HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

  • ICCROM’s Annual Report 2019 Now Available


    Introduction: ICCROM is pleased to present its 2019 Annual Report, which provides an overview of our activities over the past year and highlights many of our successes in this reporting period. The theme of this annual report is the importance of partnership. Only together can we carry out activities that will...
  • Cyclone Amphan makes landfall across Sundarbans World Heritage properties (Bangladesh, India)

    Description: UNESCO expresses its deep concern over cyclone 'Amphan', which recently hit Bangladesh and eastern India, and wishes to express its deepest sympathy for the loss of human life and the material damage caused by this disaster, in solidarity with the people affected.

    Introduction: On 20 May 2020, cyclone Amphan made landfall across the West Bengal-Bangladesh coast, which includes two World Heritage properties: “Sundarbans National Park” (India) and “The Sundarbans” (Bangladesh), inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987 and 1997 respectively. This transnational mangrove ec...
  • Protecting Fiji’s most important marine areas

    Description: The Government of Fiji is committed to a national network of 30% Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by the end of 2020. With the support of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Oceania Regional Office, and other government agencies, and NGO partners, Fiji’s offshore zero draft map was officially presented to the Ministry of Fisheries on Tuesday, 2 June 2020.

    Introduction: The map highlights important biodiversity areas and also takes into account all the uses of our offshore ocean space including our fishing industry, to then identify the best candidate sites for an ecologically representative network of MPAs. Fiji’s marine resources and their services to Fiji’s p...
  • Monitoring World Heritage site closures

    Description: Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.

    Introduction: In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas. This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the...
  • ASAP launches its first small grant scheme for Southeast Asian species on the brink of extinction

    Description: The IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP), with support from Fondation Segré, has launched a Rapid Action Fund for tackling the extinction crisis in Southeast Asia. Small grants are now available for urgent conservation action that focuses on Critically Endangered land and freshwater vertebrate species found in Southeast Asia (ASAP species). These are the first grants to come from ASAP, marking a new stream of support for their Partners.

    Introduction: The grants of up to EUR 10,000 are targeting a region which has seen unprecedented decline in wildlife over the last decades. Currently there are 227 ASAP species, many of which are endemic to Southeast Asia. This number continues to rise as more species are listed as Critically Endangered by the IU...
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