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Definition(s)

In an environmental context, cultural heritage can be understood as being (1) natural sites with cultural aspects such as cultural landscapee, physical, biological or geological fomations and (2) the intangible cultural heritage of community encompassing traditional knowledges, oral traditions and rituals (drafted: ELC)

The inherited body of beliefs, customs, artistic activity and knowledge that has been transmitted by ancestors. (Source: GEMET/ RHW) /n

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
world heritage

In other languages

French
patrimoine culturel
Russian
культурное наследие
Spanish
patrimonio cultural
Arabic
تراث ثقافي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with cultural heritage

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Convention on Migratory Species
Nagoya Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
World Heritage Convention
Ramsar Convention
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats
Carpathian Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly