About us – UNESCO-Welterbe Tektonikarena Sardona

Municipalities as carriers

The carrier of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona is a community of interests (IG).

In the IG UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona political municipalities are represented which share the area of the World Heritage perimeter:

In an intermunicipal agreement, these communities have committed themselves to the joint conservation and cultivation of the Sardona World Heritage. The World Heritage Site is to remain accessible and open for appropriate use. The desired uses and a development plan have been defined.

Each World Heritage community is represented by a delegate at the annual delegate assembly. The executive committee of the IG is comprised of the following members:

At the service of mankind

The protection and preservation of the World Heritage shall be placed in the hands of all mankind.
Switzerland also signed the World Heritage Convention. For the IG Tectonic Arena Sardona, the tasks are based on the technical explanations of the programme agreement around the UNESCO World Heritage (Handbook on Programme Agreements in the Environmental Sector, FOEN). Every four or five years, concrete projects are negotiated within the following strategic framework:
According to Art. 13 NHG, funding is in principle the responsibility of the cantons. The FOEN provides financial assistance. The carriers contribute resources and services.

Offices

Harry Keel

Managing director and site manager, environmental scientist ETH, management expert SVF, CAS in management of public administration and NPO

Phone. +41 81 723 59 20
harry.keel@unesco-sardona.ch

Rosi Böni

Project manager, environmental engineer ZHAW

Phone. +41 81 725 56 07
rosa.boeni@unesco-sardona.ch

Felix Zogg

Accounting and administration clerk

Phone. +41 81 725 56 08
felix.zogg@unesco-sardona.ch

Thomas Buckingham

Project leader, MSc Geologist

Phone. +41 81 723 59 20
thomas.buckingham@unesco-sardona.ch

Jacqueline Jenny

Project Manager World Heritage Experiences
(financed by municipalities and tourism destinations)

Phone. +41 55 610 21 24
erlebnisse@unesco-sardona.ch

Ninja Versteeg

Multi-Media Specialist

Phone. +41 81 723 59 20
ninja.versteeg@unesco-sardona.ch

Association World Heritage and Geopark Sardona

Association for the promotion of the World Heritage Sardona and Geology

The association promotes and supports activities in the fields of geology, mining and rock processing. It supports the promotion of adventure and educational tourism as well as the communication of geological values. As an association for the promotion of the Sardona World Heritage, it strives to establish it amongst the population. The office of the association is managed by the office of the IG Tektonikarena Sardona.

More info about the association

Partners

Breadth of interest groups

The IG Tektonikarena Sardona cooperates with many different interest groups from administration, tourism, education, research, environment and politics. The most important partners are:

The Swiss UNESCO Commission coordinates all the actors involved on a national level, communicates the World Heritage Sites as a whole and raises public awareness of World Heritage values.
Schweizerische UNESCO-Kommmission

 

The Association World Heritage Experience Switzerland (WHES) is the touristic network for all World Heritage Sites in Switzerland.
World Heritage Experience Switzerland

 

The World Heritage Sites of Switzerland bear witness to the richness and diversity of our country.
World Heritage Sites of Switzerland

 

The World Heritage List shows the worldwide heritage in nature and culture of humanity.
World Heritage List

 

The Association Parks in Grisons is centred around the exchange of experiences and taking advantages of synergies between all parks in Grisons, including the World Heritage. Shared presences are coordinated and the interests of all members represented on a cantonal level.

Association Parks in Grisons (german)