WSR Nomination Process

Publié: 27 avril 2021
Dernière modification: 27 avril 2021

Each year, Save The Waves accepts one new World Surfing Reserve from surf communities all around the world. The application process requires significant work from local communities and their inquiry is based on the following core criteria: 

 

1) Quality and consistency of the wave(s);

2) Important environmental characteristics;

3) Culture and surf history;

4) Governance capacity and local support;

5) Priority Conservation Area

 

Each application is reviewed by an indepedent Vision Council made up of professionals in the conservation, business, nonprofit, and surf fields. Once the World Surfing Reserve is selected based on the rigorous criteria, they undergo the Stewardship Planning Process and the other building blocks to formally dedicate the World Surfing Reserve.

Classifications

Catégories
Partenariat
Renforcement de la cogestion
Évaluation, mesures d'efficacité et apprentissage
Planification de la gestion
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
Local
Mondial
Phase de la solution
Phase de planification
Phase de démarrage

Facteurs de réussite

  • Score highly in the WSR criteria (see above)
  • Excellent local support and capacity to carry out conservation projects
  • Excellent communication between Save The Waves and the applying World Surfing Reserve

Enseignements tirés

  • Local support is absolutely essential in a successful application
  • A diverse set of stakeholder involvement is needed for the program