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UNESCO"s World Heritage Marine Programme was invited to participate in the Monaco Blue Initiative to share and update on how the world"s flagship marine protected areas secure effective management amidst a rapidly changing climate.Click on the link...
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...
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...
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...
The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today by IUCN...Click on the link...
Scientists return on Schmidt Ocean Institute"s research vessel Falkor after conducting underwater robotic dives in never before visited waters in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA).Click on the link below to read the full article.
Conservation of cultural and natural values can highly benefit from dual designations under the Ramsar and World Heritage conventions, finds a new report released today.Click on the link below to read the full article and to access the full report...
From 16 to 18 August 2017, about 80 people met in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to discuss the future of the East Rennell World Heritage site. The Government, together with the customary owners, is currently striving toward the removal of the site from...
The Steering Committee of the Pacific Heritage Hub (PHH) met in Koror, Palau, on 29 August 2017. The Meeting examined a PHH Progress Report to discuss the accomplishments of PHH since the last Steering Committee Meeting.Click on the link below to...
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...