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.
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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...
Outstanding issues will be discussed, including proposals for boundary modifications and revisions of the World Heritage Convention’s operational guidelines. The discussions in Istanbul were webcast...
This interview originally appeared on World Heritage, the official UNESCO publication from the World Heritage Centre, as part of a special edition on...
The World Heritage Convention is the only international legal instrument that explicitly links humans and nature. In your eyes, why it is important to consider culture and nature together? Aroha...
The World Heritage Committee yesterday inscribed nine new natural World Heritage sites evaluated by the International Union for Conservation of...
The Committee followed IUCN’s advice to inscribe India’s Khangchendzonga National Park, a mixed natural and cultural site which includes the world’s third highest mountain; China’s Hubei Shennongjia...
Cultural and spiritual bonds with nature are among the strongest personal drives and motivators for nature conservation yet they are not often taken...
From 4 to 7 July 2016, a group of internationally recognised conservation and heritage experts discussed how the cultural and spiritual significance of nature should be integrated and strengthened in...
The Ha Long City People’s Committee officially announced last week the decision to ban the usage of polystyrene in floating villages and fishing...
On June 26, The Committee also said it would begin working with relevant stakeholders and communities to replace the troublesome material with less environmentally damaging alternatives, such as...
Five sites in the High Seas, which belong to no country, could be recognised under the World Heritage Convention, according to a new report by UNESCO...
“Just as on land, the deepest and most remote ocean harbours globally unique places that deserve recognition, just as we have given to the Grand Canyon National Park in the United States of America,...
From a distance, the scattered beaches of Vietnam’s iconic Ha Long Bay appear pristine. But as you get closer you realize that the picturesque World...
Huge amounts of expanded polystyrene blight the bay, causing serious harm to the environment and damaging the impression that the otherwise beautiful cove makes on the hundreds of thousands of...
Five outstanding individuals in three natural World Heritage sites have been shortlisted as Heritage Heroes for their exceptional work in protecting...
As part of the USAID-funded Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA), a clean-up day was organized by IUCN and Au Co Cruises on June 14 in Ha Long Bay with...
Participants came from different backgrounds, including businesses, NGOs, and media, though young people – especially students – made up most of the volunteers. Despite their differences, all arrived...
IUCN in collaboration with The Bhaya Cruise, Coca Cola, Gray Line Cruise and local authorities are calling for application of volunteers to...
The programme will be organized for one day on Monday, October 24th, 2016 in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province. Join our programme, you will: Receive training in collecting and reporting trash...
IUCN would like to announce that the 2nd “Action for a Green Ha Long” cleanup day has been postponed due to some scheduling challenges with our...
Currently, discussions are taking place with different partners to re-arrange the schedule. The new date will be published on the IUCN website as soon as possible. So far, IUCN has received nearly...
On July 6, IUCN organised the semi-annual Leadership Committee meeting of the USAID-funded Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA) at the Vinpearl Ha Long...
The meeting was an opportunity to discuss water pollution and environmental management in Ha Long Bay and the Cat Ba Archipelago, which while separated into two provinces form part of the same marine...

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