World Heritage

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “World Heritage” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Office location IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) is located in Amman, Sweifiyeh Area, next to Ukraine Embassy Abdel Latif Salah Street, building # 29, Sweifiyeh P. O. Box 942230 Amman...
IUCN studies provide guidance for the effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention IUCN produces reports and studies with a variety of partners, on topcis related to World Heritage,...
On 27-28 February 2018, the Zoological Society of London and National Geographic Society along with IUCN, BirdLife International, CBD and others...
In recent years, there have been calls to dramatically scale up area-based conservation and for large proportions of the planet to be protected in an interconnected way. Such views are providing an...
In July 2018, at the request of Quang Ninh Province, IUCN hired two consultants, Janet Mackay, Director of Tourism Recreation Conservation...
After a 4-day site visit and meetings with government agencies in charge of site management, the mission found that while the geological values of the site are currently not threatened, with...
The IUCN-WCPA World Heritage Network is one of the largest thematic groups within IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas, bringing together more...
  IUCN WCPA World Heritage Vice-Chair Cyril Kormos         World Heritage Network TORs 2017-2020 Natural World Heritage sites are internationally recognised as the world’s most significant...
Aiming to ensure the conservation of sites with outstanding natural values in Central Asia, IUCN is engaging with the five countries in the region to...
Once listed as World Heritage, the sites should fulfil the strict requirements of the WH Convention on conservation and management. “Recently published IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 assessed changes...
The IUCN World Heritage Panel met last week to evaluate site nominations proposed for the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019. Proposals for seven new...
IUCN, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, will make recommendations to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on whether these sites should be inscribed or not. The Committee will...
Catalysing knowledge into action IUCN SOS – Save Our Species contributes to the long-term survival of threatened species, their habitats and the people who depend on them, by supporting civil...
The World Heritage Panel supports IUCN’s advisory role The IUCN World Heritage Panel provides high-quality technical and scientific advice on World Heritage, and forms the official position of IUCN...
IUCN evaluates all natural sites aspiring to achieve World Heritage status World Heritage status is one of the highest international recognitions on the planet. As such, every site inscribed on the...
The IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG) provides specialist advice on all aspects of geodiversity in relation to protected areas and their...
Specialist Group Leaders KYUNG SIK WOO Wesley Hill IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group TOR 2017-2020 Geodiversity refers to the variety of the...
THE IUCN WCPA Cultural and Spiritual Values Specialist Group work on all aspects of cultural and spiritual values that promote the protection of the...
Specialist Group Co-leaders: Bas VERSCHUUREN Edwin BERNBAUM The cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved areas (CSVPA) refers to the values that...

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