Patrimonio Mundial

Mohamed Talaat El Hennawy, Manager , Wadi El Rayan Protected Area, Egypt.

World Heritage in Egypt

Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, is Egypt's only natural World Heritage Site. It contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales: Archaeoceti. …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Professor Masahito Yoshida, the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN

Tourism threatens World Heritage in Japan

There are three natural World Heritage Sites in Japan. But as in many other areas of the world, these sites are facing a range of challenges, the most important of which is tourism, according to Yoshida Masahito, Chair of the Japan National Committee for IUCN.  …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Youssouph Diedhiou, Programme officer, Protected areas Programme, IUCN PACO Regional Office.

Patrimoine mondial en Afrique de l'ouest

On trouve des sites du patrimoine mondial dans le monde entier, et de nouvelles inscriptions sur la liste du patrimoine mondial sont envisagées dans presque tous les continents. Selon Youssouph Diedhiou, qui travaille pour le Programme des aires protégées de l’UICN en Afrique centrale et de l’ouest, les sites du patrimoine mondial ont besoin d’un soutien plus concerté de la part des gouvernements de la région. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

A Leopard Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum), Great Barrier Reef

Mantener criterios elevados en el Patrimonio Mundial

El Comité del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO iniciará su reunión anual el 19 de junio en París. El Comité anunciará cuáles son las áreas naturales y culturales sobresalientes que se añadirán a la Lista de sitios del Patrimonio Mundial. Este año se examinarán propuestas relativas a 42 sitios. …   | English | French

19 Jun 2011 | News story

Dja Reserve, Cameroon

Staving off the threats to Cameroon’s natural riches

The Dja Reserve in Cameroon is home to some of the largest and best protected rainforest tracts in Africa, with 90% of its area intact. It was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1987, largely for the diversity of species found there but now faces several challenges, not least from mining. …  

16 Jun 2011 | News story

The Wadden Sea became the 200 natural site on the World Heritage List.

Últimas noticias sobre los Sitios de Patrimonio Mundial

Los últimos sitios naturales y culturales a ser incorporados a la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial de la Unesco se darán a conocer en la reunión del Comité del Patrimonio Mundial, a celebrarse en París, del 19 al 29 de junio. Cuarenta y dos sitios serán considerados para su inscripción este año.   …   | English | French

10 Jun 2011 | News story

Arial view of dense forest cover in the Core Zone, Rio Platano.

A promising future for Rio Platano

In the Mosquitia region in north-east Honduras is a place whose natural and cultural wealth can rarely be seen elsewhere in the world. But the future of this exceptional richness, in a country torn by conflict, poverty and adverse socio-economic conditions, strongly depends on the readiness of its authorities to consolidate efforts to manage and conserve it, working together with the area’s local and indigenous communities. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

A lion in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serenity on the Serengeti?

It may be inconceivable that world-famous places like the Serengeti plain of Africa could be anything but secure. But like many other World Heritage sites, the very features which draw thousands of visitors each year are under pressure. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

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La UICN da la bienvenida a 24 nuevos Miembros y 3 Comités Nacionales

El 25 de mayo de 2011, el Consejo de la UICN, en su 76ª reunión, admitió a 24 nuevos Miembros y reconoció oficialmente a 3 Comités Nacionales. …   | English | French

30 May 2011 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story


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