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World Heritage Review 75: Culture - Nature Links
This special issue of World Heritage is about interlinkages between nature and culture.
One of the defining characteristics of the World Heritage Convention is that the governance of both natural and cultural values of Outstanding Universal Value falls under one international instrument, but we have still to harness the full potential it offers to recognize and build on their interlinkages. As evidenced in these pages, there is growing interest in bridging the divides and differences between nature and culture and addressing commonalities and possible shared opportunities through heritage conservation strategies. In the recent past, debates on these topics have resurfaced at World Heritage Committee meetings with both plenary discussions and side-events about the multiple challenges associated with nomination and management of properties.