World Heritage Caves and Karst

Thematic Study

World Heritage Caves and Karst Photo: IUCN

The purpose of this review is to assist with the implementation of this decision and, in particular, to advise States Parties to the World Heritage Committee on:

1. The scope of karst landscapes and features, including caves, already represented on the World Heritage List;

2. The potential and priorities for further future recognition of karst landscapes and features on the World Heritage List in relation to the relevant World Heritage criteria; and

3. The requirements for integrity and management that should apply to karst landscapes and features on the World Heritage List.

Work area: 
Protected Areas
World Heritage
Protected Areas
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