Aires protégées

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Mikelita Elmolo from Lake Turkana in Kenya

From Youth Forum Nagoya to World Heritage Paris

Lake Turkana is a natural World Heritage Site in northern Kenya, inscribed for its remarkable biodiversity and geological features. Threats to the livelihoods of the local community and the local environment are now known here at the World Heritage Committee in Paris thanks to a young woman from the region who raised the issue at the International Youth Forum at the Biodiversity Summit in Nagoya, Japan late last year.   …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story

Dr Gabor Soos, Head of Department of International Cooperation, Hungarian National Office of Cultural Heritage.

World Heritage - Hungarian style

The World Heritage Committee may make decisions that enter international law. But what impact do these decisions have on the ground? It's important for World Heritage to enter national law as well, and that's just what the Hungarians have been doing. …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story

Nina Treu of Go4BioDiv

Go4BioDiv Exhibition hits World Heritage

The International Youth Forum “Go4BioDiv”, an IUCN partner, provides young adults from natural World Heritage Sites with a forum and a political platform for issues that concern them. Held at the UN Biodiversity Summit in Japan last year, the organizers are now in Paris for the World Heritage Committee along with their travelling exhibition. …  

23 Jun 2011 | News story

Fauna and Flora International's Tony Whitton

Working with Sumatra to restore natural wonders

The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Indonesia, is now on the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. IUCN Member, Fauna and Flora International, will be among the groups working with local authorities to address the issues raised and bring this site back to its full potential. …  

23 Jun 2011 | News story

Helen Byron, Bird Life International and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Don't forget the birds at World Heritage

IUCN is happy to welcome a number of its Members in to its delegation at the World Heritage Committee in Paris, including Bird Life International. Helen Byron is an International Site Casework Officer with Bird Life International and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. …  

22 Jun 2011 | News story

Allen backpacking in Zion National Park in the Western U.S.

Back to basics in Paris

The World Heritage Committee in Paris is refocusing its attention on the technical reality of the site reports carried out by IUCN, according to Allen Putney, Deputy Chairman of the World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

22 Jun 2011 | News story

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

A Leopard Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum), Great Barrier Reef

Patrimoine mondial: garder des normes

Le Comité du Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO va ouvrir sa session annuelle à Paris ce dimanche. Le Comité annoncera quels sont les nouveaux sites naturels et culturels d’une valeur exceptionnelle qui seront inscrits sur la Liste de sites du Patrimoine mondial. 42 sites sont proposés cette année. …   | English | Spanish

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

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