Monday, June 6, 2016

Jaeger-LeCoultre highlights its partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme with Tides of Time Exhibition

To mark World Oceans Day on Wednesday June 8th, Jaeger- LeCoultre is presenting an exhibition about its Tides of Time partnership with UNESCO in major cities around the world, including Geneva, Shanghai, Singapore, Moscow, Miami, and São Paulo. Since 2008, the Grande Maison and UNESCO have worked hand in hand to help conserve the 47 marine sites that appear on the World Heritage List.

In Miami, the exhibition will be on display at the Jaeger -LeCoultre’s Miami Design District Boutique from June 8th to 13th - including a special event on June 8th at 10.30am with guest speaker Alan Scott, Chief of Resource Education and Interpretation of the Everglades National Park, which is one of the 47 World Heritage Marine sites and a U.S. National Park.

The activities undertaken in the sites will be on show in Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutiques through examples of the work conducted by UNESCO with the support of Jaeger- LeCoultre, visitors will gain a grasp of the threat s these natural treasures face and an understanding of the positive impact made by UNESCO and its local partners. The Tides of Time partnership is an essential initiative that will help ensure the sustainability of these unique ocean ecosystems.
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park_Philippines © UNESCO_Fanny Douvere
Among the projects presented is Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica where surveillance vessels financed by Jaeger-LeCoultre now enable the park to better counter illegal fishing which pillages the oceans of species in danger of extinction. At Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, Jaeger- LeCoultre supported an exploratory expedition of this largely unexplored site. In the Great Barrier Reef, in Australia, technical support to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre helped establish a 30- year plan geared toward the long -term protection of the largest coral system on earth.

For the past eight years, Jaeger- LeCoultre has been committed to supporting UNESCO in striving to protect the marine treasures on the World Heritage List . Destruction of ecosystems through illegal fishing, pollution, unsustainable tourism : there are many conservation threats and it is vital to make people more mindful of them . Through its financial support and extensive involvement, the Manufacture contributes to the preservation of the most precious resources on our planet and to increasing public awareness.

The involvement of the Grande Maison h as enabled UNESCO to create a global network of marine managers for whom the Marine Programme at UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre serves as platform . Tri- annual meetings of all these managers enable sharing best practices in an unprecedented international coordination for ocean conservation . Beyond the financial aspect, Jaeger -LeCoultre’s support therefore also involves concrete action with those working on the ground.

Based in the mountains at the heart of the Vallée de Joux since 1833, on the edge of a magnificently maintained lake and forest, since its very beginnings, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been concerned with the natural environment and has been actively involved in protecting its integrity and beauty. Because of its international growth, it is quite natural for Jaeger-LeCoultre to extend its involvement to other sites than its own. The endeavours pursued through the Tides of Time partnership encompass not only natural treasures, but also a legacy of time that nothing can replace.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Miami Design District Boutique is open Monday through Saturday, 11am to 7pm and Sunday, 12pm to 6pm.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique
140 NE 39th Street, Suite 106
Miami - FL, 33137

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