5 New World Heritage Sites

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.”

 

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via: National Geographic

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