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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Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica
IUCN provides technical advice to help the World Heritage Committee make informed decisions on natural heritage IUCN co-drafted the World Heritage Convention text with UNESCO in 1972 and is...
37th UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, Phnom Penh, June 2013
The World Heritage Committee is the governing body on World Heritage and meets every year The intergovermental World Heritage Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage...
Programme Coordinator - World Heritage Leadership Eugene is the Programme Coordinator for the joint IUCN/ICCROM World Heritage Leadership Programme. She joined ICCROM in 2017 and is based in Rome...
Adama Tondossama and team, Comoé National Park
A key decision of the World Heritage Committee in 2017 was the removal of Côte d’Ivoire’s Comoé National Park from the List of World Heritage in...
Comoé National Park is the first World Heritage site to be removed from the ‘danger list’ in West and Central Africa in over 10 years. The region boasts 20 natural World Heritage sites, home to...
Tour guides received certificates after 1st training workshop organised by IUCN in Feb 2017
IUCN, through USAID funded Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance, is calling for the application from tour guides in the training workshop on the biodiversity...
The call is open to local tour guides of travel agents, Ha Long Bay Management Board and Cat Ba National Park. The lead trainer of the training workshop is Dr. Jaap J. Vermeulen, one of the world...
Lansdcapes of Dauria
UNESCO's 41st session of the World Heritage Committee took place in Kraków, Poland from 2 to 12 July 2017. Four natural wonders that have been...
  Landscapes of Dauria, stretching across Mongolia and Russia, are a resting place for 3 million migratory birds within the East Asia-Australasian flyway, including 16 globally endangered...
Mr. Darius Postma - CSR Founding Director, HG Holding
The call is open for all Vietnamese citizens Vietnamese citizens, or foreigners based in Vietnam, Have time commitment and be in good health, be...
Please see the detailed call for volunteers HERE for further information about requirements and responsibilities  Deadline: 17:00, Saturday, August 12, 2017 Online forms submitted at...
Discover the 241 natural and mixed sites on the World Heritage List  The World Heritage List comprises 1073 properties of Outstanding Universal Value. Natural sites represent about 23%...
Tim Badman at 41WHC © fot. Paweł Suder, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa_850
As the 41stWorld Heritage Committee meeting closes today in Kraków, Poland, Tim Badman, Director of IUCN’s World Heritage Programme and head of the...
The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee has just closed here in beautiful Kraków, Poland, and I am celebrating 10 years in IUCN’s World Heritage Programme, handling our unique and high-...
Tuareg at 41COM
Members of Indigenous communities living in or close to African World Heritage sites have highlighted how site conservation can be more effective...
Anita Lekgowa is a Bugakhwe San woman from the village of Khwai on the eastern end of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Inscribed in 2013, Okavango is a magnificent inland water way and home to some of...
Doñana National Park, Spain
IUCN has been involved in the World Heritage Convention from the start IUCN’s World Heritage Programme implements initiatives to enhance the role of the World Heritage Convention in protecting the...
The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger has been inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2017 following the recommendation of...
The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex has become a new site on the World Heritage List, after UNESCO's World Heritage Committee followed IUCN’s advice to approve a 1.5-million-hectare extension to Niger’s...

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