World Heritage

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “World Heritage” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Discover the IUCN Congress through the World Heritage and Nature-Culture Journeys! Download Journeys are designed to help you find easily all events related to an area of interest. The World...
On 1 December 2017, Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...
Dr Scott Perkin, Head of the Natural Resources Group for IUCN Asia, spoke on behalf of the international partner organisations, highlighting three key priorities to ensure the protection of the 200...
In the framework of Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance, funded by the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), IUCN will hold a media talk...
Time and location: Ha Long city – 29 & 30 Jan 2018 and Cat Ba – 31 Jan 2018 Participants: journalists, lecturers and students of journalism universities in Ha Noi City, Hai Phong and...
The “Journey” highlighting the interconnectedness of nature and culture, which began at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 in Hawai‘i, USA,...
Jointly coordinated by IUCN and ICOMOS with a range of partners, the Culture-Nature Journey presents delegates at the ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium a mix of sessions...
IUCN studies provide guidance for the effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention IUCN produces reports and studies with a variety of partners, on topcis related to World Heritage,...
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...
World Heritage Officer Elena joined the IUCN World Heritage Programme in August 2017 as a World Heritage Officer. Her role involves assisting the monitoring and assessment of natural World...
IUCN World Heritage Outlook
2017 update launched! The number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change has nearly doubled in three years, according to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2. Read the story in...
IUCN evaluates all natural sites aspiring to achieve World Heritage status World Heritage status is one of the highest international recognitions on the planet. As such, every site inscribed on...
The World Heritage Panel supports IUCN’s advisory role The IUCN World Heritage Panel provides high-quality technical and scientific advice on World Heritage, and forms the official position of...
Trainees received the training certificate after the training
Ha Long Bay has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO twice for its outstanding universal values. But what are those values and why do...
After a first round of tour guide training in December 2016, IUCN organized the second session on August 26-27 as part of the USAID Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance. The session attracted 41 tour guides and...
Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, Bangladesh 2007
The Theme on Culture, Spirituality and Conservation (CSC) focuses on increasing understanding of the relationships between culture, biocultural...
The theme will provide technical advice on evolving norms, policies and the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and other protection efforts, as well as assessments of proposed natural...

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