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02.02.2015
The documents related to minor boundary modification of Lena Pillars property have been forwarded to the World Heritage Centre

The documents related to minor boundary modification of Lena Pillars property, being inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2012, have been forwarded to the World Heritage Centre. The documents justify the necessity of including the section of the Sinyaya River basin, a left bank tributary of the Lena River, as part of the existing World Heritage property, which will significantly contribute to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property according to criterion viii.

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01.12.2014
Scientific justification for Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property Last Ice Area has been developed

The Natural Heritage Protection Fund and WWF Canada have developed a scientific justification for Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property Last Ice Area. The developed materials are planned to be used in the course of preparation of the joint transnational Canada–Denmark nomination bearing the same name for inscription of the property on the World Heritage List.

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01.09.2014
Russian version of the booklet “The Landscapes of Dauria —Potential Serial Transnational World Heritage Property” published

The booklet contains the materials related to the serial transnational Russian–Mongolian nomination The Landscapes of Dauria developed by the Natural Heritage Protection Fund and forwarded to the World Heritage Center in January 2014.

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25.06.2014
Decisions on Russian natural properties were adopted at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, Qatar

At the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Doha, they adopted decisions on the state of conservation of four Russian natural properties, namely: Lake Baikal, Western Caucasus, Virgin Komi Forests and Curonian Spit.

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07.04.2014
The CIS countries have selected the base organization in the field of World Heritage conservation

On April 4, the meeting of the Council involving CIS Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held in Moscow, as a result of which an agreement has been reached that Likhachev Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage earns the status of the base organization for the member states of the CIS in the field of World Heritage conservation. Therefore, within the framework of the CIS, a uniform coordinating structure in the field of World Cultural and Natural Heritage conservation has been created.

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06.03.2014
Results of completeness check with regard to ‘The Landscapes of Dauria’ and ‘The Virgin Komi Forests’ nominations

According to the Operational Guidelines, during February, experts from the World Heritage Centre have checked nominations which were submitted till February 1 for completeness. As a result of such evaluation, a transnational Russian and Mongolian nomination The Landscapes of Dauria has been found complete and will be submitted for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in summer 2015.

A new nomination The Virgin Komi Forests (significant modification of boundaries with regard to the property already on the List) has been found incomplete and can be filed again till February 1 ,2015 after the faults noted in the comments by the World Heritage Centre have been eliminated. 

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03.02.2014
A new nomination ‘The Virgin Komi Forests’ (significant modification of boundaries with regard to the property already on the List) has been submitted to the World Heritage Centre

"The Virgin Komi Forests", being the only nomination of the Russian Federation (significant modification of boundaries with regard to the property already on the List), has been submitted to the World Heritage Centre by February 1, 2014 (deadline by which complete nominations must be received each year).The new "Western Caucasus" nomination was not approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation and not submitted to the World Heritage Centre.

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27.01.2014
New Western Caucasus nomination has been submitted for approval to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

The proposals to significantly modify the boundary of the Western Caucasus property being already on the World Heritage List which, according to Paragraph 165 of the Operational Guidelines, shall be forwarded as if it were a new nomination, have been submitted to the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. This new nomination involves the property extension to include additional 69,828 ha due to incorporation of new unique territories and immediate taking out of the plot with the area of 6,550 ha failing to meet the criteria of integrity and outstanding universal value. The proposed changes will be specifically studied by IUCN experts in the course of 1.5-year evaluation cycle stipulated by the procedure regulations.

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05.12.2013
On December 2−4, the 4th All-Russian Congress on Environment Protection was held in Moscow

The Congress attended by more than 3,000 delegates from throughout Russia was an event terminating the Year of Environment Protection. All activities at the Congress were organized in the form of 20 roundtable discussions devoted to the most important aspects of nature conservation. According to the results of these discussions, a Resolution of 4th All-Russian Congress on Environment Protection has been adopted to include recommendations and instructions to the RF Government, relevant ministries, as well as executive government bodies of constituent entities within the Russian Federation.

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20.11.2013
Twelve new members elected to World Heritage Committee

On 19 November, representatives of the 190 States Parties to the 1972 World Heritage Convention elected 12 new members to the 21-member intergovernmental Committee in charge of managing UNESCO’s World Heritage List and implementing the Convention.

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