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The results of the 42th session of the World Heritage Committee

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04.07.2018 | Print | E-mail |

13 cultural, 3 natural and 3 mixed properties have been inscribed on the List, one site was significantly expanded in the course of the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee. Thus, as a result of the session, the List contains 1092 properties: 845 cultural, 209 natural and 38 mixed ones. 

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The Bikin National Park has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

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02.07.2018 | Print | E-mail |

Today, at the morning meeting of the 42nd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (Manama, Bahrein), the Bikin National Park has been inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Park has been inscribed on the List as a significant extension (more than 1.16 million ha in area) of the existing property Central Sikhote-Alin.

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The popular science booklet “Bikin River Valley - Potential World Heritage Property” has been printed

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04.05.2018 | Print | E-mail |

The booklet has been published by the Natural Heritage Protection Fund in order to support the inscription of the Bikin National Park on the World Heritage List during the 42nd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (Bahrain, 24.06 – 04.07.2018). The illustrated popular science publication contains materials of the Bikin River Valley nomination (extension of the Central Sikhote-Alin World Heritage site).

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Supplementary Information to the nomination Bikin River Valley (extension of the Central Sikhote-Alin site) has been transferred by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia to the World Heritage Centre

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25.02.2018 | Print | E-mail |

The information was prepared in response to a query from the IUCN — the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee. In the query, the main attention had been devoted to the absence of a buffer zone and a management plan of the nominated Bikin River Valley natural site. 

Taking into account the additionally transferred information, the IUCN will prepare its recommendations for the World Heritage Committee, which will take its decision regarding the Bikin River Valley at its 42nd session (Bahrain, 24.06 – 04.07.2018).

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In the course of the 41st session of the Committee, the total number of the natural World Heritage sites has achieved 206

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12.07.2017 | Print | E-mail |

During finished today in Krakow the 41-th session, the World Heritage Committee inscribed natural sites in Argentina and China on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as well as a transboundary site in Mongolia and the Russian Federation. It also approved the extension of the World Heritage site of the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany, which now stretches over 12 countries. Also 18 cultural properties was inscribed on the List.

Thus, according to the results of the 41st session of the Committee, the total number of the natural World Heritage sites has achieved 206, cultural - 832.

In the course of the session, the Committee’s decisions on four Russian natural sites — Lake Baikal, Wrangel Island, Western Caucasus and Golden Mountains of Altai — have been approved without discussion.

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