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Natural World Heritage sites include iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef, Yellowstone, the Galápagos Islands and Kilimanjaro, and are recognised as the world's most significant protected areas.

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  • WCPA Steering Committee meeting in Colombia, March 2017

    Setting the WCPA agenda

    28.04.2017

    The Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia (PNNC) hosted this year’s annual WCPA Steering Committee meeting in Cartagena, Colombia.  The meeting was the first since Kathy MacKinnon was elected Chair and focused on the Commission’s achievements and...

  • Bantu Lukambo and Josué Kambasu Mukura

    In one of the most dangerous regions on the planet, two heroes inspire their communities

    28.04.2017

    Beyond conservation science, World Heritage is driven by human motivations such as pride, and passion. Bantu Lukambo and Josué Kambasu Mukura were recognised at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress as Heritage Heroes for their outstanding contribution to...

  • A river in Garamba national park

    IUCN deplores ranger deaths in Garamba National Park

    22.04.2017

    IUCN deplores the deaths of rangers Joël Meriko Ari and Sergent Bolimola Afokao of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The two rangers were killed in the line of duty on 11 April in Garamba National Park during a fire fight with poachers...

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