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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Climate change is the biggest potential threat to natural World Heritage sites, but these sites can be part of the solution
Impact on natural World Heritage sites According to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook – the first global assessment of natural World Heritage – climate change could soon become the most widespread...
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. It is a joint...
Explore the world's Marine Protected Areas on the Marine Protected Planet Read the latest Protected Planet Report 2016 Visit the Protected Planet website to search the global database on ...
Climate change is the biggest potential threat to natural World Heritage sites, but these sites can be part of the solution   Impact on natural World Heritage sites Climate change is the fastest...
Gland, Switzerland, 17 April 2018 (IUCN) – A roadmap for businesses operating in some of the most biologically significant places on the planet has...
The report, Guidelines on Business and KBAs: Managing Risk to Biodiversity outlines steps that businesses can take to actively safeguard biodiversity and avoid contributing to its loss. It recommends...
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...
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 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...

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