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Pammerjo
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Pammerjo
(@Pammerjo)
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Call me paranoid, but I feel as though trump may be eyeing St. John for another of his golf courses. This fills me with dread for this, the most pristine of our Virgins. If it comes to that I will fight tooth and nail to stop it.

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Posted : June 22, 2017 6:50 am
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

maybe i didnt read it thoroughly but i didnt see mention of the one s that have already been removed by previous administrations without a whimper from anyone

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Posted : June 22, 2017 10:52 am
Gator's Mom
(@Gator's_Mom)
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The US has not withdrawn any sites from the UNESCO biosphere reserve previous to 2017. This is a first.

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/biosphere-reserves/withdrawal-of-biosphere-reserves/

maybe i didnt read it thoroughly but i didnt see mention of the one s that have already been removed by previous administrations without a whimper from anyone

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Posted : June 22, 2017 4:56 pm
speee1dy
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Islander

t the same time, the council approved requests by the U.S. and Bulgaria to remove some of those countries’ biosphere reserves from the official list. The U.S. withdrew 17 sites (out of the country’s previous total of 47 sites), and Bulgaria withdrew three. Prior to this year, a total of 18 sites had been removed from the program since 1997, by seven countries.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/unesco-new-biosphere-reserves-us-withdraws-reserves/

this shows that 18 sites had previously been removed . not biosphere specific i would think. but i didnt make my comment to be specific to biospehere

https://skift.com/2017/05/13/montenegros-unesco-site-may-lose-status-due-to-overtourism/

interesting , loosing status due to too many tourists

The US has not withdrawn any sites from the UNESCO biosphere reserve previous to 2017. This is a first.

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/biosphere-reserves/withdrawal-of-biosphere-reserves/

maybe i didnt read it thoroughly but i didnt see mention of the one s that have already been removed by previous administrations without a whimper from anyone

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Posted : June 22, 2017 6:39 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

http://en.unesco.org/news/20-sites-added-unesco-s-world-network-biosphere-reserves

this shows 20 were added

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Posted : June 22, 2017 6:42 pm
JohnnyU
(@JohnnyU)
Reputable Member

Please tell me how withdrawing form the UNESCO will affect the National Park Designation of STJ and run by the NPS as it was before the pull out?

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Posted : June 22, 2017 6:42 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/unesco-adds-23-world-biosphere-reserve-sites-us-removes-17/

that was the wrong list, this one shows 23 were added

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Posted : June 22, 2017 7:03 pm
Gator's Mom
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Prominent Member

At a high level, designation as a UNESCO site can help with public relations and external fundraising key-messaging for support. It can point out the relevance of the park/site and its importance as a place in a comparative global context.

To the average person, the designation sounds good but probably is meaningless.

It no way affects the ongoing operation of the park.

We don't know why the VI National Park lost designation despite the headline.

Please tell me how withdrawing form the UNESCO will affect the National Park Designation of STJ and run by the NPS as it was before the pull out?

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Posted : June 22, 2017 7:43 pm
rotorhead
(@rotorhead)
Noble Member

Just part of severing UN entanglements. Doesn't affect anything.

Get us out of the UN!

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Posted : June 22, 2017 8:05 pm
Gumbo
(@Gumbo)
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Just part of severing UN entanglements. Doesn't affect anything.

Get us out of the UN!

I second that motion (tu)

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Posted : June 22, 2017 11:25 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

and gators mom, you did read the part where at least 18 had been removed before , right?

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Posted : June 23, 2017 10:58 am
Gator's Mom
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Prominent Member

Not by the US but by other countries. You referred to other administrations in the post I responded to - wasn't that a US reference?

and gators mom, you did read the part where at least 18 had been removed before , right?

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Posted : June 23, 2017 12:47 pm
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