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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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...
The World Heritage Programme mobilises action across IUCN’s wide network of members and experts to promote natural World Heritage IUCN’s World Heritage Programme has a dual approach to conserving...
We work with more than 100 Members in this area, as well as with other regional partners and non-governmental organisations interested in the construction of a just world which values and committed...
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 CSC provides technical advice on evolving norms, policies and the...
CEESP News - by Kamaljit K. Sangha; Research Fellow, Charles Darwin University, Australia Indigenous and local peoples’ connections with nature are...
Photos of the sacred landscape of Namo Buddha: (a) Hill top showing important shrines including modern monasteries, (b) The oldest Namo Buddha stupa (tomb) where Prince’s bones were buried, (c)...
Manama, Bahrain – Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has urged Yemen to halt any activity that may negatively impact on the unique...
If the mission finds that the site is at risk of losing its exceptional natural values – which include plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet – the site could be considered for the List...
“I respectfully encourage the representatives of each country present to think of my generation in decision-making regarding World Heritage sites –...
Madison Pearl made the trip from Belize to Bahrain to express her deep care for the Belize Barrier Reef System – the second largest reef on Earth – from which she lives just a swim away. The site was...
Returning from the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Peter Shadie, IUCN’s World Heritage Senior Advisor and...
The Kingdom of Bahrain was simply a superb host to this year’s Committee. Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa masterfully steered the Committee through 10 concentrated days of work and our hosts offered...
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...
The IUCN World Heritage Panel recently gathered in Gland, Switzerland to review eight natural areas nominated for potential inscription on the World...
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the official advisor on nature under the World Heritage Convention, and makes recommendations to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on...
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...

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