“Ecosystem management for oyster beds” workshop

Event :
“Ecosystem management for oyster beds” workshop
Organizer :
BH Culture Authority
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Date :
7th November 2012 to 8th November 2012
Venue :
Arab Regional Center for World Heritage
Description :

In an examination of the relationship between Bahrain's oyster beds and the ecosystem, on 7th and 8th November the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, ARC-WH, will be hosting a workshop designed to highlight the importance of the regional ecosystem and the importance of the preservation of its oyster beds. The workshop brings together the Ministry of Culture and the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife in Bahrain, in coordination with the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for West Asia, UNEP-ROWA.

This is the first such workshop which combines strategy development and application for the preservation of Bahrain's oyster beds and pearling heritage. It is hoped that relevant solutions will be presented by the close of the sessions and that a comprehensive vision and coordinated strategy are developed for the conservation and management of the sources of local marine life. Similarly, the workshop aims to present appropriate methods for the local community's usage of its marine resources which is in line with the conservation of the ecosystem.

Workshop participation is varied and diverse with representatives of a number of international and environmental organisations taking part alongside Bahrain residents and ecological experts. It is important to note that the workshop and strategy development for the local ecosystem are beneficial to both the local community and economy by including long term economic benefits and preserving Bahrain's unique heritage and culture.

Enquiries and registration applications should be sent via email: oct2012@moc.gov.bh

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