Patrimoine mondial

No Mining in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site

Release of report on World Heritage and mining

New independent review of World Heritage and the extractive industry was published today in response to growing concerns over the rapidly increasing number of World Heritage Sites threatened by planned mining or oil and gas projects.
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26 Jun 2012 | News story

Dancers at the Go4BioDiv International Youth Forum

‘Our Treasures at Risk’ — youth perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for our planet’s most outstanding places

To mark the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, a new publication is being released that draws on the views and experiences of young people who live and/or work in World Heritage sites. …  

24 Jun 2012 | News story

Eléphants et bongos dans le Bail de Dzanga Sangha

Un site du Patrimoine naturel sur dix est en péril, d’après l’UICN

La session annuelle du Comité du Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, qui s’ouvre à Saint-Pétersbourg dimanche, va examiner l’inscription de 36 nouveaux sites sur la Liste en tant que bien naturels ou culturels, ainsi qu’un certain nombre de rapports de suivi sur des sites déjà inscrits. Cependant, si les recommandations de l’UICN visant à inscrire quatre nouveaux sites sur la Liste du Patrimoine mondial en péril sont acceptées, 21 sur les 211 sites naturels du Patrimoine mondial, soit un sur dix, sera officiellement « en danger ». …   | English | Russian

23 Jun 2012 | News story

SOS CDF 2011A-023 Mangrove finch

New mangrove finch fledglings

During the last breeding season of the Galapagos Islands' mangrove finch, the SOS project team identified at least 13 fledged nests out of which have emerged around 19 juveniles. This is a real boost for the population which is thought to number only around 100 individuals. The SOS-funded project aims to protect the Critically Endangered Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) by extending the bird's natural range and protecting its habitat, the mangrove forests.  

14 Jun 2012 | News story

Lakes of Ounianga in Chad.

L’UICN recommande l’inscription de quatre merveilles de la nature sur la Liste du Patrimoine mondial

Les sites naturels et culturels d’une valeur exceptionnelle qui seront inscrits sur la Liste du Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO seront annoncés lors de la réunion du Comité du Patrimoine mondial qui se tient à Saint-Pétersbourg (Fédération de Russie) du 24 juin au 6 juillet 2012. En tout, 36 sites culturels et naturels candidats à l’inscription seront examinés cette année. Cette année marque également le 40e anniversaire de la Convention du Patrimoine mondial.  | English | Russian

11 Jun 2012 | News story

Marine World Heritage app for I-Phone

Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile application, which will act as a window on marine world heritage sites around the world. …  

08 Jun 2012 | News story

Guards in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

European Parliament voices concern over Virunga National Park thanks to IUCN encouragement

The Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently been the subject of actions by European Parliamentarians encouraged by IUCN. …  

12 Apr 2012 | News story
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SOS, Mangrove Finch

Save Our Species funds Mangrove Finch project on Galapagos Islands

Swen Lorenz, Chief Executive of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an IUCN member organization, visited IUCN HQs in order to sign a grant agreement with SOS - Save Our Species to protect the Mangrove Finch (Camarhynchus heliobates) which is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Mangrove Finch is the rarest of the 13 species of Darwin Finches with an estimated remaining population of 100 individuals found only in two locations on the Galapagos Islands. …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story

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Assessing threats to the Lake Turkana World Heritage site

The World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission, led by Guy Debonnet from UNESCO and Goran Gugić representing IUCN, met with relevant stakeholders in Nairobi on the 15th- 16th March 2012 to discuss the threats facing Lake Turkana National Parks World Heritage site which is situated in northern Kenya. …  

22 Mar 2012 | News story
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UNESCO World Heritage Convention

Towards effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Shell International and JP Morgan Bank have launched a project to critically evaluate the relationship between United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites and the extractive industries and develop recommendations for more effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries. …  

20 Jan 2012 | News story
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