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Wednesday, October 5 • 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Restoring Wild Places | Misool Foundation (Corals)
Misool Foundation, based in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, safeguards the most biodiverse reefs on Earth through the empowerment of local communities, providing a structure by which they are able to reclaim their traditional tenureship of reefs.

At the core of their operation is the belief that sustainable tourism and community-based conservation are mutually beneficial. They seek to demonstrate to local hosts, government, and guests that sustainable tourism can provide a better life than logging, mining, or overfishing.

The Misool Foundation team manages a suite of conservation programmes which combine marine governance, waste management, community empowerment and species conservation. They protect biodiverse marine environments while consistently delivering measurable conservation results.

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Virly Yuriken

Chairperson, Misool Foundation
Virly Yuriken is the Chairperson of Misool Foundation, helping lead and manage a 300,000-acre marine reserve and an extensive network of recycling hubs. As Chairperson, Virly works side by side with communities, governments, donors, and her team to protect the world's richest reef... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2022 2:20pm - 2:40pm PDT
Blue Stage (Virtual)