From 25 to 29 November 2019, the World Heritage Marine Programme is organizing a workshop in the Komodo National Park (Indonesia) in support of the marine management of the World Heritage site.
While perhaps best known for the Komodo Dragon, the Komodo National Park is also home to a stunning array of corals, fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals.
The workshop will bring together key expertise from the UNESCO marine World Heritage network, including the Great Barrier Reef (Australia), Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) and Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Philippines). The workshop will focus on how to use the Outstanding Universal Value as the guidance star at the centre of a site’s management system, marine monitoring and research, sharing benefits equitably, and marine zoning.
The World Heritage List includes 50 marine sites across 37 nations. Local managers at these sites have confronted every imaginable problem facing our temperate and tropical oceans, and many have created leading edge solutions. Tapping the vast expertise contained within the network helps accelerate achieving sustainable marine protected areas in the framework of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Expertise is shared from across the network through site-to-site field visits, e-communication and tri-annual global managers conferences.
For more information about the World Heritage marine managers network: http://whc.unesco.org/en/marine-managers/