World Heritage

Natural World Heritage sites include iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef, Yellowstone, the Galápagos Islands and Kilimanjaro, and are recognised as the world's most significant protected areas.


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IUCN experts make recommendations to guide decisions on new sites nominated for World Heritage status and on conservation action to support natural World Heritage sites facing major threats.
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Last updated - Wed, 24 Aug 2016
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