World Surfing Reserves proactively identifies, designates and preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and surrounding environments around the world. The program serves as a global model for preserving wave breaks and their surrounding areas by recognizing and protecting the key environmental, cultural, economic and community attributes for surfing areas through stewardship planning and local legislation.
This talk examines local legal frameworks for wave protection through the case studies of Huanchaco, Peru, Bahia de Todos Santon, Mexico and Punta de Lobos, Chile.
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About the speaker
Nik Strong-Cvetich is the Chief Executive Officer of the Save The Waves Coalition. There he leads and guides new strategic vision for the coalition with an eye toward growth. He directs programmatic aspects of the World Surfing Reserves, Endangered Waves and Surfonomics programs, focusing on sites in Chile, Peru, Mexico, Indonesia and Santa Cruz, USA. He also works on creating strategic partnerships to more effectively achieve the mission.
Nik also teaches graduate level classes on Environmental Non-Profit Management and Water Issues on the Central Coast of California.