Synergies between World Heritage sites and Key Biodiversity Areas

World HeritageFoster MN

International organizations seriously concerned with the preservation of biodiversity find themselves confronted with the enormous task of establishing a hierarchy of sites in need of attention. In this respect they have become increasingly aware over the years of the work done in the framework of the World Heritage Convention, whose interests are convergent with their own. A set of common actions would meet the objectives both of World Heritage and biodiversity conservation.

NatureServe Author(s)


  • Matthew N. Foster, Russell A. Mittermeier, Tim Badman, Charles Besancon, Bastian Bomhard, Thomas M. Brooks, Naamal De Silva, Lincoln Fishpool, Michael Parr, Elizabeth Radford, Will Turner