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Natural World Heritage sites include iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef, Yellowstone, the Galápagos Islands and Kilimanjaro, and are recognised as the world's most significant protected areas.

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  • Map showing forest loss in World Heritage sites

    Paper showing damage to natural World Heritage wins international award

    25.05.2017

    A study revealing the extent of damaging activities and forest loss in Natural World Heritage Sites, led by the University of Queensland with a team of international experts, has won one of the most prestigious international publishing awards.

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage

    19.05.2017

    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

  • WCPA Steering Committee meeting in Colombia, March 2017

    Setting the WCPA agenda

    28.04.2017

    The Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia (PNNC) hosted this year’s annual WCPA Steering Committee meeting in Cartagena, Colombia.  The meeting was the first since Kathy MacKinnon was elected Chair and focused on the Commission’s achievements and...

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