in protected area management: Options and challenges for World Heritage. Biological Conservation, 290.

University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
© copyright Centre for Marine Socioecology 2024
About this site