UNESCO World Heritage Marine Managers Conference

08.27.16
WHO:

Renu Saini and Lillian Cheng

WHAT:

UNESCO World Heritage Marine Managers Conference

WHEN:

August 27, 2016 at

WHERE:

The Galápagos Islands

In the Galápagos, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will hold the third World Heritage marine site managers conference from August 27-31. The conference will focus on the challenges and successes of creating marine protected areas around the world. 

Program Officers Renu Saini and Lillian Cheng will share their experience working with grantees and other stakeholders to raise awareness and provide education on sustainable fishing in the Galápagos. Recently, the Galápagos Islands designated a third of its waters as “no-take zones” to protect against the damaging effects of over fishing and extractive activities.