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1 World Heritage Site Nomination for Bonaire Kalli De Meyer Fundashon pa Bon Koral – Coral Resource Management Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

2 World Heritage Sites There are currently 730 World Heritage Sites worldwide: n 563 cultural sites n 144 natural sites n 23 mixed cultural and natural sites n 9 marine sites

3 Global Strategy

4 Caribbean Sites 1982Old City of Havana - Cuba 1988Trinidad and Valley of Ingenios - Cuba 1997San Pedro de la Roca Caste, Satiago de Cuba - Cuba 1999Vinales Valley - Cuba 2000Archaeological landscape of first coffee plantations - Cuba 1990Colonial city of Santo Domingo - D.R 1982National Historic Park - Citadel, San Souci, Ramiers - Haiti 1999Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park - St Kitts + Nevis 1997Willemstad, inner city and harbour - Netherlands 2000St Geroge and fortifications – Bermuda, UK 1983La Fortaleza and San Juan historic site - Puerto Rico, USA 1996Belize Barrier Reef System - Belize 1999Desembarco del Granma National Park - Cuba 1997Morne Trois Pitons National Park - Dominica 2000Central Suriname Nature Reserve - Suriname

5 Global initiative u World Heritage Marine Biodiversity Workshop held in VietNam February 2002 u Identified 118 tropical marine sites for nomination u 17 marine areas in the Caribbean u Southern Caribbean Island Group put on the “priority list”

6 VietNam workshop 2002 “The workshop viewed this continental shelf cluster as highly important in terms of its biodiversity value. The area’s biodiversity importance lies in its high coral diversity relative to other areas in the region, population scale ecological attributes, and the particular qualities of Los Roques…”

7 International Workshop, Bonaire May 2003 Delegates from: Curacao, Bonaire Netherlands Antilles VenezuelaUNESCO World Heritage Centre TNC / Kalli De Meyer Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

8 Outcomes of workshop Name: Name: LAS ISLAS DEL CARIBE SUR Type:Marine Transboundary nomination Area:Curacao, Bonaire, Las Aves, Los Roques Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

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10 Comisión Nacional de Cooperación con la UNESCO(Venezuela) Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

11 Comisión Nacional de Cooperación con la UNESCO(Venezuela) Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

12 Outcomes of the workshop n Conservation International pledged to run a Rapid Assessment Protocol in 2003/4 in support of the nomination n The Nature Conservancy have pledged their support n Environmental Defense expressed keen interest and donated funds towards the next meeting Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

13 Outcomes of the workshop Ongoing activities: n Brochure n Web site (www.islascaribe-sur.org) n Publicity n Discussion group n Tentative list application Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

14 Islas del Caribe Sur What makes this Transboundary site special: n New ! F Only 2 other proposed marine transboundary nominations: F Galapagos – Cocos Islands seascape F Pacific Line Islands (Kiribati, Cook Islds, Fr Polynesia) n Unique area in the Caribbean Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

15 Islas del Caribe Sur What makes this Transboundary site special: n True oceanic islands n Deep water trench n Biodiversity “hot spot” n High endemism (especially in deep water) Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

16 Comisión Nacional de Cooperación con la UNESCO (Venezuela) MARCO GEOTECTONICO Y GEOPOLITICO DE LOS ARCHIPIELAGOS LOS ROQUES (Parque Nacional ) y LAS AVES. Dr. H. Pérez Nieto. CNO Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

17 Islas del Caribe Sur What makes this Transboundary site special: n Fringing coral reefs n Extensive seagrass – mangrove systems n Strong history of conservation n Off shore component Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

18 Islas del Caribe Sur CHALLENGES: n Not been done before n Need to create bilateral agreements for co- operative conservation and management n Lack of similar “model” agreements n Difficult political situation in Venezuela Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

19 Islas del Caribe Sur CHALLENGES: n Involves 3 countries: Antillean, Venezuelan and Netherlands / 5 governments n Language and cultural barriers n Crosses several jurisdictions n Requires joint management body Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

20 Islas del Caribe Sur CHALLENGES for BONAIRE: n Urgent solution needed for sewerage waste disposal n Construction guidelines need to be implemented n Fish protected areas need to be established n BNMP needs to have a Management Plan n Buffer areas (terrestrial and marine) need to be set up Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

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22 Islas del Caribe Sur BENEFITS for BONAIRE: n We are learning what marine life has always known … there are no barriers in the sea n Transboundary species include: dolphin, turtle, conch and many species of fish Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

23 Islas del Caribe Sur BENEFITS for BONAIRE: n Underscores the importance of nature and culture to our islands n Elevates conservation (Bonaire would rank alongside the Galapagos and Great Barrier Reef) n Tourism: inestimable value in marketing Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

24 Islas del Caribe Sur BENEFITS for BONAIRE: n Underscores the importance of nature and culture to our islands n Elevates conservation (Bonaire would rank alongside the Galapagos and Great Barrier Reef) n Tourism: inestimable value in marketing Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

25 Islas del Caribe Sur BENEFITS for BONAIRE: n Underscores the importance of nature and culture to our islands n Elevates conservation (Bonaire would rank alongside the Galapagos and Great Barrier Reef) n Tourism: inestimable value in marketing Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

26 Islas del Caribe Sur BENEFITS for BONAIRE: n Gives us the impetus to do things we knew needed to be done F Fisheries Ordinance F Nature legislation F Extending BNMP to 12 mile zone F Establishing NTMRs Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

27 Islas del Caribe Sur BENEFITS for BONAIRE: n Protects traditional use: local fishing n Allows us to share resources and knowledge with Venezuela n Enhances legal protection Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

28 Islas del Caribe Sur BENEFITS for BONAIRE: n Protects traditional use: local fishing n Allows us to share resources and knowledge with Venezuela n Enhances legal protection Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

29 Islas del Caribe Sur BENEFITS for BONAIRE: n Protects traditional use: local fishing n Allows us to share resources and knowledge with Venezuela n Enhances legal protection F combating poaching, pollution, illegal fishing Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

30 Islas del Caribe Sur Protecting our nature and culture for our children and our children’s children … Transboundary UNESCO World Heritage nomination: Islas del Caribe Sur

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