The Economist, an internationally read and respected news magazine, has criticized the decision-making process of the World Heritage Committee, with a focus on Galapagos to illustrate its case.  Saying that politics are trumping sound technical advice, the article describes how the Committe, a 21 country group, decided to remove the Galapagos from the Danger List against the advice of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  The IUCN is the formal technical advisory body to the World Heritage Committee, as defined in the World Heritage Convention's text.

The Economist has rightly called for more transparency and public disclosure of its decision-making process.   CNH Tours agrees.

See the full article here

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