(Re)Watch the Webinar | The CultureNature Journey

Culture Nature Journey

The “CultureNature Journey” webinar, organised by the ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group, was held on 16 May 2020. Re(watch) it below or on the ICOMOS YouTube Channel and read the summary.


The CultureNature Journey is an activity jointly coordinated by ICOMOS and IUCN, with a range of partners from all over the world. The first Nature-Culture Journey took place in Hawai’i at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2016, and in 2017 a second CultureNature Journey was organised at the ICOMOS General Assembly in Delhi, India. The journeys have produced two statements of commitments: the Mālama Honua – to care for our island Earth (2016); and the Yatra aur Tammanah (2017).

The CultureNature Journey, or Nature-Culture Journey, builds on the growing evidence that natural and cultural heritage are closely interconnected in most landscapes and seascapes, and that effective and lasting conservation of such places depends on better integration of philosophies and procedures regarding their identification and management. The journey recognizes an approach to heritage that has emerged based on the understanding that relationships between people and the natural environment have worked to shape both our physical environment and belief systems. It embraces the complexity of our heritage, which includes biological resources, genes, landscapes, geological diversity, cultural places and practices, and traditional knowledge systems.

The Journeys have become a platform to introduce and mainstream the outcomes of key culture-nature international cooperation like the ICOMOS-IUCN Connecting Practice Project and the IUCN-ICCROM World Heritage Leadership programme.






  • Tim Badman, Director of the IUCN Nature-Culture Initiative
  • Eugene Jo, Coordinator of the ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership programme
  • Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy, ICOMOS Focal Point for the CultureNature Journey
  • Maureen Thibault, Communications and Projects Assistant at ICOMOS International



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