The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre wish to express their deep sadness at the death of one of the most senior specialists on World Heritage and forest conservation, Peter Hitchcock AM.
With decades of contributions, both internationally and in his native country of Australia, Peter Hitchcock served over many years as a senior advisor on World Heritage for IUCN. During this time, he undertook numerous missions throughout the globe to monitor the state of conservation of World Heritage sites and evaluate sites nominated for the World Heritage List. He continued to contribute to the reviews of potential new sites up to this very year.
Peter will be greatly missed in the World Heritage family, as well as for his major contributions to nature and forest conservation. We express our recognition for his exceptional work and legacy, and our deepest sympathies to his family, many friends and colleagues.
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