Preserving Congolese Heritage in Armed Conflict
On the occasion of the United Nations' International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, the World Heritage Centre would like to draw attention to the project "Biodiversity Conservation in Regions of Armed Conflict: Protecting World Heritage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo". Initiated in 2000, the project continues with the support of the governments of Belgium and Italy, the United Nations Foundation and in collaboration with the Congo Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) and conservation NGOs.
For more information about this project, please consult World Heritage Papers N° 17 'Promoting and Preserving Congolese Heritage'.
World Heritage Properties
- Rescuing the Congo's natural world heritage Friday, January 7, 2011
- Director-General urges systematic measures to end poaching and killing of endangered animals in Democratic Republic of Congo World Heritage Sites Thursday, April 26, 2007