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Wadi Rum Jordan

Red rocks and blue skies

Wadi Rum, Jordan, World Heritage site …  

20 Feb 2012 | Fact sheet
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UNESCO World Heritage Convention

Towards effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Shell International and JP Morgan Bank have launched a project to critically evaluate the relationship between United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites and the extractive industries and develop recommendations for more effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the extractive industries. …  

20 Jan 2012 | News story
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Wonders of the world

Wonders of the world

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19 Jan 2012 | Photos

World Heritage at its best

World Heritage at its best

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19 Jan 2012 | Photos

Piton des Neiges

A beauty born from the fire

Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island, France, World Heritage site   …  

13 Jan 2012 | Fact sheet
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An extremely rare sight: a Murphy’s petrel chick on Henderson Island. Rats have been killing over 99% of Murphy’s petrel chicks within 1 week of hatching

World Firsts on Henderson Island

The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB), an IUCN Member, and the Pitcairn Islands Government have announced that the ground-breaking rat eradication operation to restore Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in the South Pacific, has been successfully implemented. The final result as to whether all rats have been successfully removed will be known in 2013. …  

22 Dec 2011 | News story

Indigenous peoples' rights in the context of the World Heritage Convention – the role of IUCN

Stefan Disko (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs), TILCEPA member
Helen Tugendhat ( Forest Peoples Programme) 

07 Dec 2011 | Article
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ICOMOS General Assembly 2011

17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium

Heritage, driver of development’27 November to 2 December 2011, Paris, France …  

27 Nov 2011 | Event
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Murphy's petrels

Removing rats, restoring islands

A unique international project partnership involving IUCN Member organizations, the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, The Nature Conservancy and the US Fish & Wildlife Service is helping to restore a series of islands and seabird habitats in the Pacific by removing alien invasive rats which have wreaked havoc on native biodiversity. …  

10 Aug 2011 | News story

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

Bengal Tiger being Released into the wild from a boat in the Sundarbans