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Atsinanana, Andohahela, copyright Geoffroy Mauvais, IUCN

World Heritage in Danger: two natural sites listed

Following the recommendations of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), important rainforest areas in Madagascar and the Everglades National Park (USA) have been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger at the World Heritage annual meeting, currently taking place in Brasilia. …   | French | Spanish | Portuguese

30 Jul 2010 | International news release

Leatherback Turtle Trinidad

Seeing seamounts through fishermen’s eyes

A survey carried out by IUCN among fishermen in the Western Pacific region of Tonga, Fiji, Samoa and the Cook islands has given precious insight into the state of seamounts—mountains that rise from the seafloor and support rich biodiversity as well as important fisheries. …  

29 Jul 2010 | News story

Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Galapagos off danger list but still at risk

The World Heritage Committee decided to remove the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger, despite IUCN´s recommendation to the contrary. …   | French | Spanish

29 Jul 2010 | International news release

Meditour

UICN-Med en Meditour 2010

Coincidiendo con su 10º Aniversario en España, el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN se alía con la Cámara de Comercio de Málaga para un turismo más sostenible …  

29 Jul 2010 | News story
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Alepisaurus brevirostris - Lancet fish

Unique data collected on Indian Ocean seamounts

Within the framework of its Seamounts Project funded by the Global Environment Facility, IUCN, in collaboration with many partners, organized a survey of seamounts in the international waters of the southern Indian Ocean. …  

29 Jul 2010 | News story

IUCN and ICMBio sign cooperation deal

IUCN expanding Red List in Brazil

IUCN and the Instituto Chico Mendes para conservação da biodiversidade (ICMBio) today signed an agreement to build the Brazilian Red List of Threatened Species.   …   | Spanish

28 Jul 2010 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

World Heritage under threat - the Great Barrier Reef

The 2,000 km long Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the largest World Heritage site in the world – it is roughly the size of Italy or Japan. …  

28 Jul 2010 | Article

Souayibou Varissou of the Africa World Heritage Fund

World Heritage in Africa

Africa is under-represented in terms of World Heritage Sites, with only nine percent of overall sites located on the continent. Souayibou Varissou works with the African World Heritage Fund. He talks about what his organization is doing. …  

28 Jul 2010 | Article

Allen Putney WCPA Chair for World Heritage

Good Vibes from Brasilia

Day two of the Committee is underway. Allen Putney is Vice Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) for World Heritage, and his role is a bit different from that of his IUCN Secretariat colleagues. …  

27 Jul 2010 | Article

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