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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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...
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
Gland, Switzerland, 30 June 2017 (IUCN) – Illegal fishing, logging and poaching are impacting two-thirds of the 57 natural World Heritage sites...
Ahead of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, starting this Sunday in Kraków, Poland, IUCN recommends listing Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California on the List...
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...
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 of...
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...

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