José Maria and José, founders of the ICE CARE project, left UNESCO Headquaters in Paris this morning following a meeting with Mr Kishore Rao, Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre, to begin their 4 year project at five of the World Heritage Glaciers. The purpose of the expeditions will be to raise awareness about the threats to these melting ice caps. It is upon reading the recent Case Studies of sites affected by Climate Change published by the World Heritage Centre ( that these experienced climbers decided to develop the initiative and travel to Jungfrau Aletsch (Switzerland), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Huascaran (Peru), Ilulissat (Denmark) and Sagarmatha (Nepal).

They will be reporting on the expeditions' findings through their website and will also be keeping the World Heritage Centre regularly updated.

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