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  • Canada's new MPA protects the fragile Glass Sponge reef

    Canada protects unique glass sponge reefs


    The conservation community is celebrating a new marine protected area (MPA) for Canada’s ancient and unique glass sponge reefs, which provide a vital habitat to a wide range of marine animals including endangered rockfish.  The designation came about...

  • Heliodoro Sanchez Paez 2

    ¡A un maestro y gran amigo!


    En la historia de la conservación del patrimonio natural de Colombia, pocas personas se pueden incluir en la lista de quienes dedicaron toda su vida a esta tarea, dejando una huella inspiradora.

  • Røros Mining Town and the Circumference, World Heritage site in Norway

    First IUCN-ICCROM World Heritage Leadership course to focus on managing nature-culture links


    Enrolment is now open for the first World Heritage Leadership course, which will focus on “Addressing Nature-Culture Interlinkages in Managing World Heritage Sites”. It is organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the...

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