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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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 W...
Argentina’s Los Alerces National Park has been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following the advice of IUCN, International Union for...
Located in Patagonia, in the southern tip of South America, Argentina’s Los Alerces National Park boasts large natural forests, which include the second longest living tree species on Earth – the...
Following the recommendation of IUCN, the advisory body on nature under the World Heritage Convention, the Landscapes of Dauria in Mongolia and...
Located in Mongolia and Russia, the Landscapes of Dauria are one of the best preserved examples of Daurian Steppe Ecoregion, providing habitat to many bird species along their migratory route...
Following the advice of IUCN, the official advisory body on natural World Heritage, China’s Qinghai Hoh Xil has been inscribed on the World heritage...
Located within the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau – the largest, highest and youngest plateau in the world – Qinghai Hoh Xil covers a massive area of over 3.7 million hectares, surrounded by a 2.3 million...
World Heritage Analyses is an online platform for work-in-progress GIS and remote sensing-based data products, analyses, and tools Developed by IUCN, its aim is to present the latest spatial data...
Explore natural World Heritage sites through photos from our mission experts.   World Heritage mission to the Sundarbans in Bangladesh   Chitwan National Park, Nepal – home of the one-horned...
IUCN is expected to carry out a field mission with UNESCO to Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, to assess the...
The vaquita is the world’s smallest porpoise and can only be found in the Gulf of California. It is a victim of by-catch from illegal fishing of another Critically Endangered species, the totoaba,...
Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire has come off the List of World Heritage in Danger today, as its wildlife recovers from impacts of civil unrest....
This is the first World Heritage site to be removed from the ‘danger list’ in West and Central Africa in over 10 years, where half of the region’s 20 natural World Heritage sites are listed as ‘in...
Simien National Park in Ethiopia has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger at the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting, taking...
The park is one the oldest natural World Heritage sites, inscribed in 1978 for its spectacular landscapes, which are home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and...
Ramsar STRP: new scientific and technical products on their way for the 2016-2018 triennium United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Science Policy Interface

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