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 IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG) provides specialist advice on all aspects of geodiversity in relation to protected areas and their...
Specialist Group Leaders KYUNG SIK WOO Wesey Hill IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group TOR 2017-2020 Geodiversity refers to the variety of the geological...
On 13 November 2017, coinciding with the third anniversary of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, IUCN and the German Federal Agency for Nature...
BfN is highly committed to supporting multilateral environmental agreements as an important component of Germany’s international cooperation for the environment, and in particular through their work...
This week at the 2017 UN conference on climate change in Bonn (COP23), IUCN highlighted how natural World Heritage is both affected by climate change...
Delegates gathered at the IUCN Pavilion at COP23 for the launch of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2, an update of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2014 and the first report showing whether the...
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ordered Poland to cease logging in the ancient Białowieża forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
Yesterday (20 November), the Court upheld its temporary ban on active forest management in the area issued on 27 July, arguing that Poland’s active management techniques are likely to cause lasting...
CEESP News - by Fiona Wilton, The Gaia Foundation Deep in Ethiopia's Rift Valley, a group of African custodians met in 2015 to discuss how to...
Traditional Custodian of Sacred Natural Sites, at a gathering in Nanyuki, Kenya, 2012. Photo credit: Jess Phillimore The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) passed Resolution 372...
What do people say about the IUCN World Heritage Outlook? What is the IUCN World Heritage Outlook and how useful do people find it? Find out what others are saying about IUCN's flagship product on...
    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...
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...

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