World Heritage

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “World Heritage” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
Please visit our theme and region pages for more specific information.

Two very large areas in Canada and Colombia are recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List by the International Union for Conservation of...
IUCN’s advice is part of a first set of reports released today by UNESCO for the World Heritage Committee, which will take decisions during its meeting from 24 June to 4 July in Bahrain. It includes...
Nominations are proposals by state parties to inscribe new sites on the World Heritage List. IUCN evaluates all nominations with natural components. IUCN’s evaluations for 2018 will be released by...
Each year, IUCN makes recommendations to the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of 55 to 60 World Heritage sites listed for their natural values, including ‘mixed’ sites also...
A multidisciplinary project on soundscape biodiversity
The soundscapes of remote natural habitats are outstanding footprints of the systemic behavior of healthy ecosystems. Yet today, at the beginning of the current extinction crisis, the ‘paleo-choirs...
Enrolment is now open for a World Heritage Leadership course on “People, Nature, Culture” tailored for the African region. The capacity-building...
The course, titled Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture, will take place from 14 to 24 August in Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls, a natural World Heritage site...
CEESP NEWS - by IPBES Secretariat and submitted by one of the lead authors, Riccardo Simoncini The world’s biodiversity is being lost and nature’s...
  IPBES is the global science-policy platform tasked with providing the best-available evidence to inform better decisions affecting nature - by Governments, businesses and even individual...
Climate change is the biggest potential threat to natural World Heritage sites, but these sites can be part of the solution
Impact on natural World Heritage sites According to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook – the first global assessment of natural World Heritage – climate change could soon become the most widespread...
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. It is a joint...
Explore the world's Marine Protected Areas on the Marine Protected Planet Read the latest Protected Planet Report 2016 Visit the Protected Planet website to search the global database on ...
IUCN evaluates all natural sites aspiring to achieve World Heritage status World Heritage status is one of the highest international recognitions on the planet. As such, every site inscribed on the...
Climate change is the biggest potential threat to natural World Heritage sites, but these sites can be part of the solution   Impact on natural World Heritage sites Climate change is the fastest...
Gland, Switzerland, 17 April 2018 (IUCN) – A roadmap for businesses operating in some of the most biologically significant places on the planet has...
The report, Guidelines on Business and KBAs: Managing Risk to Biodiversity outlines steps that businesses can take to actively safeguard biodiversity and avoid contributing to its loss. It recommends...
Explore natural World Heritage sites through photos from our mission experts.   2017 World Heritage inscriptions following IUCN advice Landscapes of Dauria, Mongolia and Russia...

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