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 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, fuelled...
“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 the...
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 has...
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...
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...
IUCN has evaluated 15 nomination files and two minor boundary modifications for 2016. IUCN's evaluations of nominated sites are issued in two dispatches six and four weeks ahead of UNESCO's World...
Discover the beauty of Chitwan National Park in Nepal through stunning photos from a recent IUCN World Heritage mission! IUCN experts report on the...
In March 2016, IUCN carried out a monitoring mission to Chitwan National Park to assess its state of conservation, following a request by the World Heritage Committee. Nestled at the foot of the...
A mission report making a set of 10 recommendations for action to secure the long-term protection of the Sundarbans, Bangladesh has just been...
The monitoring mission report highlights the need for urgent action to protect the Sundarbans’ World Heritage ‘outstanding universal value’. It takes into account a wide range of information,...
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is reviewing nine World Heritage nominations with natural criteria, including two...
IUCN makes recommendations on whether a natural site should be inscribed on the World Heritage List or not, as the official advisory body on nature to the World Heritage Committee. A wide range of...
Each year, IUCN makes recommendations to the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of about 60 World Heritage sites listed for their natural values, including ‘mixed’ sites also...
Monaco, 4 April 2017 (IUCN) – The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is opening up previously inaccessible areas to activities...
The report identifies seven globally significant marine sites in the Arctic Ocean that warrant protection and could potentially qualify for World Heritage status.   “The Arctic Ocean plays a...

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