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  • World heritage site in Korea Photo: © Korea National Parks Service

    How’s our World Heritage? IUCN’s assessment of new and existing sites.

    The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets in Brasilia, Brazil from 25 July to 3 August to add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing natural sites...
  • A river in Los Katios National Park, Colombia 
by Jim Thorsell, January 1994 Photo: Jim Thorsell

    World Heritage in Danger - IUCN

    The Danger List of World Heritage Sites needs radical change if is to remain an effective conservation tool, according to a report released today by IUCN.
  • Fishes in the Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, Belize Photo: Jim Thorsell

    Belize barrier reef and Los Katios park in danger

    The Belize Barrier Reef System and Los Katios National Park in Columbia are the two natural sites added to the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN.
  • The Wadden Sea became the 200 natural site on the World Heritage List. Photo: IUCN Pedro Rosabal

    Two new natural wonders on World Heritage List

    The Wadden Sea, on the coast of Germany and the Netherlands, and the Dolomites mountains in Northern Italy have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following IUCN’s recommendations.
  • Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED Photo: Antonio Ribas / Iberian Lynx Ex-situ Conservation Programme

    IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

    Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at...
  • The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France Photo: IUCN - Dan Laffoley

    Eight new natural wonders for the World Heritage List

    Eight new natural sites have been added to the World Heritage List, following IUCN’s recommendations.The new sites include the Socotra Archipelago in Yemen, Canada’s Joggins Fossil Cliffs, the French Lagoons of New Caledonia, Saryarka in Northern Kazakhstan,...
  • Western Caucasus World Heritage Site Photo: Kishore Rao

    Gold medal for a Green decision

    IUCN commends Russian Prime Minister and Russia’s Olympic Organizing Committee for its decision to move parts of competition venues


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