The island of La Gomera will be, most likely, declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO next July. This information has been confirmed today 8th of June by the head of the Worldwide Network of Biosphere Reserves, Miguel Cloüsner-Godott, through a video conference with the UNESCO head office in Paris in the celebration of the 2nd Sustainability in the Canary Islands Workshop celebrated in La Gomera.
“Most likely La Gomera will be declared Biosphere Reserve the dates 9th to 13th of July during the celebration of the International Coordination Board of the MAP programme in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris”, he declared.
After receiving this good news, the island’s president Casimiro Curbelo has declared that “La Gomera is celebrating this announcement. It is a desired prize to place our land where it deserves among international environments”. Other official source added that “after a long work we are one step ahead from reaching this important award by the UNESCO”.
The current workshop is part of the campaign of the Council with educative actions that promote supportive, fair and sustainable habits from citizens and companies. The aim is to increase the consciousness and commitment of the gomerans with the sustainability objetives and the defense of our natural resources.