Table of Contents

In Focus

World Heritage: cooperation, communication and capacity building
The inscription of a site can result in specific preservation challenges, making skilled and sustainable management practices crucial to protect its Outstanding Universal Value.

Jiuzhaigou Valley
From isolation to ‘smart park’
Jiuzhaigou Valley has completed the perfect transition from a remote mountain area to a tourist resort.

Wet Tropics of Queensland
Sharing best practices
Engagement of local communities is a central goal of the management regime for the Wet Tropics World Heritage property.

Medieval City of Rhodes
From impregnable fortress to living city 
Rhodes is subject to constant change, making management a continuous adaptation to new practices.

Monte Albán
Mutual understanding and agreements with communities
The shared management is based on the balance resulting from good relations between the institution and the community.

Welcome home – we’ve been awaiting you for 4 million years
Management and development of the Cradle of Humankind site is complex and challenging and in constant evolution.

Land of Frankincense
The management plan includes excavation, conservation, site management, heritage education, public relations and finances.


Recognizing World Heritage best practices in successful and sustainable management
Recognizing and rewarding best practice in World Heritage site management on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention was called for by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session.


Eva Marie S. Medina
Mayor of Vigan (Philippines).

Advisory Bodies
ICCROM: Best practices in capacity building for World Heritage.

CITES celebrates its 40th anniversary at the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.


In Danger
Action Plan for Mali.

Earthen architecture in World Heritage; Mission to the Royal Palaces of Abomey; World Heritage and the courts; Mexican waters are a safe refuge for whales; Experts and stakeholders meet at Pompei; Human Origin Sites in Eurasia and the World Heritage Convention; Nairobi and World Heritage Convention mark start of cooperation in Indian Ocean; Reflection on the modern urban and architectural heritage of the Arab world; Coordination between key stakeholders to save Madagascar’s rainforests.


Crown Jewels of the Ocean; Partnering to preserve Dja Faunal Reserve; Young Volunteers: key role in World Heritage and landscape management; Koguryo show in Paris; Patrimonito goes to Lebanon; The Case of the Lost World Heritage, 8th episode.