“ We are the link between the older generation and the future generation. With human demand for natural resources constantly growing, we are faced with the daunting task of ensuring the survival of mankind without compromising that of biodiversity. Monika, Go4BioDiv Messenger 2008, Namibia
“ I am an islander, and the ocean is a part of my life. Without the ocean, I would not know who I am. The ocean was there when we were born into this nation and it has nurtured us with the food and resources that we need to live and survive in this world. Go4BioDiv Messenger 2012 Heather Ketebengang, Palau, Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, new marine World Heritage site since 2012
“ The GBRMPA have developed the program, "Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRA)" for the Indigenous Traditional Owners of the GBR. This agreement is based on the traditional / cultural usage, monitoring and management of marine biological resources such as green sea turtle and dugong - both migratory species in the GBR.. Go4BioDiv Messenger 2012 Galvin,GBR, Australia
“ The Ocean means many things for me and my community, without it the world we live in wouldn't be awesome, it would be life less. The oceans provide so many Eco system services and abundant aquatic life while providing livelihoods. The Oceans for many its just a way of life to live by the sea, but me it a different world one to cherish and marvel. Go4BioDiv Messenger 2012, Marlon, Belize Barrier Reef
Thank you UNESCO Marine WH Programme for your support! Thank you for your attention!