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Collaboration with Lincoln University of New Zealand Print Collaboration with Lincoln University of New Zealand

Collaboration with Lincoln University of New Zealand

Park Management Training Programme - Lincoln International

This programme was initiated to provide training for the staff of the Forest Department, other government agencies and those in tourism related industry  in the following areas:-

Official launching of Conservation and
Ecotourism Management Certificate on
24 August 1999 at Kuching Hilton Hotel
  • Protected Area Management
  • Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Ecology and Wildlife Management
  • Interpretation, Communication
  • Applied Social Science
  • Parks and Reserves Engineering


To develop a training programme that will

  • enhance the knowledge and broaden the skills of the trainees in the management of national parks, wild life and tourism; and
  • award successful students with a Certificate in Conservation and Ecotourism Management by Lincoln University.

Target Groups

  1. Staff of Forest Department
  2. Staff from Ministry of Tourism (MOT), Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and private tour agencies
  3. Applicants from Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and ASEAN countries


The training emphasizes three principles:

  1. to safeguard the resources against impairment or destruction;
  2. to apply ecological management techniques to neutralize the influence of users;
  3. to plan comprehensively with all parties involved so as to ensure that the park is used in ways appropriate to the delicate balance between conservation and uses.

The Curriculum

Modular Design

  • Five modules, each of six weeks at the Forest Training School/Agriculture Institute:
    1. Protected Area Management (Module One)
    2. Recreation and Tourism Management (Module Two)
    3. Foundation of Ecology and Wildlife Management (Module Three)
    4. Interpretation, Communication and Applied Social Science (Module Four)
    5. Parks and Reserves Engineering (Module Five)
  • Research Essay

After every six weeks, the trainees will go back to work at their stations for at least eight weeks.

Training Courses

The training courses consist of the following:

  1. Training Sessions: where the content may be more conceptual in nature but will have a strong applied focus.
  2. Field Visits: where the main aim will be for the trainees to participate in experimental learning in an environment that is quite familiar to them.
  3. Training Exercises: based on the material in the training session and the field visit, the trainees will be required to deliver a presentation on a special topic.

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    A formal Class Session with a Lecturer  from New Zealand Study trip to Sarawak Cultural Village Students with Lecturer during Computer Session

Entry Qualification

Selection of candidates for training:

  1. minimal 3 years working experience in parks management.
  2. competence in English i.e. writing and speaking.
  3. preferably below 40 years old.

Teaching Venue

The venue for teaching the Certificate and Diploma courses is at:

Lincoln Training Program
c/o Forest Training School
Km 20 Kuching-Serian Road
93250 Kuching

Personnel From Lincoln International

  • Park & Recreation Training Specialist: Dr. Pat Devlin, Reader in Parks & Recreation, Lincoln University
  • Parks & Tourism Specialist: Dr. David Simmons, Reader in Tourism, Lincoln University
  • Parks & Reserves Engineering Specialist: Dr. Tim Davies, Professor of Natural Resources Engineering, Lincoln University
  • Programme Co-ordinator: Mr. Michael E. Meredith

For more detail on the programme, please visit
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For enquiries pertaining to application procedure, training fees and others, please contact us