Sharing management best practices at Komodo National Park
While perhaps best known for the Komodo Dragon, the Komodo National Park marine World Heritage site is also home to a stunning array of corals, fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals. From 1 to 8 December 2017, the World Heritage Marine Programme brought together experts from Glacier Bay National Park (USA), the Great Barrier Reef (Australia), Indonesia and the Komodo National Park (Indonesia) to assist with the preparation of an updated management plan for Komodo's ocean areas. The exchanges focused on increasing climate resilience and fisheries health, and mitigating impacts from cruise ship tourism. This kind of international cooperation is a hallmark of the World Heritage marine managers network.