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Samana seeks “most beautiful bay” status for two locations

A Dominican delegation participated in the 5th World Bay Congress, held in Setubal, Portugal, with the intention of submitting the Samana and El Rincón bays to the club “The most beautiful bays in the world.”

The club, a French organization sponsored by UNESCO, includes thirty bays around the world in twenty different countries. The goal of the event is to preserve and help these special areas in a sustainable way.

Under the slogan United by Oceans, the event was sponsored by Portugal, the ministers of Environment and Tourism from Portugal, the mayor of Setubal and representatives from UNESCO.

The final decision about acceptance will be announced at the next meeting of the club’s board of directors in September 2009 in Santander, Spain. If accepted, the bays will receiv an official diploma as members of the club during the next General Assembly in 2010 in Vietnam with the right to use the logo for authorized organizations and people.

From: DominicanToday.com

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