World Heritage

Participants attended the leadership committee meeting
On May 5, IUCN organized the fourth leadership committee meeting of Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA).  The meeting marked the end of the first phase (...
Opening the meeting, Craig Hart, Deputy Mission Director of USAID/Vietnam, reaffirmed that the mission of the Alliance is to create a platform to connect stakeholders including local authorities,...
Mr. Darius Postma - CSR Founding Director, HG Holding
The call is open for all Vietnamese citizens Vietnamese citizens, or foreigners based in Vietnam, Have time commitment and be in good health, be...
Please see the detailed call for volunteers HERE for further information about requirements and responsibilities  Deadline: 17:00, Saturday, August 12, 2017 Online forms submitted at...
Discover the 241 natural and mixed sites on the World Heritage List  The World Heritage List comprises 1073 properties of Outstanding Universal Value. Natural sites represent about 23%...
Tim Badman at 41WHC © fot. Paweł Suder, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa_850
As the 41stWorld Heritage Committee meeting closes today in Kraków, Poland, Tim Badman, Director of IUCN’s World Heritage Programme and head of the...
The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee has just closed here in beautiful Kraków, Poland, and I am celebrating 10 years in IUCN’s World Heritage Programme, handling our unique and high-...
Sea Caves N2000 Kavo Gkreko
The IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG) facilitates the conservation and effective management of protected area geoheritage and provides...
Specialist Group Leader DR. KYUNG SIK WOO IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group TOR 2017-2020 These roles recognise the concept of ‘geo’ as an...
A Soliga paying his obeisance at a Devaru site in the temple and wildlife reserve.
Structures such as a cluster of stones, in this case, and an unusually shaped tree are accorded sacred status and worshipped.
THE IUCN WCPA Cultural and Spiritual Values Specialist Group work on all aspects of cultural and spiritual values that promote the protection of the...
Specialist Group Co-leaders: Bas VERSCHUUREN Edwin BERNBAUM The cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved...
Tuareg at 41COM
Members of Indigenous communities living in or close to African World Heritage sites have highlighted how site conservation can be more effective...
Anita Lekgowa is a Bugakhwe San woman from the village of Khwai on the eastern end of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Inscribed in 2013, Okavango is a magnificent inland water way and home to some of...
Chair - Kristen Walker Painemilla (visit Chair's page here)  Deputy Chair - Ameyali Ramos Ameyali Ramos ( Mexico) is an environmental geographer who specializes in indigenous...
IUCN WCPA World Heritage Network
IUCN's work on World Heritage The IUCN-WCPA World Heritage Network is one of the largest thematic groups within IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas, bringing together more than 600 members...
Doñana National Park, Spain
IUCN has been involved in the World Heritage Convention from the start IUCN’s World Heritage Programme implements initiatives to enhance the role of the World Heritage Convention in protecting the...
The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger has been inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2017 following the recommendation of...
The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex has become a new site on the World Heritage List, after UNESCO's World Heritage Committee followed IUCN’s advice to approve a 1.5-million-hectare extension to Niger’s...
Argentina’s Los Alerces National Park has been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following the advice of IUCN, International Union for...
Located in Patagonia, in the southern tip of South America, Argentina’s Los Alerces National Park boasts large natural forests, which include the second longest living tree species on Earth – the...

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