2017 MAB Youth Forum
7th Meeting of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves
The 7th Meeting of the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves and the 5th Training Course for Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserve Managers was held from 12 to 16 September 2017 at the Jeju World Natural Heritage Centre, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.
The purpose of the training course is to provide biosphere reserve managers with an opportunity to share experiences and build capacities for climate change adaption and achieving sustainable development.
In order to achieve the objectives of the training courses the following topics will be addressed: climate change impacts on island and coastal regions and good practices; renewable energy, ecotourism and eco-education programmes; regional marketing for biosphere reserves; and management policy and land-use planning.
The meeting was attended by Shafee Ali, Outreach Officer of Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve office and Abdulla Shibau, Managing Director of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund.