Join the CaveMAB Network for a free, international webinar, Sustainable Tourism Solutions in Cave and Karst Biosphere Reserves, on November 6, 2023.
The webinar will be held in recognition of the UNESCO International Day of Biosphere Reserves as we take “inspiration from of the solutions already implemented in BRs to build genuinely sustainable development everywhere, with full respect for nature and for the living world.” We are also pleased to be a part of the 2023 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, USA (NCKMS www.nckms.org).
We will hear from three specialists followed by a moderated Question & Answer session.
8:00 CST (15:00 CET) The CaveMAB Network – Lee Anne Bledsoe, Mammoth Cave Biosphere Region, Western Kentucky University, USA
8:20 (15:20) Measuring and Managing the Social Impacts of Tourism in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves – Dr. Kelly Cerialo, Professor, Paul Smiths College, Champlain Adirondacks Biosphere Network, USA
8:50 (15:50) Best practices in cave tourism sustainability: examples from Brazil – Dr. Heros Lobo, Associated Professor at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil and Associate Director (2022-2026) of the International Show Caves Association (ISCA).
9:30 (16:30) Life on Cerknica Lake: past, present, future – Dr. Natasa Ravbar, Senior Research Associate, Karst Research Institute of Slovenia
10:00 (17:00) Panel Discussion – Moderators, Rosana Cerkvenik and Borut Peric, Karst and Reaka River Biosphere Reserve, Slovenia
10:30 (17:30) Next Steps – Clayton Lino, Coordinator of International Cooperation for the Mata Atlântica BR and the Brazilian Network of BR
To join online, Register at: https://wku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvc-2upjwsE9CFKUl123jfNv7VtmMg2cWz
We are looking sharing sustainable tourisms solutions with you!