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…An application is being prepared to go to UNESCO in January 2017.
Perhaps you, or a representative institution that you know, would like to consider supporting this application, by providing a letter or endorsing a…
Resolution for a Salish Sea World Heritage Site
“WHEREAS the Salish Sea is an ecologically, economically, and culturally rich area which provides critical marine habitat, biodiversity and essential ecosystems that are of as much importance to nature as to the peoples, regions and nations which reside alongside this unique ocean environment;
and WHEREAS there is an increasing call by many nations of the world to find ways to meet the challenges of climate change, to restore our oceans and to work in partnership with First Peoples everywhere;
and WHEREAS the Prime Minister and Government of Canada has invited applications to be submitted for places exemplifying the outstanding universal values embraced by World Heritage Sites; the historical, cultural and natural places of significance that may be found in our country and along our borders;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we support the application for the Salish Sea to be considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as 2017 begins; and urge immediate action from local, provincial and federal governments in furtherance of this initiative and in partnership with all First Nations and interests.”
(….a similar Resolution particular to the Salish Sea and the United States, is available on request.)
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Thank you for your interest and consideration. Should you have additional questions or require further information please do not hesitate to be in touch.
…interim Director, Salish Sea Trust