World Heritage Convention Workshops

 

Program CoordinatorCyril Kormos, The Wild Foundation; International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (Iucn/Wcpa) (Usa), Cyril@Wild.Org

Wild10 Program Goal – to strengthen the status of World Heritage sites as no-go zones for industrial resource extraction, to develop technical guidance for increasing the number of wilderness areas on the World Heritage list, to plan for the World Parks Congress and to inform WILD10 delegates regarding IUCN’s role as an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.

 

Session Time Key

A is      9:30 AM to 11:10 AM
B is     11:30 AM to 1:10 PM
C is      3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
D is      5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 

World Heritage (WH) Convention Workshop Series

WH I:  Mining, Extractive Industries And Industrial Development In And Around Sacred Natural Sites, Indigenous Territories, World Heritage Sites And Protected Areas – Workshop
[crossover With Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled For:  Tuesday, Session C– Music Room

WH II: Mining, Extractive Industries And Industrial Development In And Around Sacred Natural Sites, Indigenous Territories, World Heritage Sites And Protected Areas – Roundtable
[crossover With Indigenous & Community Lands & Seas Forum] Scheduled For: Tuesday, Session D– Music Room

WH-III:  Wilderness And The World Heritage Convention: Applying Criterion Ix
Scheduled For: Wednesday, Session B – Salon de Pinturas

WH-IV:  Wilderness, World Heritage And The World Parks Congress: Preparing For Sydney In 2014
Scheduled For: Wednesday, Session C – Salon de Pinturas

WH-V:  IUCN and The World Heritage Convention: Understanding IUCN’s Role As An Advisory Body
Scheduled For: Thursday, Session C – Aula 2.4

 

 

WH-I/ICLS-III:  PROTECTING SACRED NATURAL SITES, INDIGENOUS TERRITORIES, WORLD HERITAGE SITES AND PROTECTED AREAS IN THE FACE OF MOUNTING PRESSURES:  MINING, EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT – WORKSHOP 

Scheduled For:  Tuesday, Session C– Music Room

Objective: Panel will assess escalating mining and development threats to sacred natural sites, Indigenous territories, World Heritage Sites and Protected Areas; highlight how incursion of extractives into conservation territories officially protected by multilateral systems is becoming increasingly common, and explore the growing call for No-Go zones; lead discussion on how to effectively halt the incursion of such threats; and prepare for working session to follow, developing strategies and action steps.

Moderators – Liz Hosken, The Gaia Foundation, Nigel Crawhall, IUCN Theme on Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities, Equity and Protected Areas (TILCEPA); Gathuru Mburu, African Biodiversity Network, (Kenya) & Giovanni Reyes, National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples, Philippines (KASAPI); ICCA Consortium (Igorot)

Pygmy forest territories and the impact of mining concessions – Perspectives from the Batwa
Joseph Itongwa (Walikali), Coordinator of PIDP-Kivu; Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC); ICCA Consortium (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Facing mining initiatives in Tuareg Territories
Aboubacar Albachir (Tuareg), Association Tunfa; Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC); ICCA Consortium (Niger)

Sacred Maya sites facing myriad destructive “development” interventions in Guatemala – Legislation and other means of protection
Felipe Gomez (K’iche’), Oxlajuj Ajpop (Guatemalan National Council of Mayan Spiritual Leaders); ICCA Consortium (Guatemala)

Mining and Indigenous communities in the Philippines: Impacts and active protection
Giovanni Reyes (Igorot), National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples, Philippines (KASAPI); ICCA Consortium, (Philippines)

World Heritage Sites Under Threat – World Heritage Sites & Extractive Industries
Cyril Kormos, The WILD Foundation; International Union for the Conservation of Nature /World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA) (USA)

Maintaining Cultural Integrity of Country in the Face of Large-scale Development Pressure –  Strategies Developed by Kimberley Aboriginal People
Wayne Bergmann, KRED Enterprises (Nykina Mangala, Traditional Owner, Australia)

Lessons from the Far North – Greater Laponia
(TBD)

 

WH-II/ICLS-XIX:   PROTECTING SACRED NATURAL SITES, INDIGENOUS TERRITORIES, WORLD HERITAGE SITES AND PROTECTED AREAS IN THE FACE OF MOUNTING PRESSURES: MINING, EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT – ROUNDTABLE

Scheduled For: Tuesday, Session D– Music Room 

Objective – Broaden support for moving beyond position papers and statements, for stronger commitments from governments and the mining and extractives industries to respect and protect categories of Protected Areas, World Heritage Sites, Indigenous territories and sacred natural sites; draft practical strategies and action steps, including a WILD10 Resolution on the protection of indigenous and community lands and seascapes in the face of extractive industries. (Will feed directly into various streams at World Parks Congress 2014.)

Moderators – Liz Hosken, The Gaia Foundation, Nigel Crawhall, IUCN Theme on Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities, Equity and Protected Areas (TILCEPA); Gathuru Mburu, African Biodiversity Network, (Kenya) & Giovanni Reyes National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples, Philippines (KASAPI); ICCA Consortium (Igorot, Philippines)

Participating Organizations – The Gaia Foundation, African Biodiversity Network, ICCA Consortium, The WILD Foundation, Land is Life, SNSI (Sacred Natural Sites Initiative), TILCEPA (IUCN Theme on Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities, Equity and Protected Areas), CEESP (IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy), CSVPA (IUCN Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas), others.

 

WH-III:  Wilderness and the World Heritage Convention: APPLYING NATURAL CRITERIA

Scheduled For: Wednesday, Session B – Salon de Pinturas

Objective: Develop recommendations for how to interpret  and apply the natural criteria, in particular the ‘ecological process’ and ‘biodiversity’ criteria, i.e. criteria ix and x of the World Heritage Convention to generate more large-scale / wilderness WH nominations; Identify wilderness areas with World Heritage potential; Devise a strategy for encouraging and catalyzing more wilderness World Heritage nominations; Present a concept for a global primary forest serial nomination.

Moderator – Cyril Kormos The WILD Foundation; International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA) (USA)

Defining Wilderness in a World Heritage Context.
Cyril Kormos, The WILD Foundation; International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA) (USA) 

Existing Guidance on Criteria IX and X Under the World Heritage Convention and Next Steps.
Bastian Bertzky, Joint Research Centre – European Commission; International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA)

Existing and Potential New Wilderness Areas on the World Heritage List.
Tilman Jaeger, International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN /WCPA) (Germany) 

World Heritage and Wilderness:  The Case for a Serial Nomination for the Planet’s Primary Forests.
Brendan Mackey, Griffith University; / Councilor, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (Australia) 

Towards a Strategy for Catalyzing Further Wilderness World Heritage Designations
Tim Badman, International Union of the Conservation of Nature, World Heritage Programme (UK)

 

WH-IV: Wilderness, World Heritage and the World Parks Congress: Preparing for Sydney in 2014.

Scheduled For: Wednesday, Session C – Salon de Pinturas

Objective: A session to plan wilderness and World Heritage input into the World Parks Congress streams.

Moderators – Cyril Kormos, The WILD Foundation; International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA) (USA), Tim Badman, International Union of the Conservation of Nature, World Heritage Programme (UK) and Marc Patry, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Canada)

An Overview of the World Heritage Cross-Cutting Stream at the 2014 World Parks Congress.
Tim Badman, International Union of the Conservation of Nature, World Heritage Programme (UK)

Forming a new NGO World Heritage Advocacy Network
Alec Marr, Australian Rainforest Conservation Society, International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA) (Australia)

 

WH-V:  IUCN and the World Heritage Convention: Understanding IUCN’s Role as an Advisory Body

Scheduled For: Thursday, Session C – Aula 2.4 

Objective: An overview of IUCN’s role as Advisory Body to the World Heritage Convention including monitoring of existing sites, missions to evaluate sites nominated for World Heritage listing, the role of WCPA etc.

Moderator—Tim Badman IUCN World Heritage Programme 

An Introduction to the IUCN World Heritage Programme
Tim Badman, International Union of the Conservation of Nature, World Heritage Programme (UK)

Monitoring World Heritage Sites: Understanding Conservation Outlook Assessments
Elena Osipova, International Union of the Conservation of Nature, World Heritage Programme (Russia) 

World Heritage Evaluation and Monitoring Missions: What They Are, What Expertise is Required and Who Can Be an Evaluator.
Tilman Jaeger, International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN /WCPA) (Germany) 

World Heritage , IUCN-WCPA and the World Heritage Specialist Group
Cyril Kormos, The WILD Foundation; International Union for the Conservation of Nature/World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA) (USA)