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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Representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan confirmed their commitment to support the identification of...
Central Asia is one of the recognised biodiversity hotspots in the world that provides crucial ecosystem services for human life. In 2005, IUCN and the World Heritage (WH) Centre published the...
“What species exist in this site?” is a question that is often asked by visitors to Vietnam’s protected areas. It seems to be a simple question to...
In response, and as part of the USAID-funded Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance, IUCN organized a workshop in Hanoi on August 9-10, 2018 on biodiversity monitoring in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago. The...
The World Heritage Committee is the governing body on World Heritage and meets every year The intergovermental World Heritage Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage...
IUCN Members come together every four years at the World Conservation Congress to take joint decisions on the global conservation agenda. In 2012, they adopted two Resolutions in an effort to...
IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) today has issued new guidance to help practitioners assess ecosystem services within important...
The report, “Tools for measuring, modelling, and valuing ecosystem services: Guidance for Key Biodiversity Areas, natural World Heritage sites, and protected areas”, is the result of collaboration...
Each year, IUCN makes recommendations to the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of 55 to 60 World Heritage sites listed for their natural values, including ‘mixed’ sites also...
Submit comments You can help us by submitting information on natural sites monitored for the World Heritage Commitee. To submit comments or information on a natural or mixed World Heritage site...
Manama, Bahrain, 26 June 2018 (IUCN) – The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – the world’s second largest coral reef system after the Great Barrier...
For the past 10 years or so, the World Heritage site has been facing threats from potential oil activities and unsustainable tourism development. However, Belize recently announced a ban on oil...
Manama, Bahrain, 28 June 2018 (IUCN) – Lake Turkana National Parks in Kenya has been placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger today at UNESCO’s...
According to IUCN, water levels have rapidly declined downstream of the Gibe III dam, located in Ethiopia, since its reservoir started to be filled in January 2015. This has disrupted seasonal...
Nominations are proposals by state parties to inscribe new sites on the World Heritage List. IUCN evaluates all nominations with natural components. IUCN’s evaluations are released by UNESCO's World...
Explore natural World Heritage sites through photos from our mission experts. 2018 World Heritage inscriptions following IUCN advice Discover our Multimedia feature from 2018 inscriptions....
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,...

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