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IUCN-ICOMOS Connecting Practice Project

Committee Members

Convenors: Steve Brown and Fran Han

The IUCN-ICOMOS Connecting Practice project aims to explore, learn and create new methods of recognition and support for the interconnected character of the natural, cultural and social value of highly significant land and seascapes and affiliated biocultural practices.

The World Heritage Convention is the leading international instrument for conservation that brings together nature and culture. Yet a range of obstacles to good performance exist an need to be addressed.

The  Connecting Practice project is a joint initiative between IUCN and ICOMOS . It provides opportunities for exploring how to form a more genuinely integrated consideration of natural and cultural heritage under the World Heritage Convention - bridging the divide.

The project involves as partners the Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) , the German Bundesamt fÜr Naturschutz (BfN), COMPACT and Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The project is supported by the Christensen Fund.

The purposes of the ISCCL Working Group on the Connecting Practice Project are: (1) to share information between the IUCN-ICOMOS Connecting Practice Project and the ISCCL; and (2) provide discussion within the ISCCL in ways that can support the Connectin Practice project on issues concerning nature-culture integration.