Marcelo Segalerba, International Ranger Federation.

World Heritage on the front line

Marcelo Segalerba has worked on the front line of conservation as a park ranger for many years, putting his own life at risk against the likes of poachers and drug traffickers. On World Rangers Day (July 31), he talks about the dangers faced by rangers on a day-to-day basis and what benefits World Heritage status could and should bring. …  

31 Jul 2010 | Audio

Dr. Saeed Abdalla al-Khuzai, Natural Heritage Advisor to Bahrain’s delegation to the World Heritage Convention’s annual meeting in Brasilia.

World Heritage in Bahrain

The objective of Bahrain is to get more natural sites on the World Heritage map, especially within the Arab region, that’s according to Dr. Saeed Abdalla al-Khuzai, Natural Heritage Advisor to Bahrain’s delegation to the World Heritage Convention’s annual meeting in Brasilia. …  

29 Jul 2010 | Audio

Souayibou Varissou of the Africa World Heritage Fund

World Heritage in Africa

Africa is under-represented in terms of World Heritage Sites, with only nine percent of overall sites located on the continent. Souayibou Varissou works with the African World Heritage Fund. He talks about what his organization is doing. …  

28 Jul 2010 | Article

Andrey Petrov, World Heritage Campaign Coordinator, Greenpeace Russia

World Heritage in Russia

Russia first signed up to UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until 1995 that natural sites were first inscribed on the World Heritage List. Andrey Petrov, World Heritage Campaign Coordinator from Greenpeace Russia has been working on protecting Russia's natural resources since the early '90s.   …  

27 Jul 2010 | Audio

Joerg Elbers

World Heritage in South America

From Venzuela to Argentina natural World Heritage sites are attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. But it's not all plain sailing with much still needed to be done to increase public awareness of why these sites merit World Heritage status.   …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story

Région d'intérêt panoramique et historique de Huanglong en Chine, classé au Patrimoine mondial

Le Patrimoine Mondial, une richesse à préserver

La réunion annuelle du Comité du Patrimoine mondial se tiendra à Brasilia, au Brésil, du 25 juillet au 3 août 2010. Mariam Ali, chargée de conservation dans le Programme du patrimoine Mondial de l'UICN nous explique la valeur et les enjeux du classement de sites naturels, que l'UICN est chargé d'évaluer pour le comité. …  

14 Jul 2010 | Audio

Fishes in the Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, Belize

World Heritage Sites under the spotlight

The phrase ‘World Heritage Site’ conjures up images of some of the world’s most beautiful places – sites considered to be of Outstanding Universal Value because of their natural or cultural significance. …   | Spanish

01 Jul 2010 | Audio

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

The protected wonders of Sahara

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park is a World Heritage Site in the Algerian Sahara desert. The plateau is a magnificent "lunar" landscape of sandstone forests, canyons and lakes and is twice the size of Switzerland. …  

01 Jul 2010 | Audio

Mt Kilimanjaro, 2000

Climate and human pressures on Kilimanjaro

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania is unique for its inactive volcano surrounded by forests and plains, and covered by snow. …  

01 Jul 2010 | Audio