News releases

Knuckles Mountain Range, Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Hawai’i and Sri Lanka added to the World Heritage List

The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and Papahānaumokuākea in Hawai’i were added to the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, currently meeting in Brasilia. The Committee continues its consideration of natural sites for inscription. …   | Spanish

31 Jul 2010 | International news release

UNESCO World Heritage Convention

Pitons stay off danger list but concerns remain

The Pitons Management Area in Saint Lucia will remain off the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. IUCN welcomes the decision following new information from the Saint Lucia government that a moratorium on all new and unapproved development has been approved. …  

30 Jul 2010 | International news release

Atsinanana, Andohahela, copyright Geoffroy Mauvais, IUCN

World Heritage in Danger: two natural sites listed

Following the recommendations of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), important rainforest areas in Madagascar and the Everglades National Park (USA) have been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger at the World Heritage annual meeting, currently taking place in Brasilia. …   | French | Spanish | Portuguese

30 Jul 2010 | International news release

Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Galapagos off danger list but still at risk

The World Heritage Committee decided to remove the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger, despite IUCN´s recommendation to the contrary. …   | French | Spanish

29 Jul 2010 | International news release

sand dunes in the Alashan Desert, north western China. Photo: Andrew Goudie

Deserts on the World Heritage List: Filling the gaps

Deserts are not just arid, inhospitable places, they are unique and fragile environments and surprisingly full of life. But only a few deserts are World Heritage Sites, despite them covering one third of the earth’s land surface, says IUCN. …   | Spanish

27 Jul 2010 | International news release

world heritage site

Protecting our World Heritage

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee opened its annual meeting today in Brasilia. The Committee will add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing natural sites and recommending new nominations to the World Heritage list.  …  

25 Jul 2010 | International news release

World heritage site in Korea

How’s our World Heritage? IUCN’s assessment of new and existing sites.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets in Brasilia, Brazil from 25 July to 3 August to add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing natural sites and recommending new nominations to the World Heritage list. IUCN also evaluates the state of conservation of existing natural sites and recommends those under threat to be put on the Danger List.   …   | French | Spanish | Portuguese

15 Jul 2010 | Media advisory

Building Biodiversity Business

Biodiversity climbs the corporate agenda

Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of ‘natural capital’, a new report highlights. …   | Spanish

13 Jul 2010 | International news release

Towards an IUCN-Rio Tinto Relationship

IUCN and Rio Tinto announce three-year relationship – focus on enhanced sustainable development

IUCN and Rio Tinto today entered into a formal collaboration agreement, committing to work together over a three-year period. …  

12 Jul 2010 | International news release

Drought

Signs of renewed confidence in Bonn, but action still urgent

Climate talks in Bonn healed some of the wounds left by the great disappointment of the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Following two weeks of talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is now renewed hope that the building blocks for a global climate deal can be adopted at the next summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of 2010, says IUCN. …  

11 Jun 2010 | International news release