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BirdLife lists threatened World Heritage Sites in Africa as UNESCO committee meets

Kavango Region

As the two-week extended 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee commenced on Friday, July 16, 2021, BirdLife International has raised global attention to some World Heritage Sites in Africa under threat. The Okavango, Region of Kavango, Namibia. Photo credit: Zairon The conservation body hopes that the intergovernmental body, which is responsible for making decisions regarding implementation of the ...

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IUCN report identifies potential new World Heritage sites in Africa

Succulent Karoo desert

A new IUCN report aiming to assist African countries in World Heritage conservation identifies 20 remarkable nature areas across Africa that could potentially qualify for World Heritage status. It also provides for the first time a summary of the conservation status of all 48 natural World Heritage sites in Africa. The Succulent Karoo desert in Namibia and South Africa Prepared ...

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IUCN: Dams, climate change threatening natural heritage

In Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. This year, for the first time in many years, climate change will be brought to the attention of the World Heritage Committee as a major threat affecting ...

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