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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 World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • Chiribiquete National Park - "The Maloca of the Jaguar", Colombia Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”, Colombia Photo: IUCN / Charles Besancon

    IUCN recommends two vast indigenous peoples’ territories for World Heritage listing

    14.05.2018

    Two very large areas in Canada and Colombia are recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisor on natural World Heritage. Both places highlight the important role of...

  • Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe Photo: IUCN/Sue Mainka

    Africa is focus of new World Heritage Leadership course

    07.05.2018

    Enrolment is now open for a World Heritage Leadership course on “People, Nature, Culture” tailored for the African region. The capacity-building programme is delivered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Centre...

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