World Heritage

Contact

IUCN’s work on World Heritage is managed by the World Heritage Programme, headquartered in Gland, Switzerland. We work in close collaboration with a network of World Heritage science advisers, World Heritage focal points in each of IUCN’s regional offices, the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme (GPAP).

Contact details:

IUCN World Headquarters
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
Switzerland
Phone: +41 (22) 999-0000
Fax: +41 (22) 999-0002
 

IUCN World Heritage Programme

Peter ShadiePeter Shadie

Director, IUCN World Heritage Programme

peter.shadie@iucn.org

 

Elena OsipovaElena Osipova

Senior Monitoring Officer, IUCN World Heritage Outlook

Lead on the IUCN World Heritage Outlook. Regional focal point for Central Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania. Thematic lead on climate change including invasive alien species, and benefits, rights and communities. For related queries, contact: elena.osipova@iucn.org

 

Mizuki MuraiMizuki Murai

World Heritage Conservation Officer, Partnerships

Lead on building partnerships for IUCN’s World Heritage conservation work. Regional focal point for East and Southern Africa, North America and Asia. Thematic lead on tourism and impact assessments including no-go, extractives, hydro and infrastructure. For related queries, contact: mizuki.murai@iucn.org

 

Katherine Zischka, World Heritage Conservation OfficerKatherine Zischka

World Heritage Conservation Officer

Lead on the coordination of IUCN's work on monitoring the state of conservation of natural and mixed World Heritage sites. Regional focal point for West and Central Africa, the Arab States and Western Europe. Thematic lead on marine, as well as poaching, logging and illegal wildlife trade. For related queries, contact: katherine.zischka@iucn.org

 

Clemens Kupper, Evaluations and Operations Officer Photo: Clemens Küpper Clemens Küpper

Evaluations and Operations Officer, World Heritage Programme

For queries on IUCN's evaluations of World Heritage nominations, upstream support to States Parties, or the IUCN World Heritage Panel, contact: clemens.kupper@iucn.org

 

Ulrika Aberg Ulrika Åberg

World Heritage Officer

For queries on IUCN's evaluations of World Heritage nominations or IUCN's World Heritage Panel, contact: ulrika.aberg@iucn.org

 

Célia ZwahlenCélia Zwahlen

World Heritage Communications Officer

For press, editorial, image or web-related queries, contact: celia.zwahlen@iucn.org

 

Matea Osti, Knowledge and Information OfficerMatea Osti

World Heritage Knowledge and Information Officer

For queries on the IUCN World Heritage Outlook website, or other knowledge products produced by the IUCN World Heritage Programme, contact: matea.osti@iucn.org

 

Matthew Emslie-Smith, World Heritage Junior ProfessionalMatthew Emslie-Smith

Junior Professional

For queries related to the assessment process of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook, contact: matthew.emsliesmith@iucn.org

 

Eugene Jo, World Heritage Leadership CoordinatorEugene Jo

Programme Coordinator - World Heritage Leadership

For queries about the IUCN/ICCROM World Heritage Leadership programme, contact: eugene.jo@iccrom.org

 

Johary RakotojoharyJohary Rakotojohary

Programme Finance Manager - IUCN Global Programme Operations Unit

johary.rakotojohary@iucn.org

 

Advisers

Bastian BertzkyBastian Bertzky

World Heritage Science Adviser

 

Cyril KormosCyril Kormos

Vice-Chair for World Heritage, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

 

Tilman JaegerTilman Jaeger

Programme Adviser, IUCN World Heritage Programme

 

Tim BadmanTim Badman

Director, IUCN Nature-Culture Initiative

tim.badman@iucn.org 

 

Regional focal points

East Africa – IUCN East Africa Regional Office (Kenya)

Leo Niskanen

Technical Coordinator - Conservation Areas & Species Diversity
leo.niskanen@iucn.org

 

West and Central Africa – IUCN West and Central Africa Regional Office (Burkina Faso)

Youssouph Diedhiou

Protected Areas Officer 
youssouph.diedhiou@iucn.org
http://www.papaco.org/

 

Latin America & the Caribbean – IUCN Mesoamerica Regional Office (Costa Rica)

José Courrau

Senior Officer, Protected Areas
jose.courrau@iucn.org

Melissa Marín

Oficial Técnica (Cambio Climático)
melissa.marin@iucn.org
 

Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (Bahrain)

Tabe’a programme: arcwh.org/tabea-program

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