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UNESCO, IUCN ask Poland to stop logging in Białowieża Forest

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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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IUCN: Vaquita exploitation puts Mexican heritage site in danger

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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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IUCN report seeks new World Heritage sites in Arctic Circle to protect species

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The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is opening up previously inaccessible areas to activities such as shipping, bottom trawl fishing and oil exploration, according to a scientific report launched on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the US-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and UNESCO’s World ...

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