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Colombian #WorldHeritage site comes off ‘danger list’, as advised by IUCN #39whcbonn @UNESCO

Colombian #WorldHeritage site comes off ‘danger list’, as advised by IUCN #39whcbonn @UNESCO

Colombian World Heritage site in conflict area comes off ‘danger list’, as advised by IUCN 30 June 2015 | International news release Bonn, Germany, 30 June 2015 (IUCN) – Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger today at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany. The decision follows advice by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, – the official advisory body on nature to the Committee. After suffering extensive damage from illegal logging, poaching and overfishing, which proliferated in a climate of armed conflict in the area, Los Katíos was danger-listed in 2009 at the request of the government of Colombia. The park authority has now regained control of the site thanks to intensified patrolling and engaging local communities in the sustainable use of the area’s natural resou...

Full article: http://iucn.org/news_homepage/?21590/Colombian-World-Heri...

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