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  • Pimachiowin Aki, Canada

    IUCN recommends five World Heritage listings

    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for five sites nominated for their outstanding natural values. The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN also recommends action against major threats in listed natural sites and danger-listing for two sites, in a first set of reports for the World Heritage Committee. These reports are now available online.
  • Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark

    New report confirms IUCN assessment of climate change as biggest threat to World Heritage

    Climate change is now the most significant risk for World Heritage sites and for the benefits they provide, including economic well-being through sustainable tourism, confirms a new report by UNESCO, UNEP and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in collaboration with IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Last updated - Mon, 30 May 2016
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