World Heritage: a tool to enhance cultural and natural resource management

As part of the World Heritage inscription process as a tool to enhance natural and cultural resources management of the Iraqi Marshlands project, H.E the Iraqi Minister of Environment offered all the support for the UNEP/IUCN project for the benefit of Al ahwar site and the local communities during a meeting at UNEP offices.

Meeting at UNEP offices

The meeting discussed the last phase of the UNEP funded project " World Heritage inscription process as a tool to enhance natural and cultural resources management of the Iraqi Marshlands”. IUCN ROWA was proud to showcase how different iraqi stakeholders were engaged in an awareness-raising and consultation process for the development of a management system covering the four natural components of the property nominated by the Government of Iraq for World Heritage inscription. 

IUCN has also provided technical input into the development of a fully-fledged Management Plan for the natural components; delivered training and capacity-building to local staff from concerned Iraqi ministries for the operationalization of the Management Plan, including a monitoring programme. 

A brief description for all those activities has been discussed with H.E the Minister of Environment while focusing on the needed actions during the coming future. H.E has thereafter offered all the support needed for the project for the benefit of Al ahwar site and the local communities.

for more information; kindly contact:

Hany El Shaer

[email protected]

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Location: 
West Asia
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