About Us - Press Releases - CEMEX presents “Earth’s Legacy: Natural World Heritage”
December 8, 2015
- CEMEX collaborates with international organizations to publish the 3rd volume of the CEMEX Nature Series.
- CEMEX launches the CEMEX Nature site to promote a global culture of appreciation and respect for nature.
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today the release of “Earth’s Legacy: Natural World Heritage,” the third edition of its Nature Series. This insightful and deeply informative series builds on the more than two-decade tradition of CEMEX’s celebrated 20-volume Conservation Book Series. This new book combines splendid photography with expressive prose to enhance the reader’s comprehension and concern for the conservation of our planet’s culturally arresting and naturally diverse World Heritage sites.
For over two decades, CEMEX has had the privilege to work with some of the world’s most prestigious and dedicated conservation organizations to publish provocative books that illustrate the need to preserve and protect our environment. This year’s volume is presented in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International, and The WILD Foundation. Through the World Heritage Convention, UNESCO has successfully promoted international cooperation to protect the exceptional cultural and natural value of World Heritage sites for current and future generations, so that they—unlike the seven wonders of the ancient world—are conserved for all time.
“Earth’s Legacy: Natural World Heritage” captures the spectacular diversity and beauty of these outstanding places on our planet. Through evocative writing and unforgettable photography, it provides a magnificent, comprehensive overview of these sites’ aesthetic, natural, and cultural value, coupled with their remarkable geodiversity, ecological processes, and biodiversity. It further highlights the sad reality that many of these irreplaceable sites are under enormous risk and require greater protection if humanity is to preserve the world’s natural heritage for the future.
As one of the industry’s leading companies in areas of environmental protection and land conservation, CEMEX fully recognizes the need to protect the outstanding universal value of World Heritage sites. Recognizing that nothing must impinge their settings and buffer zones, CEMEX is committed to building awareness of natural World Heritage sites and helping to promote and develop a culture of appreciation and respect for nature among its stakeholders and, by extension, the global community. It is further dedicated to working with relevant international organizations, responsible local authorities, corresponding statutory bodies and regulators so that the protection of these sites is maintained and, where possible, access and amenity are improved.
CEMEX Nature Site
To further promote a culture of appreciation and respect for nature across the global community, CEMEX is launching the CEMEX Nature Site, using the dynamics of social media channels to reinforce the impact of the published books. The site will go beyond extracts from the most recent books to include information about CEMEX’s other biodiversity and environmental projects.
We welcome you to visit CEMEX Nature Site: www.cemexnature.com
UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection, and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world that is considered of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972. For more information, please visit: en.unesco.org/
IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN is the advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. Working closely with IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), IUCN evaluates sites nominated to the World Heritage List, monitors the conservation state of listed sites, promotes the World Heritage Convention as a leading global conservation tool, and provides support, advice, and training to site managers, governments, scientists, and local communities. IUCN also promotes wider support for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention through partnerships and projects. For more information, please visit: www.iucn.org/worldheritage
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International (CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature and our global biodiversity for the well-being of people. Founded in 1987, CI is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area and employs a staff of more than 800 in 30 countries on six continents, with nearly 1,000 partners around the world. For more information, please visit: www.conservation.org/
As the heart of the global wilderness community for over 40 years, The WILD Foundation protects wilderness while meeting the needs of human communities, working across cultures and boundaries by collaborating with local peoples, organizations, the private sector, and governments to create dynamic practical projects and communications initiatives. WILD’s work promotes and demonstrates Nature Needs Half, a vision and a common-sense, practical approach that helps create a reciprocal, balanced relationship between people and nature, based on state-of-the-art scientific analysis and time-tested traditional knowledge and wisdom. For more information, please visit: www.wild.org/
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