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.
Please visit our theme and region pages for more specific information.

IUCN organises side events throughout the duration of the World Heritage Committee meeting, in collaboration with various partners. The side events organised by IUCN, or by partners in collaboration...
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 for 2018 will be released by...
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...
With a total area of 3.7 hectares (roughly the size of 5 football pitches), the coastline in front and the famous Hai Tang pagoda in back, the Pagoda...
Once used for rice cultivation, the fields were abandoned due to water scarcity and rapid population expansion. Several businesses expressed interest in developing the area to accommodate the 1,700...
The Theme on Culture, Spirituality and Conservation (CSC) focuses on increasing understanding of the relationships between culture, biocultural...
Theme on Culture, Spirituality and Conservation Chairs   Kevin ChangBio Ashley MasseyBio Vatsoa RakotondrazafyBio The theme will provide technical advice on evolving norms,...
IUCN implements initiatives to enhance the role of World Heritage
Alongside our work as the official Advisor to UNESCO, the IUCN World Heritage Programme is leading a series of initiatives to make the World Heritage Convention more effective and relevant to global...
IUCN provides technical advice to help the World Heritage Committee make informed decisions on natural heritage
IUCN co-drafted the World Heritage Convention text with UNESCO in 1972 and is explicitly recognised within the Convention as the technical Advisory Body on nature to the World Heritage Committee....
In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union...
Four new natural sites in Canada, Colombia, France and Mexico are also recommended by IUCN for inscription on the World Heritage List. IUCN’s advice has been released today by UNESCO and is...
Two very large areas in Canada and Colombia are recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List by the International Union for Conservation of...
IUCN’s advice is part of a first set of reports released today by UNESCO for the World Heritage Committee, which will take decisions during its meeting from 24 June to 4 July in Bahrain. It includes...
A multidisciplinary project on soundscape biodiversity
The soundscapes of remote natural habitats are outstanding footprints of the systemic behavior of healthy ecosystems. Yet today, at the beginning of the current extinction crisis, the ‘paleo-choirs...
Enrolment is now open for a World Heritage Leadership course on “People, Nature, Culture” tailored for the African region. The capacity-building...
The course, titled Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture, will take place from 14 to 24 August in Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls, a natural World Heritage site...

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