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Presentations IX Meeting - Gouritz Cluster

General presentations

1. UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. Miguel Clusener-Godt, MAB Programme, UNESCO

2. The MaB programme in Spain. Virginia Estévez, National Parks Autonomous Body, Ministry for the Ecological Transition (Spain)

3. Major Activities of World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves 2018-2019. Kwang Sub Jang, Jeju Secretariat (Republic of Korea)

TOPIC 1: Biodiversity management, resilience, and ecosystem restoration

4. The Value of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves as a Source of Carbon Sink (Research Proposal). Dai-Yeun Jeong, Jeju Secretariat (Republic of Korea)

5. Managing imbalanced environments towards an ecologically and socially harmonious state. Amaany Habeeb, Conservation Officer, Fuvahmulah Nature Park Ministry of Environment Maldives (Republic of Maldives)

6. Coastal wetlands, coexistence with sun and beach tourism. New chalenges facing climate change in the BR of Fuerteventura. Tony Gallardo, Fuerteventura BR (Spain)

7. In search of balance: the Gouritz Cluster BR and invasive alien plants. Ms Wendy Crane and Ms Luami Zondagh, Gouritz Cluster BR

TOPIC 2: Environmental vectors (energy, water and waste) and climate change

8. “Zero Plastiko Urdaibai”. An initiative in relation to public awareness about waste on the littoral of Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve (Basque Country). Manu Monge-Ganuzas, Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve (Spain)

TOPIC 3: Marine management

9. Marine Research and Conservation in the Islands and Coastal Areas. Dr. Bum Sik Min, Korea National Park Service (Republic of Korea)

TOPIC 4: Population and local development

11. The Green Commander Islands. Barsukova Anastasia, the Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve (Russia)

12. Facing climate change through food local production and public awareness. Carlos Vales, Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo

13. To inform and inspire people of all ages through hands on education. Mr Bevan Thomas, Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve, South Africa

TOPIC 5: Tourism

14. Evolution of beach surface availability in a context of overpopulation and climate change. Menorca Island 1956-2018. David Carreras, Socioenvironmental Observatory of Menorca BR (Spain)

15. Gran Canaria Biosphere Reserve. ECOTOUR Project. Ricardo Haroun, Gran Canaria BR (Spain)

16. The Great Sandy Biosphere. Sheila Charlesworth, Great Sandy Biosphere Management Committee (Australia)


a) The WNICBR Work plan (2018-2022)

b) The Zero Plastic Working Group

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