17th International Soqotra Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Soqotra (FoS)

The Annual General Meeting is an event that brings members of Friends of Soqotra and non-members to discuss their latest findings and scientific research on the archipelago’s unique heritage.  Attendees have the opportunity to share and learn...

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ARC-WH Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

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Bahrain Action Plan for Marine World Heritage

Identifying priorities and enhancing the role of the World Heritage Convention in the IUCN WCPA marine global plan of action for MPAs in our oceans and seas. 

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Tabe'a II Report - Enhancing Regional Capacities for World Heritage

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), helps the world find pragmatic solutions for our most pressing environmental and developmental challenges. As the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation, IUCN focuses on biodiversity, climate...

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Tabe'a Nature and World Heritage in the Arab States: Towards Future IUCN priorities

The Arab States are home to a wealth and diversity of natural heritage, with desert landscapes and marine sites being particularly noteworthy. The number of natural sites currently listed is, however, the smallest of any...

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Six Natural Wonders of Arabia - Factsheet

Discover six natural World Heritage Sites in the Arab States. 

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Assessment Report on the Threats and Factors in the Natural Components of the Ahwar

This project was aimed at developing the technical skills of the staff responsible for providing periodic assessments of the status of conservation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the natural components of Ahwar World Heritage property in...

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Wintering Waterbirds in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Results of International Waterbird Census, 13-14 January 2017.  Surveys conducted and report prepared by:  The Supreme Council for Environment and The Arab Regional Center for World Heritage

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The World Heritage Nomination of The Ahwar of Southern Iraq

Refuge of Biodiversity and Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities. A case study of providing upstream guidance and capacity building for a World Heritage Nomination to a State Party to the 1972 Convention.

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Rapid Cultural Inventories of Wetlands in Arab States

Executive Summary The Ramsar and World Heritage Conventions collect large amounts of information on sites, for example through the Ramsar Information Sheets  and the World Heritage State of Conservation Reports . However, information on how cultural values and...

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