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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    Project title: Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance Location: Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago Duration: 2014 – 2017 Project background: Designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
Natural solutions : protected areas helping people cope with climate change
Protected areas play a major role in reducing climate changing carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. Fifteen percent of the worlds terrestrial carbon stock - 312 gigatonnes - are stored in...
Over 6,000 participants from over 170 countries met at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Acknowledging the traditional owners...
The Congress took stock of not just what is challenging us, but how innovative leaders in every corner of the world are finding and implementing protected area solutions to a wide range of...
The IUCN-WCPA World Heritage Network is one of the largest thematic groups within IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas, bringing together more...
  IUCN WCPA World Heritage Vice-Chair Cyril Kormos         World Heritage Network TORs 2017-2020 Natural World Heritage sites are internationally recognised as the world’s most significant...
People’s cultural values and community participation contribute to positive conservation outcomes in exceptional wetland areas with dual World...
The case studies consider the Okavango Delta (Botswana), Mont-Saint-Michel (France), Wood Buffalo (Canada), Banc d’Arguin (Mauritania), Sian Ka’an (Mexico) and Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (Japan). The...
With a total area of 3.7 hectares (roughly the size of 5 football pitches), the coastline in front and the famous Hai Tang pagoda in back, the Pagoda...
Once used for rice cultivation, the fields were abandoned due to water scarcity and rapid population expansion. Several businesses expressed interest in developing the area to accommodate the 1,700...
We work with more than 100 Members in this area, as well as with other regional partners and non-governmental organisations interested in the construction of a just world which values and committed...
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 ...
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...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is undertaking pilot assessments of ecosystem services in two natural World Heritage sites...
Ecosystem services are defined as the outputs of ecosystems – for instance food, freshwater, fertile soils, or regulating processes – from which people derive benefits. These benefits can be...
On May 5, IUCN organized the fourth leadership committee meeting of Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA).  The meeting marked the end of the first phase (...
Opening the meeting, Craig Hart, Deputy Mission Director of USAID/Vietnam, reaffirmed that the mission of the Alliance is to create a platform to connect stakeholders including local authorities,...
IUCN is the global organisation with the longest consistent role in geoconservation Geodiversity refers to the variety of the geological and physical elements of nature, such as minerals, rocks,...

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