The 16 National Landscapes through their own Chairs, will drive the program and its outcomes. The Chairs will work with their committees and networks to drive activities in their local National Landscape and more broadly through protected area managers and local and state tourism bodies. The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area was listed as a National Landscape in 2013.
Dr Chantrill’s position as Chair of Chairs will oversee the 16 National Landscapes Chairs, and provide leadership across the country.
“Through this initiative, landscapes will be in control of their own destiny. The government has given support to Ecotourism Australia to provide project assistance to establish a clear work program, specific measures of success and development of a sustainable funding model. This will ensure the Landscapes program will continue in its role of supporting Australia’s world-class nature tourism destinations,” Dr Chantrill said.
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