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Free Webinar: PANORAMA webinar: Solutions from natural World Heritage sites

IUCN will mark World Heritage Day with a PANORAMA webinar focussing on nature’s iconic treasures. Natural World Heritage sites are internationally recognised as the planet’s most significant protected areas, yet they face increasing threats, as shown by the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 launched recently. 

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World Heritage Outlook 2 - East Rennell, Solomon Islands

According to the recently launched IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2, The only site with a critical outlook in the Pacific region is East Rennell, Solomon Islands which was inscribed in 1998 and has long been celebrated as the first natural WH site under customary ownership and stewardship... According to the Outlook assessment, the local community needs more government, financial and technical support to better protect and manage the site, which has also been on UNESCO's List of World Heritage in Danger since 2013.

World Heritage Outlook 2

The latest IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides an independent assessment of the state of conservation of our natural heritage and its potential to be maintained in the future. It shows World Heritage sites have a role in demonstrating excellence and becoming leaders in nature conservation.

Click on the link below to learn more about the conservation outlook of natural World Heritage sites.

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.

Click on the link below to read the full update.