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Launched in 2002 in an effort to publish a series on various World Heritage subjects, the series will include: papers related to World Heritage issues; reports from seminars, workshops and meetings; and manuals aimed at facilitating the implementation of the World Heritage Convention for its various actors. This series is targeted mainly at World Heritage experts, national and local authorities and site managers.

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World Heritage Series n°36 Earthen Architecture in Today’s World

December 2013
This publication gives an overview of the state of conservation of World Heritage earthen architecture sites as well as outlining the various activities undertaken during the ...

World Heritage Papers 35 - Understanding World Heritage in Asia and the Pacific - The Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting 2010-2012

February 2013
The World Heritage Convention aims to protect the most outstanding cultural and natural heritage places on Earth. Countries (States Parties) that have adhered to the ...

World Heritage Papers 34 - World Heritage in a Sea of Islands - Pacific 2009 Programme

January 2013
The Pacific region covers about one third of total surface area of the earth and comprises over one thousand islands and atolls. This reservoir and the wealth of ...

Papers n°33 HEADS 2: Human Origin Sites and the World Heritage Convention in Africa

December 2012
In this, the first in a series of geographically themed examinations of Human Evolution sites in the context of the HEADS (Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals, and Social ...

World Heritage Series n°32 Assessing Marine World Heritage from an Ecosystem Perspective

July 2012
Contrary to the traditional country-by-country approach, marine World Heritage requires reflection of marine features at larger scales meaningful from an ecosystem ...

World Heritage Series n°31 Community development through World Heritage

May 2012
Community Development through World Heritage is a direct outcome of the international student exchange programme Sharing Our Heritages, which was sponsored by the Australian ...

World Heritage Series n°30 Adapting to change: the state of conservation of World Heritage forests in 2011

November 2011
Beyond providing an overview of the state of conservation of World Heritage forests in general, this publication attempts to provide some welcome thoughts on the relationship ...

World Heritage Series n°29 Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS)

July 2011
Human evolution-related properties represent a process of evolutionaryaccretion that took place over a vastperiod of time, offering vital insight toscientific, cultural, ...

World Heritage Series n°28 Navigating the Future of Marine World Heritage

June 2011
Since the early 1980s, forty-three marine sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, covering about 1.4 million km2 of ocean surface – an area about the ...

World Heritage Series n°27 Managing Historic Cities

November 2010
With over 250 properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, cities are one of the most abundant and diverse categories of heritage. This quantity and diversity add to the dynamics of urban heritage conservation, where concepts and approaches are ...

World Heritage Series n°26 Cultural Landscapes

March 2010
Cultural landscapes are those where human interaction with natural systems has, over a long period, formed a distinctive landscape. These interactions arise from, and cause, cultural values to develop. Managing these values, with their material, physical ...

World Heritage Papers n°25 World Heritage and Buffer Zones

April 2009
Buffer zones are an important tool for conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. All along the history of implementation of the World Heritage Convention, the protection of the “surroundings” of the inscribed properties ...

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