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Conservationists take up campaign to save Poland’s Białowieża Forest

Wild bison Białowieża

Full of giant trees, dense, mossy and mysterious, the Białowieża Forest in Poland has been described as one out of a fairy tale. It is said to be is one of the last remnants of the ancient forest that once covered half of Europe for millennia. The forest, which is home to a herd of 900 wild bison and straddles ...

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UNESCO, IUCN ask Poland to stop logging in Białowieża Forest

wolves

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 adopted a decision urging Poland to immediately halt all logging and wood extraction in the old-growth forests of Białowieża. The decision follows the advice of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which meets this week in ...

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Côte d’Ivoire national park taken off World Heritage ‘danger list’

Comoé National Park

Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 came off the List of World Heritage in Danger, as its wildlife recovers from impacts of civil unrest. The decision follows a recommendation from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisory body to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which meets this week in Kraków, Poland. It ...

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IUCN: Vaquita exploitation puts Mexican heritage site in danger

vaquita-porpoise

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recommended “in-danger” status for Mexico’s World Heritage-listed Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, after a mission confirmed the vaquita – the smallest and most endangered species of porpoise – is at risk of imminent extinction. This advice to the World Heritage Committee is included in a monitoring report ...

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As wildlife returns, Ivorian park may be struck off ‘danger list’

Comoé National Park

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recommended withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after seeing chimps and elephants return to the park. The nature conservation body also recommends the Landscapes of Dauria in Russia and Mongolia to become a new World Heritage site. This advice is included in a set of reports for ...

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IWD 2017: Women must exercise their freedoms – Bokova

Irina-Bokova

Irina Bokova, Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in a speech to commemorate the 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD), insists that, just as men do, women must exercise their freedoms and be able to make their own choices, control their own bodies and their own lives, and take part in the decisions that set the course ...

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UNESCO data tool reveals emerging R&D players

silvia-montoya

As the UN General Assembly prepares to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics has released a new data tool showing the leaders and emerging players in research and development (R&D). “Innovation is key to achieving each of the Sustainable Development Goals. So it is essential to track R&D ...

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US creates world’s largest marine reserve

Marine

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has welcomed the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii. “This decision is a powerful symbol of determination to protect the environment. It is a way to strengthen the resilience of societies threatened ...

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UNESCO asked to recognise great apes as Living World Heritage

Orangutan

Bonobos, orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas are facing extinction. The Rainforest Rescue’s Great Ape Project is calling on UNESCO to recognise man’s closest relatives as a Living World Heritage before it’s too late. The Great Ape Project campaign, a project of Rainforest Rescue, is calling on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to officially recognise orangutans, bonobos, chimpanzees ...

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IUCN: Columbia heritage site in conflict area no longer in danger

Parc national de Los Katíos

Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger on Tuesday, June 30 2015 at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany. The decision follows advice by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the official advisory body on nature to the Committee. After suffering extensive damage from illegal ...

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