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23.03.2012
The presentation of the projects of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) in the field of collaboration with the United Nations through education, science, and culture was held at UNESCO Headquarters

The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) presented eleven projects in the field of collaboration with the UNESCO, which are currently being implemented in the Sakha Republic, on March 20-21, 2012. The main focus was the project of preparation of the nomination "Lena Pillars Nature Park". The roundtable meeting with the participation of the UNESCO's Deputy Director-General for Culture, Mr. Bandarin; Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to UNESCO, Mrs. Mitrofanova; Chairperson of the Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Ms. Danchikova; diplomats, and the representatives of international scientific and public organizations was devoted to this project.

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20.02.2012
The preparation of the Russian–Mongolian nomination "Daurian Steppes" has started

The international working meeting devoted to the preparation of the transnational nomination "Daurian Steppes" (the alternative name, "Daurian Landscapes") was held on February 14–17, 2012 in Chita. The nomination will include the near-border Russian and Mongolian territories under protection located inside the Daurian steppe ecoregion: the Daursky State Nature Biosphere Reserve and the Mongol Daguur Strictly Protected Area. This territory has high potential in terms of the biological diversity and is an outstanding example of modern ecological and biological processes in the evolution of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems.

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28.06.2011
Twenty-five new properties inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List which now numbers 936

The World Heritage Committee has inscribed a total of 25 sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List, including three natural properties, 21 cultural and one mixed site. Two properties were added to the World Heritage List in Danger and one was removed from that list. The World Heritage List now numbers 936 properties: 183 natural sites; 725 cultural; and 28 mixed.

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25.06.2011
Decisions adopted at the 35th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Paris, 2011) on Russia's World Heritage Properties

The World Heritage Committee holding its 35th session in Paris according to the results of discussion adopted the following decisions concerning the state of conservation of World Heritage Properties of Russian Federation:

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04.04.2011
"Volcanoes of Kamchatka – the World Heritage Property" booklet published

Published booklet continues Natural Heritage Protection Fund's publishing project concerning existing and potential Russia's World Natural Heritage Properties including the properties already inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List / UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List and promising candidates for the inscription as World Heritage Properties.

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31.01.2011
"Lena Pillars Nature Park" nomination submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Natural Heritage Protection Fund finalized all necessary agreements of the "Lena Pillars Nature Park" nomination in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation during January, 2011, and today nomination dossier was submitted to the World Heritage Centre.

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27.12.2010
"Lena Pillars Nature Park" and "Bikin River Valley" nomination dossiers submitted to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology

New version of "Lena Pillars Nature Park" nomination dossier and "Bikin River Valley" nomination dossier (extension to "Central Sikhote-Alin" World Heritage property) were submitted to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation today.

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22.11.2010
Natural property "Bikin River Valley" as extension of "Central Sikhote-Alin" World Heritage property was inscribed to the Russian Tentative List

The Russian Tentative List was enlarged with the "Bikin River Valley" natural property on the 19 of November. Natural complex "Bikin River Valley", more than 1 million hectares in total, includes a landscape reserve "Verhnebikinsky" and the territory of traditional land use of the indigenous people of the north of the Primorsky Kray.

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03.08.2010
World Heritage Committee inscribes a total of 21 new sites on UNESCO World Heritage List

The 34th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia since 25 July finished its consideration of nominations for the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Meeting under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Culture of Brazil, Joao Luiz da Silva Ferreira, the Committee inscribed 21 new sites, including 15 cultural, 5 natural and 1 mixed properties.

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02.08.2010
"Putorana Plateau" nomination was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

On the 8th day of proceedings of the 34th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which take place in Brasilia, the Russian natural property "Putorana Plateau" was inscribed on the World Heritage List. "Putorana Plateau" (the territory within the boundaries of the State Natural Reserve "Putoransky") became the 9th Russian natural property on the List and the first Russian property since 2004.

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