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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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...
Cat Ba is the largest of the 367 islands that make up the Cat Ba Archipelago, home of the Critically Endangered Cat Ba langur. Located near Hai Phong...
In 2017, Cat Ba welcomed 1.7 million tourists and according to the new tourism development plan, it is aiming for 5 million tourists by 2020 and 10 million by 2030. To manage this huge projected...
Lake Ohrid is Europe’s oldest lake, straddling the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia (FYR) and eastern Albania. It was formed by...
A new video ‘Pearl in a Plastic Bag’ and an animated video ‘Message from the Ohrid trout‘ are part of a awareness raising campaign marked by various community activities as well as cleaning up of...
From 2 to 6 April 2018, Mangroves for the Future (MFF), in collaboration with IUCN Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok, brought nine...
The knowledge exchange event was made possible through the National Coordinating Bodies of both Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Thailand and MFF Bangladesh. The visit was a continuation of MFF...
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...
The events were held under the umbrella topic ‘Heritage of Water’ and were organised by the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) and partners. The first event, “Traditional Water Systems...
A glimpse into the history workings of our planet
Photo: IUCN / Josephine Langley France’s Chaîne des Puys – Limagne Fault Tectonic Arena has been inscribed as a World Heritage site for its exceptional geological...
Species supporting people
Photo: IUCN / Thora Amend Following IUCN’s advice on natural World Heritage, Mexico now has a new World Heritage site – Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary...
A sanctuary for people and nature
Photo: IUCN / Charles Besancon Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar” is Colombia’s largest national park spanning close to 2.8 million hectares....
“the Land that Gives Life”
Photo: IUCN / Bastian Bertzky Pimachiowin Aki has been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following IUCN’s advice. The site is now one of the largest World...
Ramsar STRP: new scientific and technical products on their way for the 2016-2018 triennium United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Science Policy Interface
Manama, Bahrain – A benefits concert taking place today at the World Heritage Committee meeting pays tribute to park rangers who were brutally killed...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) together with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre today raised concerns over the multiple severe threats to Virunga National Park – Africa’s...
Manama, Bahrain – Tanzania has been urged to not proceed with plans to log 143,638 ha in the Selous Game Reserve today at UNESCO’s World Heritage...
"Deforestation of such a large area in the core of the reserve, which provides critical habitat for iconic African species, will clearly put the Selous Game Reserve’s ecosystem and wildlife in great...

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