A cornerstone of IUCN’s work is the development of tools and knowledge that can be shared with site managers, state parties, NGOs and many other stakeholders. IUCN also prepares its World Heritage newsletter as a one-stop shop for learning about developments, outcomes of the Committee meetings, ongoing monitoring and learning tips and tools.
Facts and Figures
Latest facts and figures show that World Heritage Sites protect over 266 million hectares of land and sea across all continents.
A number of natural heritage sites face growing threats for example, from mining, illegal logging, and infrastructure. IUCN works to provide guidance while outlining its position on these key issues and seeking sustainable solutions. Mining and indigenous communities are among the first topics of advice notes or policies that apply widely to sites under threat.