World Heritage in the High Seas: An Idea Whose Time has Come

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he time has come for the conservation of the high seas and its outstanding universal value!

A new report launched by UNESCO titled World Heritage in the High Seas: An Idea Whose Time has Come, presents five sites that illustrate different ecosystems, from biodiversity-rich areas to the natural phenomena that can only be found in the depths of the ocean. It also explores three ways in which the protection of the Convention could be expanded to protect these zones in the high seas.

Political momentum is increasing to support the development of a new legally binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Click here and read the report: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/world_heritage_in_the_high_seas_an_idea_whose_time_has_come/#.V6Nf_mXmvEp

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