The 40th session of the World Heritage Committee opended in Istanbul on 10 July and closed in Paris on 26 October 2016. As the advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN makes recommendations on sites proposed for inscription and on action to support listed sites facing threats.
Paris, 26 October 2016 – Extractives and large dams are among the biggest threats to natural World Heritage sites, including iconic places such as Virunga National Park, Iguaçu and the Sundarbans. This is a conclusion of the World Heritage Committee meeting,...
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).