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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Golden snub-nosed monkey, Hubei Shennongjia, China
New guidance launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges the World Heritage Convention to better conserve...
Wilderness areas are largely intact land- and seascapes which have a low human population density and are mostly free of industrial infrastructure. They help respond to climate change, for instance...
Peak Wilderness Nature Reserve in Central Highland, Sri Lanka
Project title: Enhancing education and awareness on the Central Highlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Serial Property in Sri Lanka Location: The Central Highlands is a serial property comprising...
Vaquitas in the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends in-danger status for Mexico’s World Heritage-listed Islands and Protected Areas...
Despite ongoing efforts by Mexico, illegal gillnet fishing of totoaba, whose swim bladder is in high demand in Asia, is threatening the vaquita with imminent extinction, as the porpoise gets...
Pavilion: PROTECTED PLANET: Delivering the Promise of Sydney  Click above to view the sessions on the IUCN Congress PORTAL. Journey: Delivering the Promise of Sydney...
Vivero Forestal, San Marcos de Guatemala
As a global organization,IUCN is committed with excellence, transparency and accountability in the delivery of our work. Our reputation and credibility derive from the quality of our work, the...
Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad
The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites...
Three biodiversity sites recommended for inscription In the evaluations released today, IUCN recommends two proposals to inscribe natural areas on the World Heritage List, as well as one extension...
Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire (c) IUCN Youssouph Diedhiou
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after...
Situation improving in Ivoirian site in danger Inscribed on the Danger List since 2003, Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire has been facing threats such as poaching and illegal gold mining,...
Tour guides received certificates after the training
“The beauty of Ha Long Bay lies in its unique geographical, landscape, biodiversity and cultural-historical values. Currently, its biodiversity...
While very few Vietnamese tourists pay attention to the biodiversity of Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago, higher spending visitors from Germany, UK, and other European countries often ask about ...
Protected Planet Report 2016 In 2010, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2010-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It...
Map showing forest loss in World Heritage sites
A study revealing the extent of damaging activities and forest loss in Natural World Heritage Sites, led by the University of Queensland with a team...
The paper, “Recent increases in human pressure and forest loss threaten many Natural World Heritage Sites”, has been selected from thousands of recently published articles to be recognised with the...
Dr Ananda Mallawatantri, Country Representative of IUCN and Mr Ross Sanders General Manager of Anantara Peace Haven - Tangalle Resort signing the agreement to mark a new
Project title: Conservation of sea turtles and coastal habitats around Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort Location: Tangalle to Yala (southern coast) Duration: May 2017 to April 2020...
US Ambassador Ted Osius (right) joined the coastal clean up with volunteers
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, 10 January 2016 – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with Bhaya Group, Coca-Cola...
This coastal clean-up follows the first in June 2016. The second clean-up attracted the participation of more than 100 volunteers from various sectors including students, businesses, NGOs, government...

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