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The Contribution of Rainforest Alliance/Forest Stewardship Council® Certification to the Conservation of World Heritage Sites

Since the passing of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention in 1972, the designation "World Heritage Site" has been awarded to 911 properties of outstanding natural or cultural importance. Natural World Heritage sites have exceptional natural beauty and/or outstanding biodiversity, and typically have a national-level designation such as national park or wildlife preserve in addition to their World Heritage status.

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Measuring Our Impact

To be certain that our initiatives are effectively advancing our mission, we conduct scientific research and analyze relevant studies done by other researchers.

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