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.

Explore natural World Heritage sites through photos from our mission experts.   2017 World Heritage inscriptions following IUCN advice Landscapes of Dauria, Mongolia and Russia...
Gland, Switzerland, 9 April 2018 (IUCN) – A new guide designed to help the sports industry understand its potential impacts on nature and options for...
“From restoring degraded land in cities to preserving protected areas, the global sports industry is uniquely placed to help protect biodiversity on a scale that ranges from the local to the global...
As a global organization,IUCN is committed with excellence, transparency and accountability in the delivery of our work. Our reputation and credibility derive from the quality of our work, the...
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...
18th April 2018, Minister H.E. General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment , and Department of National Parks,...
During the visit they met with two civil society groups initiated by IUCN Member-Freeland Foundation under two CEPF projects; the Soeng Sang Conservation club and the Wang Mee Conservation Club. Both...
Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just...
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 – an update of the 2014 IUCN World Heritage Outlook report – assesses, for the first time, changes in the conservation prospects of all 241 natural 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...
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...
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 Seychelles Islands Foundation has recently started a new project funded by the Indian Ocean Commission and European Union to improve biosecurity...
Invasive alien species (IAS) have long been recognised as a major threat to biodiversity, in particular on islands. SIF has been actively addressing and researching IAS for several years under...
The Blue Economy of Seychelles?
The blue economy concept has been adopted by the Seychelles Government to diversify the Seychelles economy, to ensure long-term food security, to implement and maintain sustainable management of...
2017 update launched! The number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change has nearly doubled in three years, according to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2. Read the story in full...

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