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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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n°40 - November 2014
Engaging Local Communities in Stewardship of World Heritage

A number of policy and conceptual developments in the evolution of the World Heritage Convention, and in conservation generally over the past decade, set the stage for new approaches that engage indigenous peoples and local communities in stewardship of ...

n°38 - August 2014
Safeguarding Precious Resources for Island Communities

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are some of the most beautiful places on Earth, with atolls of white sand beaches, mountain ranges, historic ports and towns, and ...

n°37 - May 2014
Climate Change Adaptation for Natural World Heritage Sites – A Practical Guide

There is an increasing concern worldwide over the threats posed by climate change to World Heritage properties, with negative consequences for human well-being. As the impacts ...

n°36 - December 2013
Earthen Architecture in Today’s World

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 first period of the WHEAP Programme. It reflects on the challenges facing ...

n°35 - February 2013
Understanding World Heritage in Asia and the Pacific - The Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting 2010-2012

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 ...

n°34 - January 2013
World Heritage in a Sea of Islands - Pacific 2009 Programme

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 cultural and natural diversity and traditional knowledge is first and foremost a ...

n°33 - December 2012
HEADS 2: Human Origin Sites and the World Heritage Convention in Africa

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 ...

n°32 - July 2012
Assessing Marine World Heritage from an Ecosystem Perspective

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

n°31 - May 2012
Community development through World Heritage

Community Development through World Heritage is a direct outcome of the international student exchange programme Sharing Our Heritages, which was sponsored by the Australian Government and the European Union.The programme involved students and lecturers ...

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

n°29 - July 2011
Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS)

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

n°28 - June 2011
Navigating the Future of Marine World Heritage

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 size of the Gulf of Mexico. Each of these forty-three sites represent ...

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