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Allen backpacking in Zion National Park in the Western U.S.

Back to basics in Paris

The World Heritage Committee in Paris is refocusing its attention on the technical reality of the site reports carried out by IUCN, according to Allen Putney, Deputy Chairman of the World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

22 Jun 2011 | News story

Rhino in the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, India

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary on the road to recovery

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in the eastern Himalaya foothills of India has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN. …  

21 Jun 2011 | International news release

Mohamed Talaat El Hennawy, Manager , Wadi El Rayan Protected Area, Egypt.

World Heritage in Egypt

Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, is Egypt's only natural World Heritage Site. It contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales: Archaeoceti. …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Professor Masahito Yoshida, the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN

Tourism threatens World Heritage in Japan

There are three natural World Heritage Sites in Japan. But as in many other areas of the world, these sites are facing a range of challenges, the most important of which is tourism, according to Yoshida Masahito, Chair of the Japan National Committee for IUCN.  …  

21 Jun 2011 | News story

Dhows in Socotra Islands.

More support needed to boost Arab natural World Heritage

With only two natural sites added to the World Heritage List in 15 years there is a need to review the process of nominating natural World Heritage Sites in Arab States, a new IUCN report has found. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jun 2011 | International news release

Youssouph Diedhiou, Programme officer, Protected areas Programme, IUCN PACO Regional Office.

Patrimoine mondial en Afrique de l'ouest

On trouve des sites du patrimoine mondial dans le monde entier, et de nouvelles inscriptions sur la liste du patrimoine mondial sont envisagées dans presque tous les continents. Selon Youssouph Diedhiou, qui travaille pour le Programme des aires protégées de l’UICN en Afrique centrale et de l’ouest, les sites du patrimoine mondial ont besoin d’un soutien plus concerté de la part des gouvernements de la région. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

A Leopard Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum), Great Barrier Reef

Keep World Heritage standards high

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee opens its annual meeting in Paris today. The Committee will announce the new remarkable natural and cultural areas that have made it to the list of World Heritage Sites. A total of 42 sites are considered for inscription this year. …   | French | Spanish

19 Jun 2011 | News story

The Wadden Sea became the 200 natural site on the World Heritage List.

Get latest news on World Heritage Sites

New remarkable natural and cultural sites to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List will be announced at the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, June 19-29. A total of 42 sites will be considered for inscription this year. …   | French | Spanish

10 Jun 2011 | News story

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