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 developed positions and advice notes on issues related to natural World Heritage sites IUCN works to provide guidance while outlining its position on key issues affecting natural World...
Subscribe to Protecting the Planet to stay on top of the latest news on World Heritage and protected areas! The newsletter comes out monthly and includes a regular World Heritage section. Special...
Discover the IUCN Congress through the World Heritage and Nature-Culture Journeys! Download Journeys are designed to help you find easily all events related to an area of interest. The World...
The World Rowing Federation FISA today became the first sporting body to announce its commitment to ensuring that activities under its control will...
Similar commitments have been made previously in the private sector, including by oil, gas and mining groups and financial institutions. “Safeguarding the planet’s most precious natural sites for...
The “Journey” highlighting the interconnectedness of nature and culture, which began at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 in Hawai‘i, USA,...
Jointly coordinated by IUCN and ICOMOS with a range of partners, the Culture-Nature Journey presents delegates at the ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium a mix of sessions...
On 1 December 2017, Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...
Dr Scott Perkin, Head of the Natural Resources Group for IUCN Asia, spoke on behalf of the international partner organisations, highlighting three key priorities to ensure the protection of the 200...
THE IUCN WCPA Cultural and Spiritual Values Specialist Group work on all aspects of cultural and spiritual values that promote the protection of the...
Specialist Group Co-leaders: Bas VERSCHUUREN Edwin BERNBAUM The cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved areas (CSVPA) refers to the values that...
The World Heritage Panel supports IUCN’s advisory role The IUCN World Heritage Panel provides high-quality technical and scientific advice on World Heritage, and forms the official position of IUCN...
Ha Long Bay has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO twice for its outstanding universal values. But what are those values and why do...
After a first round of tour guide training in December 2016, IUCN organized the second session on August 26-27 as part of the USAID Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance. The session attracted 41 tour guides and...
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...

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