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World Heritage Committee, Doha 2014

IUCN experts gathered in Qatar’s capital city Doha for the annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, which took place on 15-25 June 2014. They recommended action to tackle major threats to natural World Heritage sites and gave advice on new sites nominated for World Heritage status.

The Committee's decisions are now available for download in English and French.

    IUCN’s recommendations to inscribe four new natural sites and extend three natural World Heritage areas were approved. Explore these exceptional places in the photo galleries below.

    The World Heritage Committee also added Viet Nam’s Trang An Landscape Complex to the list of mixed – natural and cultural – sites and approved the extension of Mexico’s Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche.

    The World Heritage Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and IUCN is its advisory body on nature. The Committee’s decisions for 2014 are now available  in English and French. You can also consult IUCN’s recommendations on nominations and the state of conservation of existing sites.

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