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How Banks Can Safeguard Our World Heritage

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Grand Canyon, manatees to mountain gorillas1, blue whales to the Blue Mountains, natural World Heritage sites include some of the most iconic landscapes, and are host to some of the most endangered species on the planet. On a personal level, many of those who hold senior positions in banks will have been fortunate enough to experience one or more of these once in a lifetime destinations. Worryingly however, nearly half these irreplaceable areas of outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity are under threat from mining and other industrial activities2. We need to be work together to safeguard these sites for current and future generations.