Territorial Governance of Specific Sites

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Lake Bled, Slovenia

Member States are aware of the importance of the proper functioning of the intergovernmental programmes (such as MAB) and the Conventions (such as World Heritage) to fulfil their obligations and to ameliorate the management of their territories.

Clear needs of specific coaching and institutional capacity-building activities are emerging and UNESCO Venice is specifically asked to contribute to on-going processes. 

Durmitor National Park

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Durmitor National Park

The site of Durmitor National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1980 and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Tara River Basin was designated in 1976.

This breathtaking national park was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Along the Tara river canyon, which has the deepest gorges in Europe, the dense pine forests are interspersed with clear lakes and harbour a wide range of endemic flora. Proposals of hydropower projects constitute a potential threat to the National Park, threatening the values and integrity for which the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List - More

About governance

The global water situation is a crisis of governance Water resources will continuously diminish as a result of population growth, of pollution and of foreseeable climate change. At global scale, the challenge is to awaken the necessary political will to meet commitments concerning water resources and to avoid dealing with the subject with rhetorical declarations and grandiloquent promises…

Overview of activities

Regional capacity-building workshop on sustainable tourism development - Strendja Mountains (tbd) | Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage for Sustainable Development - Ohrid, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (December 2009)

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