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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.

Featured blogs

Growing hydropower threat to migratory fish – Hydroelectric dam development is increasingly affecting the fate of migratory fish by slicing their migration routes in half.  19 May 2016

A day in the life of an eco-guard in Cameroon – Daily challenges abound for Stéphane Marel Madjaye, one of the dedicated guards who protect the forest elephants, western lowland gorillas, pangolins and other wildlife in the Dja Biosphere Reserve from poachers. 13 May 2016

Helping bring spoon-billed sandpipers back from the brink of extinction – Marking World Migratory Bird Day 2016, Rebecca Lee of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), an SOS – Save Our Species grantee, reflects on the transformation in survival prospects for this Critically Endangered and diminutive migratory bird.  10 May 2016


Last updated - Tue, 31 May 2016
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