24 Jun '11, 11am

Mineral and oil/gas exploration and exploitation should not be permitted within natural World Heritage Sites #IUCNWHC

Mining threats on the rise in World Heritage sites 24 June 2011 | IUCN statement Paris, France, 23 June, 2011 (IUCN) – Extractive industries and governments that licence their activities should commit to stopping all mining and oil/gas exploration and exploitation activities that could damage World Heritage Sites, says the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). IUCN, the advisory body to UNESCO on natural sites, raises concern over the rapidly increasing number of cases where World Heritage Sites are threatened by planned mining and oil and gas projects. One out of four iconic natural areas in Africa is negatively affected. “The mining, oil and gas industries, as well as governments who licence mineral extraction, should follow the example of business leaders who have already committed not to undertake mining and oil/gas projects within World Heritage sites...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/?7742/Mining-threats-on-the-rise-in-W...

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