UNESCO - World Heritage Convention

In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the World Heritage Convention issued a press release focusing on how the WHC contributes to the global biodiversity conservation agenda.

"Having been identified as a cross-cutting theme for global biodiversity conservation initiatives at the Fifth World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa (2003) the World Heritage Convention, one of the five international conventions addressing biodiversity needs, serves as an instrumental action-orientated mechanism for the protection of the world's most valuable natural resources and heritage. The Convention's work relates directly to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and provides a valuable opportunity to galvanise national and international attention regarding biodiversity conservation priorities, thus contributing to achieving its 2010 biodiversity target." More...

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