World Heritage

Behind the image: November 2014

Sunset on the Sunderban, West Bengal, India. The Sunderban, and extraordinary place of cultural and biological diversity, is one of India's important World Heritage areas.  Its fragile ecosystem supports a range of endangered species, including the Royal Bengal tiger. Apart from being a biodiversity hotspot, it is

World heritage matters…

The World heritage Convention began in 1972 and is focused on protecting natural and cultural sites of outstanding universal value.  By signing the Convention, national Governments undertake to: "conserve not only the World Heritage sites situated on its territory, but also to protect its national