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Solomon Islands - Update on the East Rennell World Heritage site

The East Rennell World Heritage site (Solomon Islands) remains on the Danger List but now has an agreed strategy (a "desired state of conservation for removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger") that should be implemented and achieved within four years.

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Gaps and opportunities for the World Heritage Convention to contribute to global wilderness conservation

Wilderness areas are important for biodiversity conservation, along with sustaining key ecological processes, and ecosystem services that underpin planetary life-support systems. Despite these widely recognized benefits and values they are insufficiently protected and are consequently being rapidly eroded. 

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