As independent advisory body to the World Heritage Committee for natural heritage, IUCN evaluates all nominations for new natural (and mixed) World Heritage sites, and supports in the evaluation of nominated cultural landscapes. IUCN aims to ensure the highest standards of technical evaluation by following a rigorous evaluation process and seeking input from a wide range of experts.
Expert reviewers should either know the nominated site in question or be able to comment on its significance at the global level; should have some knowledge of the World Heritage Convention and preferably understand the criteria and the conditions of integrity for the inscription of a World Heritage site.
If you are interested in providing comments on a particular nomination this year, please send an email to Christelle Perruchoud email@example.com with the following information:
- Current position
- Name of nomination(s) you wish to comment on
- Connection with the nominated site (e.g. visited, carried out research, know other similar sites, involved in preparation of nomination etc.)
- Would you like to be included in the IUCN database of World Heritage experts to be contacted in future for similar input? If yes, please provide details of your fields and regions of expertise (e.g. biodiversity / South America or geomorphology / global)
We will then send you the appropriate documents to support your review.
Received contributions to the IUCN evaluation process are highly valued and are taken into consideration by the IUCN World Heritage Panel in making its recommendations to the World Heritage Committee. They will be treated in confidence and only made available to the IUCN evaluation team (IUCN World Heritage Panel and the IUCN field evaluator(s)); your name will not be printed or made available in any media.
For more information please refer to our Guidelines for Reviewers.