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50 flagship marine protected areas of Outstanding Universal Value: Beacons of Hope In a Changing Ocean

Covering an area estimated at 1.62 million km2, the forests of Central Africa are home to vital biodiversity for the planet and play a central role in climate regulation and carbon sequestration.

Corporate sector and the World Heritage ‘no-go’ commitment © Shutterstock / lukaszemanphoto / Destruction of forests Across the extractives, finance, insurance and hydropower sectors, ...

There exist a great variety of religious and sacred sites that are representative of the different cultures and traditions of the world. Approximately 20 percent of the properties inscribed on the 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 ...