In 2008, our pictures appeared in the after meeting brochure of the International Expert Meeting on World Heritage and the Arctic organized in 2007 by Nordic World Heritage Foundation and the World Heritage Centre with the support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for the Environment.


Representatives from the eight States Parties of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention in the Arctic region, organizations of indigenous peoples, the Advisory Bodies (IUCN, ICOMOS participated in this meeting to exchange information on the natural and cultural heritage of the Arctic region, with identification of potential sites of Outstanding Universal Value for the World Heritage List.The brochure can be downloaded at http://whc.unesco.org/uploads/activities/documents/activity-548-1.pdf

Boute Expeditions is a Brazilian based Company, specialized in Birdwatching, Photo Safaris and Natural History Tours. We are the very first Birding Company to have offices in Mato Grosso, Sao Paulo and Aracajú. Being, at this moment the only Birdwatching oriented Company in the entire Brazilian Northeast, offering you unbeatable ground logistics. Since 1982, we had been offering over 1.000 (One Thousand) trips to the Pantanal & the main birding sites in Brazil.

Turfantastik Tours

is a member of The TURSAB "Association of Turkish Tour Operators and Travel Agencies"
Mehmet Ozbalci with Turfantastik Tours has been organizing cultural expeditions since 1982 and operating photography since 1991 for US, Canadian and Australian photo tour· companies and also for individual amateur and professional photographers. He is one of the first photographers to organize and lead photo tours & workshops in Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Kazakhstan.


The UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme (http://whc.unesco.org/en/wheducation/), initiated as a UNESCO special project in 1994, gives young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and natural heritage.

We have contributed to the Brazilian part (page 233 and following ones) of the Portuguese version of the “Kit World Heritage in Young Hand”. You can read or download it at the World Heritage Centre website at http://whc.unesco.org/uploads/activities/documents/activity-54-30.pdf.

The idea of involving young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion came as a response to Article 27 of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). It seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to the continuing threats facing our World Heritage.

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