Based on the “International Academy on Sustainable Development”, the Community of best management practices in UNESCO designated territories aims to set up an international cooperative network of site managers, operators and practitioners able to share ideas, initiatives, practices, tools to properly manage the UNESCO recognition to promote sustainable development in their respective territories and communities. The Academy, through all its international partners, serves as support to all the Community members to promote occasions of networking and international cooperation among sites for the implementation of projects aimed to build and reinforce local capacities towards a sustainable dimension of development.
The Community currently includes representative from 30 World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves, from 21 different countries:
Aflaj Irrigation Systems, Oman, WH

Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities, Mexico, WH

Alto Douro Wine Region, Portugal, WH

Arab-Norman Palermo and the cathedral churches of Cefalù and Monreale, Italy, WH

– Cultural landscape of Bali Province, Indonesia, WH

– Portovenere, Cinque Terre and the Islands, Italy, WH

– Coffee Cultural Landscape, Colombia, WH

– Costiera Amalfitana, Italy, WH

– Ferrara, city of Renaissance, and its Po Delta, Italy, WH

– Fort Jesus, Mombasa, Kenya, WH

– Gorge of Samaria National Park, Greece, BR

– Hortobágy National Park – the Puszta, Hungary, WH

Dorset and East Devon Coast, UK, WH

– Katon-Karagay, Kazakhstan, BR

– Ledro Alps and Judicaria, Italy, BR

– Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, Italy, WH

– Lamu Old Town, Kenya, WH

– Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces, Switzerland, WH

– Maloti Drakensberg Park, Lesotho and South Africa, WH

– Monviso, France and Italy, BR

– Mura-Drava-Danube, Croatia and Hungary, BR

– Mura-Drava-Danube/WWF Serbia Office, Serbia, WH

– Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, WH

– Ohrid-Prespa, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, BR

– Río Plátano, Honduras, BR

– Rio San Juan BR, Nicaragua, BR

– Stari Grad Plain, Croatia, WH

– The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral cultural landscape, France, WH

– Ticino Valley, Italy, BR

– Val d’Orcia, Italy, WH

– Venice and its Lagoon, Italy, WH