We have a dual approach to conserve some of the world’s most outstanding natural places: in an advisory role to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (secretariat of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention) and in implementing a comprehensive Agenda for Nature to amplify the biodiversity conservation potential of the Convention.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention names IUCN as the advisory body on natural sites and mixed sites (natural and cultural). This means that IUCN:
- Evaluates sites nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List
- Monitors the conservation state of existing natural sites, working with a global network of member organizations
- Trains and strengthens capacity of site managers, governments, scientists and local communities