World Heritage Sites Reeling from Climate Change; Mia Taylor; Travel Pulse

USA – Everglades National Park

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says more than 60 sites are threatened.

The number of World Heritage sites being negatively impacted by climate change has nearly doubled in a mere three years.

A new report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature—the official advisory body on nature for the UNESCO World Heritage Committee—says the locations around the globe threatened by global warming has risen from 35 to 62 since the last study was completed.

The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2—an update from a report issued in 2014—offers an assessment for the first time of the changes in the conservation prospects for all 241 natural World Heritage sites: iconic places such as The Great Barrier Reef and the Florida Everglades.

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