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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona World Heritage Property

More World Heritage Sites, more challenges for conservation

Paris, France, 29 June, 2011. Four outstanding natural sites in Kenya, Jordan, Australia and Japan were given World Heritage status following the advice of IUCN to the World Heritage Committee, which closes today in Paris. An extension to an existing World Heritage Site in Ukraine and Slovakia was also granted to the Ancient Beech Forests in Germany. …   | Spanish

29 Jun 2011 | IUCN statement

Mining in the Philippines

Mining threats on the rise in World Heritage sites

Paris, France, 23 June, 2011 (IUCN) – Extractive industries and governments that licence their activities should commit to stopping all mining and oil/gas exploration and exploitation activities that could damage World Heritage Sites, says the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …   | Spanish

27 Jun 2011 | IUCN statement

Wadi Rum Jordan

Jordan and Germany also join World Heritage

The Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan has been declared a World Heritage Site, becoming the 211th natural site to join UNESCO’s prestigious list. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jun 2011 | International news release

Lake Bogoria landscape

Natural wonders in Kenya, Australia and Japan declared World Heritage Sites

The Lakes System in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, the Ningaloo Coast in Australia and the Ogasawara Islands in Japan have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following the recommendations of IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jun 2011 | International news release

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

A volcano in the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Indonesia

World Heritage in danger: two natural sites added

The Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve in Honduras and the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra in Indonesia have been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

22 Jun 2011 | International news release

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

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