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"Landscapes of Dauria" the transnational Russian-Mongolian nomination, was submitted to UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Today, the nomination file "Landscapes of Dauria" was submitted to UNESCO World Heritage Centre for consideration at the 38th session of World Heritage Committee in June-July 2014. The nomination was prepared in 2012 by Russian and Mongolian experts supported by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany. The coordinator of the project was the Natural Heritage Protection Fund.

In February, the nomination file will be checked for completeness, and in the case of a positive result, in summer and fall, 2013, IUCN experts will visit the territory for assessment.

"Landscapes of Dauria" nomination is the fourteenth nature nomination, submitted by Russia for the inclusion in the World Heritage List after the Convention signing in 1988. Ten of the previously nominated Russian nature properties have already been included in the List within the period from 1995 to 2012. Currently, according to the number of nature properties on the List, Russia takes the fourth place in the world after the U.S., Australia and China.  

The works on the preparation of "Landscapes of Dauria" nomination involved experts from Daursky Reserve and Mongol Daguur strictly protected area, Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage named after D.S. Likhachev, Institutes of Biology and Geography of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Academy for Nature Conservation on Vilm Island, Dresden University of Technology.

"Landscapes of Dauria" nomination