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Title Sites State Parties Description Category Date updated
World Heritage Marine Programme Aldabra Atoll
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo
Area de Conservación Guanacaste
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
Cocos Island National Park
Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
East Rennell
Everglades National Park
French Austral Lands and Seas
Galápagos Islands
Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Great Barrier Reef
Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago
Heard and McDonald Islands
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
Komodo National Park
Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
Lord Howe Island Group
Macquarie Island
Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Ningaloo Coast
Ogasawara Islands
Península Valdés
Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Sian Ka'an
Socotra Archipelago
St Kilda
Sundarbans National Park
The Sundarbans
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Ujung Kulon National Park
Wadden Sea
West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
50 flagship marine protected areas of Outstanding Universal Value: Beacons of Hope In a Changing Ocean Conservation of Natural Sites
Marine & coastal
Natural World Heritage The World Heritage Convention is one of the most successful international instruments to protect the most extraordinary natural places on the planet, characterized by their natural beauty or outstanding ... Climate Change
Conservation of Natural Sites
Disaster Risk Reduction
Marine & coastal
Peace & Security
Sustainable Development
Environmental DNA Expeditions in UNESCO World Heritage marine sites Environmental DNA Expeditions is a global, citizen science initiative that will help measure marine biodiversity, and the impacts climate change might have on the distribution patterns of marine life, across UNESCO ... 2022-11-25
Building climate change resilience and adaptation of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Belize) Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System Belize The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is facing multiple impacts of climate change such as coral bleaching, more severe storms, and rising sea levels. The Resilient Reefs Initiative is focused on building Belize’s ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Promoting local development through heritage conservation and enhancement and tourism in the Island of Saint-Louis ... Island of Saint-Louis Senegal After the World Heritage Committee warned in 2016 that the poor state of conservation of the property could lead to its inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger, a number of local, national and ... Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
We are all Futurekeepers Natural World Heritage sites are the planet’s most precious gifts to humanity. But our work across these 257 sites is not simply about protecting and preserving some of the world’s most beautiful locations, ... Climate Change
Disaster Risk Reduction
Marine & coastal
Modern Heritage
Blue Carbon and UNESCO Marine World Heritage Blue carbon ecosystems include seagrass meadows, tidal marshes and mangroves. They are among the most intensive carbon sinks in the biosphere and play a central role in climate mitigation. 2022-06-27
Climate Change Marine Marine World Heritage in a Changing Climate © Climate change has become the biggest threat to the conservation of the 50 marine sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Some 70% of these ... Climate Change
Marine & coastal
Marine Programme: State of Conservation Reporting Marine Programme: State of Conservation Reporting © World Heritage status signifies that a place is unique and irreplaceable. But the recognition comes with responsibilities. As a ... Additional Natural Categories 2022-06-27
Ocean Science Roadmap for UNESCO Marine World Heritage Ocean Science Roadmapfor UNESCO Marine World Heritage In the context of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030). © Shane ... 2022-06-27
Youth from Caribbean SIDS and Central American give focus on Marine Biodiversity & Climate Change Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection Barbados · Belize · Costa Rica · Cuba · Dominica · Dominican Republic · El Salvador · Guatemala · Honduras · Jamaica · Mexico · Panama · Saint Lucia · Suriname The World Heritage Youth Project on Marine Biodiversity & Climate Change, held from 25th to 29th of January 2016 in Panama at the World Heritage site of Coiba National Park and its special zone of marine ... Education & Training 2022-06-27