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Publishing of Russian natural World Heritage sites booklets to continue

In 2009 the Fund plans to publish booklets about the "Virgin Komi Forests", "Golden Mountains of Altai" and "Volcanoes of Kamchatka". This publishing project, started in 2008 with the publication of a booklet "Volga Delta - potential World Heritage site", will cover all Russian Natural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, Tentative List, and potential properties for inscription.

The booklets will be designed under a single scheme: each will contain a nomination text, a copy of World Heritage Certificate, relevant decisions by the World Heritage Committee, extracts from the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention most useful for the work of WH site managers and regional authorities and updated information on the property.

The "Virgin Komi Forests" booklet will be published under the auspices of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands while UNDP/GEF provides support for the publication of booklets about the Altai and Kamchatka WH sites.