Natural World Heritage sites include iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef, Yellowstone, the Galápagos Islands and Kilimanjaro, and are recognised as the world's most significant protected areas.
The 40th session of the World Heritage Committee will continue from 24 to 26 October 2016 at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. The session, which took place in July in Istanbul, Turkey, was suspended three days ahead of the planned schedule on 17 July.
The World Heritage Committee yesterday inscribed nine new natural World Heritage sites evaluated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Civil society organisations are joining IUCN’s efforts to boost the conservation of natural World Heritage sites facing major threats. The partnerships aim to take advantage of the knowledge provided by the IUCN World Heritage Outlook and translate it into...
Abdulhalim, Haifaa, Abulhawa, Tarek, Cummings, Tricia, Osipova, Elena