This session aims to discuss what is beyond protected areas and their governance in face of the UNESCO required criteria for recognition of World Heritage mixed sites. From this perspective, this session will discuss living cultural and natural heritage linkages and the uncertainty of the permanence of these areas as World Heritage.
Bruno Coutinho (Brazil)
Siyu Qin, Doctoral Researcher in Conservation Biogeography at the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Rachel Golden Kroner (US), Environmental Governance Fellow, Conservation International
Topic: Protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement as a threat to iconic protected areas: implications of impermanence for world heritage sites.
Candido Pastor (Bolivia), Technical Manager for Conservation International-Bolivia.