Tom Munro is Team Manager for the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership. This is a cross-sectoral partnership established to conserve and enhance the nationally important, protected landscape of the Dorset AONB. The team works across a wide range of subject areas, from initiating land management, biodiversity and heritage conservation projects to advising on housing and other built development.
The outstanding Dorset landscape is the main driver for the area's significant tourism industry, bringing important inward investment on the one hand and environmental impacts on the other. The Dorset AONB Partnership encourages and facilitates tourism and other rural business which encourage the area's continued conservation and enhancement
Tom's academic background is in agroecology and sustainable land management and his cv includes roles including environmental consultant, agricultural contractor and farmers' market barrow boy.