World Heritage

Los sitios naturales del Patrimonio Mundial incluyen lugares emblemáticos como la Gran Barrera, el Parque Nacional de Yellowstone, las Islas Galápagos y el Kilimanjaro, y se los reconoce como las áreas protegidas más importantes del mundo.



  • Photo: Christopher Graz

    Pearl in a plastic bag


    Lake Ohrid is Europe’s oldest lake, straddling the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia (FYR) and eastern Albania. It was formed by tectonic shifting over two million years ago and is home to a large number of unique flora and...

  • 42WHC IUCN delegation Photo: © IUCN / Haifaa Abdulhalim

    New landmark sites for people, place and identity – IUCN’s key takeaways from the 2018 World Heritage Committee meeting


    Returning from the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Peter Shadie, IUCN’s World Heritage Senior Advisor and head of the IUCN delegation at the Committee, takes a moment to share some reflections on this year’s meeting...

  • Photo: IUCN / Faisal Abu-Izzeddin

    Close ties between water and culture highlighted at World Heritage meeting


    Water is at the heart of human existence and development. But how do people manage this precious resource in arid landscapes, such as in the Arab region? What cultural practices have developed over time in wetlands to support communities’ water needs? These...

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