Five wild places have joined the list of 217 natural World Heritage Sites today. They include a foggy desert, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and a national park sprinkled with gorges and glaciers.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee selects places to inscribe as World Heritage Sites every year from a list of nominees. Guided by theWorld Heritage Convention—which was created in 1972—the Committee is tasked with selecting and ensuring the protection of natural and cultural areas of “outstanding universal value.”
via: National Geographic