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More World Heritage Sites, more challenges for conservation

More World Heritage Sites, more challenges for conservation 29 June 2011 | IUCN statement Paris, France, 29 June, 2011. Four outstanding natural sites in Kenya, Jordan, Australia and Japan were given World Heritage status following the advice of IUCN to the World Heritage Committee, which closes today in Paris. An extension to an existing World Heritage Site in Ukraine and Slovakia was also granted to the Ancient Beech Forests in Germany. Following IUCN’s recommendations, two natural sites in Indonesia and Honduras were added to the list of World Heritage in Danger. “This move mobilises international support for the planet’s extraordinary places that are facing serious threats to their conservation,” says Tim Badman, Director of IUCN’s World Heritage Programme . “International efforts are essential to secure the future of our planet's remarkable natural reserves and the li...

Full article: http://iucn.org/knowledge/news/focus/world_heritage/?7770

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